The Disappearing Act Quest
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Stages of "The Disappearing Act" quest
1. Search Earl Sterling's House for Clues
I've offered to help Nick and Ellie find out what happened to Earl Sterling, a bartender at The Dugout Inn. I need to find a way into Earl's home, see if I can turn up any clues to his whereabouts...
His house is in Diamond City Market, next to The Dugout Inn.
Inside the house search for Surgery Receipt.
1.1. (Optional) Obtain the Key to Earl Sterling's House
Vadim Bobrov has it, he is Earl's friend. Just talk to him in The Dugout Inn.
2. Investigate the Mega Surgery Center
Earl got a receipt for facial reconstruction surgery from Doctor Crocker at the Mega Surgery Center. Maybe he knows what happened to Earl.
Talk to Doctor Sun or examine Tracks of Blood.
3. Investigate the Surgery Cellar
I discovered a suspicious blood trail leading into the Mega Surgery Center basement. Could this be a clue to Earl's whereabouts? I need to find out what's down there.
3.1. (Optional) Obtain the Key to Surgery Cellar
You can try to persuade Doctor Sun to open it for you or, when failed, just unlock it (Advanced).
4. Talk to Ellie
I discovered what happened to Earl - Doc Crocker killed him during a botched surgery.