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Collecting Holotags

location: Citadel
given by: Scribe Jameson
reward: Caps, XP

Collecting Holotags refers to an unmarked and repeatable quest in Fallout 3.


Objectives and walkthrough


Becoming the messenger

After completing the main story line quest The Waters of Life, you will gain access to The Citadel, the Brotherhood of Steel's main headquarters in the Capital Wasteland. Inside the A Ring area, you will find a woman named Scribe Jameson. She is the keeper of the scrolls at the Citadel, which means it's her responsibility to record the actions of the Brothers, including their last action of all, their deaths. After speaking to her, she will tell you to bring her any Brotherhood Holotag you may find on your journeys.

Delivering the message

At this point you probably already have some Brotherhood Holotags, which can be found when searching the corpse of a fallen Brother. If you kept these Holotags, you can give them to Scribe Jameson, who will thank you for bringing her this sad news. If you want to find more Holotags, you can search the bodies of any dead Brotherhood members, who can be found around the Galaxy News Radio building, near The Washington Monument, The Citadel, inside the Arlington Library and other places.

For the more daring, you do have the option of killing sleeping Brothers by the 'Mister Sandman' method. This nets you power armor and firearms, along with the holotags. Be careful to save before each kill, though.

After you escape Raven Rock you will not be able to speak with her again (she will tell you to go and talk to Elder Lyons about the attack on Project Purity); however, players with Broken Steel can resume Holotag collecting after Project Purity is activated.


Scribe Jameson will pay you 100 caps and 25 XP for every Holotag you bring her, and additionally she promises that from time to time she will be able to give you "something a bit more interesting," alluding to the Brotherhood's ongoing technological research. You can return to her as often as you wish.


After you start the Take it Back! quest, you can not engage in a regular conversation with Jameson, nor almost any Brotherhood of Steel member left in the Citadel after Liberty Prime is released, unless you have purchased the Broken Steel DLC.


  • When talking to Scribe Jameson about the holotags; if you say 'I have two Holotags for you.' She will pay you for two tags, but only remove only one holotag regardless of how many you carry. Sometimes after the initial holtags you give to Scribe Jameson, she will no longer take any holotags. The dialogue box gives no option for exchanging the tags. She simply asks you over and over again if you want to hear the story, never triggering the exchange dialogue box ( PC version).
The Citadel

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