Conspicuous Pool Shark



Encounter Conditions

Only if you have the Lost Watch quest and the Pool Shark has already fled The Happy Hour. Also requires the Punk Uprising quest to have started?

Initial Text

You can see the pool player you've been chasing making his way across the Quad. He's trying to look inconspicous, but that's pretty hard when you're the only person moving through a huge field and have flame red lapels.

He hasn't noticed you yet, but you won't have any more cover than him if you try to sneak up.

Summary of Choices

  1. Shoot him from here - Gain 2 XP in Perception, or 4 XP and get drops from the Pool Shark
  2. Rush him - something happens
  3. Leave him be - Walk Away

Choice Text and Results

Shoot him from here

You try to find a good position for a shot, but his field of view is just as good as yours. He spots you and takes off.

You've earned 2 XP in Perception

Or, with sufficient stealth power? (9 works, and I had 5 ranged power)


You sneak to a good position and take a shot from across the Quad. He crumples like a rag doll.

Things are pretty abandoned, so nobody even gives you any trouble as you collect his possessions.

You found: hustler's cue

You found: hustler's coat

You found: Anthony's watch

You found: 2 doses of anxiety medication

You found: old switchblade

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Rush him

You charge after him, scattering the crowd he's hiding in. By the time you get to where he was, he's already put an entire stretch of sidewalk behind him.

You chase him across the Quad, following close behind. But eventually your stamina gives out and you're forced to slow down, legs burning.

Damn it, that guy's fast. Either he's on something or you're out of shape.

When you lost track of him, he was breathing heavily and his cheap suit was soaked with sweat. Shouldn't be much longer now.

You've earned 3 XP in Strength

Unlocks Hiding Pool Shark encounter.

Or other results similar to Fleeing Pool Shark?

Leave him be

You turn and walk away. Something about this situation has him spooked pretty badly, but you don't feel like getting involved right now.

See Walk Away?

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