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Gallows Humor

location: Citadel
given by: Lyons' Pride
reward: 1000 caps

Gallows Humor refers to an unmarked quest in Fallout 3.


The Betting Pool

Talk to some of the members of the Lyons' Pride in the Great Hall after gaining entry to the Citadel. They will tell you about a betting pool to try and guess Gallows' real name. You can ask Knight Captain Gallows about it after hearing about the bet. If your speech skill is high enough, you can convince Gallows to tell you his real name. After you find out his name you should speak to Paladin Glade, who is running the betting pool. Glade can be found near Gallows in the Great Hall in the A Ring area. Gallows tells you his real name is Irving and asks that he just be left alone.

When talking to Gallows for the first time, if you should choose <say nothing> all 3 times it appears to have a better chance of working, usually increasing your chances by 2% or so.


  • The reward is the current betting pool, which has risen to 1000 Caps.


  • This mini-quest can be done up until Liberty Prime is launched during the quest Take it Back!. With Broken Steel, it can still remain active after the quest.
  • Glade may die during the assault on Project Purity, if this happens the quest cannot be completed and you will not get the 1000 caps. Confirmed on all Platforms.

Behind the scenes

  • Possible reference to Saving Private Ryan. In the movie, the soldiers in the squad which the movie is centered on have a pool over what their Captain's (Tom Hanks) career is back in America. Another similarity is that they also were sent away from a greater force, on their own, to accomplish a mission.
  • Gallows humor is a type of humor that arises from stressful, traumatic, or life-threatening situations; often in circumstances such that death is perceived as impending and unavoidable. It is similar to dark comedy but differs in that it is made by the person affected.
The Citadel

This article uses material from the "Gallows Humor" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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