|“||I'm a healer, you know? A medical man, finest Medicine in the state!||„|
| —Benedict Allbright
Benedict Allbright is a quack Snake Oil conman who sells his counterfeit cures to the people of New Hanover. However, his "miracle cure" supposedly contains harmful substances, which have caused numerous fatalities. Because of this, a $50 reward was offered for his capture; his bounty poster can be picked up in Valentine's sheriff office.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Uncle had mentioned to Arthur that there was a bounty available in Valentine, and that it might be profitable. Arthur is introduced to Allbright by Sheriff Malloy, who offers a $50 reward if he is captured alive, beginning the optional mission "Good, Honest, Snake Oil".
Allbright is found by a campfire on a small cliff, by the bank of the Dakota River at the Cumberland Falls. Arthur confronts him, causing Allbright to not reveal his identity. As a trick, Arthur tells him that his mother is sick and that he wants to buy his miracle cure to save her. Seeing an opportunity, Allbright relaxes and happily bargains with Arthur. Arthur then holds Allbright at gunpoint, demanding him to surrender in the name of the law.
Allbright claims that he is innocent and jumps over the cliff into the Dakota River, and gets swept away in the current. Arthur pursues Allbright further down the river and ultimately manages to capture him. Once Allbright is returned to the sheriff's office in Valentine, the player receives the promised $50 reward and Allbright is locked up for good; he can still be seen in the jail by 1907, eight year later.
- Red Dead Redemption 2:
- If Benedict is looted after being captured, Arthur will receive a bottle of miracle cure. Ironically, it is perfectly safe for him to consume.
- If the player returns to the sheriff's office after the mission, Allbright will be sitting in his cell, and will sometimes curse the player for capturing him.
- If the player goes to the red portion of the West Elizabeth's map with Allbright stowed on horseback, the whole area except Blackwater will be free to explore without any Pinkertons spawning. However, exploration into New Austin remains impossible, as the invisible sniper will still kill the player if they try to enter said territory.
- During the Chapter 5 mission Dear Uncle Tacitus, if the player heads to the saloon, they can see Albright's poster on the wall, having replaced the one of Isabeau Katharina Zinsmeister. This is the only time when his poster can be seen outside of cutscenes.