“The only thing that keeps the flies off me is not to sweat... and when I don't have enough power to keep cool, I can't.”— Eric
Divert more electrical power to Eric's home is a side quest in Fallout 2.
|Side Quest: Divert more electrical power to Eric's home|
|Speak with Eric.|
|Go to the Broken Hills power plant.|
|Persuade Brian to divert more power.||Use the computer to divert more power.|
|Return to Eric.|
|Reward: Buffout/$/Karma, 1000 XP|
The quest involves diverting power to a house owned by Eric, a Ghoul who is constantly surrounded by flies due to being sweaty.
To complete the quest, the Chosen One must go to the power plant and talk to the power plant operator; or if the Chosen One has a high enough Science skill, they can do it on their own (a critical success on the computer rewards 500 XP bonus for optimizing the power grid, while a critical fail shocks for 10-15 points of damage).
Eric can either give the Chosen One Buffout (if they haven't beat Francis at armwrestling yet), or $150. The Buffout is the better option, since it is worth $50 more than the pure money. Declining any reward gives +10 Karma. Eric will also advise the Chosen One to travel to the New California Republic since there is a bigger chance of finding a G.E.C.K. there.