If you don't have the caps or Speech to make it into The Strip, completing missions for the King is your best bet for continuing along your journey. If you wish to side with the NCR, completing this mission may be necessary.
First pass a Speech check or pay Pacer to meet with the King. He wants you to investigate an escort named Orris at the Freeside entrance. He will also give you 200 caps to buy this service. Give Orris the caps and follow him. You'll soon discover that he has been attacking his clients and will come for you. Kill him off and report to the King about what happened.
Next, you'll learn that some of his friends were hurt and are recovering in the Old Mormon Fort. Later, return to the main street of Freeside and talk to the Missionary. He will quiz you about the NCR, where the answers are Tandy, Shady Sands, and 2-headed bear. It's optional to also talk to Julie, a member of the Followers. However, it's mandatory if you want to stay on the NCR's side.
With the password from the Missionary and Julie's advice, enter the Ruined store and talk to Elizabeth. You'll learn that Pace is behind the continued squabbling between the Kings and NCR. Return to the Kings with your findings and you'll be warned that Pacer has started another shoot out. Return to the NCR hideout and choose a side: either kill off the NCR or talk to Elizabeth directly. Either way, return to the King to gain free access to the Strip.
Nothin' But a Hound Dog
After completing G.I.blues, The King will give you Rex has a companion. Rex's brain is damaged and Julie in the Old Mormon Fort has some clues.
Take Rex to Jacobstown and talk to Dr. Henry. He will suggest getting a replacement brain for Rex from some other dog. You have three options: The Legion, the Fiends, or Novac. In Novac, you can buy a brain form Old Lady Gibson. This brain will improve Rex's attack and is the safest route.
If you have good standing with the Legion and bring Rex to The Fort, you can fight and kill Lupa in a one-on-one arena battle. Afterwards, simply take her brain as a prize and use it to increase Rex's hitpoints. Last, you can scout out the Friend's territory and kill off the big dog Violetta, who will give Rex more speed. Either way, take the brain back to Dr. Henry and complete the quest.
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