The Legend of the Star
Given by: Festus [Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters] (M48:1)
You can find Festus in [Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters] (MsB:18). As you enter the factory, to your left is the famed Festus cowboy. Greet him with "Pleased to Meetcha" and then ask for stars "Star info". Your task is very simple - you have to collect 50 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps.
Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap locations can be found in the World Atlas.
Wandering in the area outside the entrance to [Nipton] (MsF:18), you can find Tomas and Jacklyn. Side with one of them by killing another.
If you've decided to help Tomas and you've killed the woman, talk to him and ask him why he was attacked by her. You'll learn that she wanted his lucky necklace made of the Star caps.
- [Speech 50] tell him that he'll be safer without these caps;
- [Terrifying Presence] threaten him and ask for the necklace;
- let him go.
If you have chosen the first of the second option, you'll get 7 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps.
If you've decided to help Jacklyn and you've killed that man, talk to her and ask her why she was attacked. You'll learn that she wanted the necklace made of the Star caps.
- [Intelligence 7] verify if she is telling the truth - tell her that there are 6 and not 7 caps in the necklace and then kill her;
- let her go.
If you've killed her, loot her body and take 9 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps.
A Valuable Lesson
After collecting at least 50 caps, return to Festus to get your reward. But unfortunately there is no reward (except the story about The Legend of the Star). You'll automatically start this mission which actually is a real prize for your troubles. Go to the vault. The way is blocked (M48:2) so you have to find another way. There is one room with a collapsed ceiling (M48:3) #1. Go to the upper floor and find a room with a safe. There is a hole over the safe - go through it. You'll find crates with caps inside #2. There is also dead Allen Marks in the corner, as well as holotape with the true story about Star Caps.