|Hold it right there, outlaw!|
This article is littered with spoilers, so I reckon you might ought'a mosey on down the road if you don't want to read any plot details.
|Start||East of Ridgewood Farm|
| Bonnie MacFarlane|
"This is Armadillo, USA"
|Stranger Location map|
Marston finds a sickly looking woman in the middle of the desert named Jenny. Marston and Jenny soon find out that they recognize each other from the train that Marston used to get to Armadillo earlier in the opening cutscene. Jenny thinks that she needs no assistance due to the fact that she has faith, and tells Marston to go on without worrying, but Marston still ponders about what to do, and he decides to go to Armadillo for some medicine. When Jenny is given the medicine, she believes that it was God who forced John/Jack to get the medicine, and Marston realizes she has gone insane in the heat. She denies a ride into town and is left in the desert.
Before this Stranger will appear on the world map, the player must complete:
After speaking with Jenny, the player must:
- Give her medicine.
- Leave her alone.
Start the mission by speaking to Jenny. She can be found just east of Ridgewood Farm. She will be marked with a "?" when you can start this mission. She will say she is fine and for the player to leave her alone. She obviously is not fine. Head into town and buy medicine from the store. (If the player does this mission just after he went to Armadillo with Bonnie, then the player will already have some medicine to give to Jenny.)
Bring the medicine back to Jenny. Though being offered to take her to town to seek help, she refuses, saying "With faith, I can achieve great things, I know that.". She will take the medicine and decide to stay in the desert, despite Marston practically begging to give her a ride back to town.
Note: After completion the player can also choose to kill her and loot her body. If one does so, he will get their medicine back. Taking her by force back to Armadillo (via hogtie), has no significant result.
The Man from BlackwaterEdit
According to Hillcoat's Short Film, "The Man From Blackwater", Jenny lies dead close to the rock where she was found while a vulture seems to be ready to eat her. Because Hillcoat's movie has somewhat alternative events compared to ones in Red Dead Redemption, it can't be proven that this is her fate in the game storyline.
- Although Jenny is famished and weak, pointing a gun at her will immediately cause her to scream and run away. This is a default behavior oversight.
- If this stranger mission is done as Jack Marston, a different dialogue will occur where Jack briefly asks if he'd seen Jenny before, but Jenny will reply by saying that she hadn't. This is because only John knew Jenny from riding in the same train out of Blackwater. Jack had never seen her before.
- Upon completion of this mission, Jenny can easily be hogtied and used to get the Dastardly trophy/achievement.
- If the player chooses to hogtie Jenny and releases her inside the Armadillo Safehouse, she will run downstairs and sit on a stool in the saloon. If she is taken to Las Hermanas and released in the chapel, she will begin to pray, and tell John to leave her.
- If the player begins this mission while playing as John but does not finish it until he plays as Jack, Jack will speak to Jenny as if he knows her. Additionally, doing this means that Jenny has not changed her clothes, eaten anything, bathed, moved, been discovered by anyone or anything else, or aged at all over the course of a few years, all of which seem incredibly unlikely, if not entirely impossible.
- If one hogties and tries to bring Jenny back to town, most times, a posse of police will come after the player and shoot and kill Jenny.
- If one is to bring Jenny to the doctor in Armadillo, she will run to the police.
Complete a task for a Stranger.
Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.
And upon the completion of this mission, Jenny can be used to acquire the following Achievement/Trophy: