Monday, August 21, 2017

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - How to Save Kent from Sinjin and alternate ending

The final stage of Fallout 4's The Silver Shroud quest is one of the trickiest to handle with very alternate ways to resolve it.

Basically, if you want to do it the way the quest was scripted to play out, you need to succeed in the Speech challenge goading Sinjin to kill you in front of Kent. That turns off the script that has Sinjin and Avery kill Kent as soon as something goes wrong.

You know the quest is meant to play out this way because they even have a standby (Avery) to kill Kent even if you kill Sinjin before anything happens. And there is no chance of Kent surviving the shots because they have the bad guys shoot him repeatedly (one shot will do, apparently). In fact, while you're pulling out your gun or clicking hit locations in VATS, Kent can get shot to death.

They really, really, want the only true way to get Kent out alive to be the Speech Challenge. Some sites and vids show you ways to basically exploit mechanics to get around it. Instead of stressing out over it using various tricks, I recommend one of two things:
Once you succeed in getting them to kill you first, the best course of action is probably to run back into the elevator especially since Sinjin likes to throw grenades. Kent is out of trouble and you can wait till the enemies stop hunting you and reset their positions.

If you have very good Stealth skills (get a Stealth Boy if you need it), you can snipe them from the elevator -- and even do so to the no-name Raiders prior to talking to Sinjin. As long as you are never detected by Sinjin or Avery, Kent is safe.
If you attack and/or kill either Sinjin or Avery, whoever is left alive will immediately kill Kent.

In the video below, you can see I sniped one Raider and snipe the other one afterwards. Since I am not detected, Sinjin and Avery stay waiting for dialogue.

If you don't care about Kent, you can get an alternative ending dialogue with Sinjin. If you succeed in turning them against Sinjin, they still attack you after Sinjin is dead, so failing the Speech challenge is actually better as it leaves you to fight Sinjin alone first.

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