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Rescue Tandi from the Raiders
ロケーションShady Sands
Khan Base
報酬500 XP
500 caps
2 stimpaks (optional)
Spear (optional)
Stop the Radscorpions
leads to:
Join the Khans
Free the Slaves

You are barely tolerated by us. Why should we give one of our most prized possessions to you?

Garl Death-Hand

Rescue Tandi from the Raiders is a side quest in Fallout.

Quick walkthrough編集

Side Quest: Rescue Tandi from the Raiders
Complete Stop the Radscorpions quest.
Go to Vault 15 and wait two days.
Speak to Aradesh.
Speak to Razlo.
Reward: Spear
Reward: Stimpak
Go to Khan Base.
Fight Garl Death-Hand.
Negotiate with Garl.
Kill Garl and the raiders.
Go to Shady Sands with Tandi.
Report back to Aradesh.
Reward: 500 XP, 500 bottle caps

Detailed walkthrough編集

After completing the Stop the Radscorpions quest, exploring Vault 15 and waiting 2 days, either Seth or Aradesh will ask the Vault Dweller to save Tandi from nearby raiders, known as the Khans.

If the Vault Dweller talks to Razlo before leaving town, Razlo will sympathetically give them 2 stimpaks. If the Vault Dweller talks to Aradesh and agrees to find Tandi, he will give them a spear.

There are numerous ways to rescue Tandi:

  • Defeat all of the Khans and break her out.
  • Fight Garl in Unarmed combat for her release.
  • Purchase her from Garl.
  • Intimidate Garl for her release (45% Speech required).
  • Quietly kill the two guards at the rear of the building and pick the lock on Tandi's cell.
  • With a Luck of 9 (and male gender, and wearing leather armor or using a Stealth Boy), the raiders will mistake the Vault Dweller for Garl's father whom he killed to take control of the Khans (50% chance). With at least 6 Intelligence and a Charisma or Speech check, the Vault Dweller can bluff Garl with this ruse and secure Tandi's release.
  • Use dynamite on the door to her cell.

The first and second methods of rescue entail a lot of risk, with the second method especially so should the Vault Dweller still be at a low level, as Garl is a highly competent brawler and is much more experienced than his men.

Tandi can be used as a party member if the Vault Dweller never takes her back to Shady Sands. However, since she cannot be given combat commands and doesn't appear to change her equipment she is of limited use. She also doesn't have comments for any area or event beyond just taking her home, whereas the other party members will comment on various areas, buildings and people throughout the game.



  • Asking Seth for money will make him behave aggressively, but this will not make him hostile. Though, should the Vault Dweller say they will not do the job without hearing about the reward, Seth will become angry and turn hostile (along with nearby guards and Katrina). While it is possible to escape to the world map, this effectively locks the Vault Dweller out of Shady Sands, as Seth remains hostile.
  • Killing the Khans before Tandi is kidnapped will rule out this quest. Likewise, if the quest Join the Khans is completed, the same will happen.
  • When escaping from the base with Tandi, a note will appear: "You gain 0 experience points for freeing Tandi." (Only for the violent solution. For freeing her non-violently, you will receive 400 XP.)
  • Young Tandi in Fallout 2´s Café of Broken Dreams random encounter will mention this quest if the Chosen One asks her about it, even lampshading her uselessness[1] and a bug where Aradesh'd be upset even after saving his daughter[2].
  • The other cell door is pickable with 19% Lockpick.


If the Vault Dweller has Ian as a companion, and fights Garl, he may get into the ring. If this happens, he will attack Garl; (Unarmed or by shooting as well) when Garl does not. This is of great help in completing the quest. Normally Ian is outside the ring and cannot help. [verified]



  1. Ectandi.msg:{108}{}Sorry I didn't have better combat skills in Fallout 1. I guess I didn't get out much.}
  2. Ectandi.msg:{110}{}So there was this bug when you rescued me from the raiders and brought me back to Dad, he'd go ballistic. Gosh, that sucked!}