Stealing Independence achievement in Fallout 3

Stealing Independence

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How to unlock the Stealing Independence achievement

  • Bentom08Bentom0854,798
    23 Nov 2008 23 Nov 2008
    61 2 3
    To start this quest talk to Abraham Washington in Rivet City, Midship deck. The National Archives are near the washington monument. Travel there (if you haven't found it yet I suggest doing "Galaxy News Radio" quest at the same time as this one. If you face the capitol building the national archives are down one of the streets to the left hand side. Go in and forward to meet Sydney who is also trying to find the declaratuion of Independence. She can show you how to find it, but you have to split the reward with her (I did it this way I don't know about the other ways). Agree to team up and use the the computer behind her to access a hidden elevator in the floor. Take this down, and make your way forward (it's pretty self-explanatory if you've got Sydney with you) Either kill the robot at the end or go to arlington library to get ink for good karma (much easier to kill him). Use his computer to open the door at the back. Open the middle safe, grab the decleration and get out of there. Fast travel to rivet city to get your reward.

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    VidalukoVetWait, Sydney? I just did that achievement, and there was no one inside, I did it by my own, is a little hard, since there are a lot of raiders, super mutants and robots inside...
    Posted by VidalukoVet on 16 Apr 09 at 05:09
    The GlobalizerI think I had the ideal situation -- I agreed to bring Sydney, but she was killed quickly by one of the defense robots, so I got her gun; I had already done the Arlington Library and had the ink; I told Button to blow himself up, which he did; and got the Bill of Rights and Magna Carta while I was there.

    The only tough part of this level is fighting the defense robots, if you encounter them.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 22 Nov 09 at 19:14
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  • CyphateCyphate380,235
    28 Dec 2008 12 Apr 2009
    28 1 0
    Talk to Abraham Washington and head to the National Archives. Agree to work with Sydney, keep her alive for the original attack to save loads of time by going down the elevator (Going the long way only gives you generic loot and drastically decreases your life expectancy). Then, after shooting or speech challenging Button Gwinnet, kill Sydney for menial bad karma, (or upset Button and hide behind Sydney so she gets killed by the turrets) and land yourself a unique gun and some reasonable armour, plus no reward sharing. And this quest can be done in about 5 minutes ater stepping into the place. Easy.
  • AKU DorkinstineAKU Dorkinstine71,841
    01 Dec 2011 24 Dec 2011
    10 0 0
    Once Sidney gets you down stairs let the robots kill her, then you won't receive bad Karma and you can loot her for a unique 10mm machine gun which is the best 10mm in the game

    Second you can convince the head robot that your an important American President won't spoil who, however you can convince the droid to make a fake copy and give you the real one, that way you can sell the fake document to Abraham Washington, and keep the real one for yourself or sell it to other traders who seek the document

    You can also find a copy of the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights down here which sell for like 100 caps a piece.

    anyway lots of caps and a cool 10mm machine gun are your loot. hope this helps

    If your going to leave bad feedback, please let me know how I can make this guide better. I take feedback into consideration. THX
  • NamawoilpeNamawoilpe116,044
    15 May 2012 11 May 2012
    8 1 0
    You can do the quest as explained in the other posts.

    But you can get the nice 10mm machine gun of Sydney without killing nor getting her killed by robots.

    After you sell the declaration of Independence to Abraham Washington, Sydney will get some reward from him (not sure it takes a part of yours) then she says she wants to drink and get laid in Underworld with the goules. If you chat with her you can learn her dad left when she was 14 without explaining her. If you give her a recorded message of her dad (can't remember where I found it) she says she wants to stop looting and she gives you her super gun.
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