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Red Dead Redemption:
Undead Nightmare Side-mission

Biographies and Lies
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Start Casa Madrugada
End Casa Madrugada
Given by Landon Ricketts
Location Diez Coronas
Rewards Boom Bait
Unlocked by Unlocks
Undead Nightmare
mission strand:

"American Imperialism"
Undead Nightmare
mission strand:

"Mother Superior Blues" Part 2

Well, we got sunshine, sand and a plague that makes people want to eat each other. Come to think of it, it must feel just like America to you.

Landon Ricketts welcomes Marston to Mexico

Biographies and Lies is a side-mission in the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare DLC pack.


When Marston reaches Casa Madrugada, he finds that while it is not overrun with the Undead, it is also not completely free of them either. John discovers very quickly the town is relatively safe because it is being protected single-handedly by Landon Ricketts.

John had been under the impression that things were quieter in Mexico, but is now finding that this is not the case. Naturally, John asks Ricketts for his take on the undead plague, but all Ricketts can offer is that, despite having seen and done ugly and horrible things in his life, he'd never seen anything quite as ugly and horrible as the dead walking.

Ricketts does, at least, propose a solution, which is to find something that will attract the Undead so they can kill them en masse. When John mentions that Nigel West Dickens' Elixir works as bait, Ricketts suggests John get him a few bottles and some Dynamite.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Objectives

To complete this mission, the player must:

Mission Details

John then has to make or find a bottle of Nigel West Dickens' Elixir, and Dynamite for Landon. You can obtain Dynamite after you have successfully saved El Matadero from zombies. After bringing both to Ricketts, he opens one bottle of the elixir, sticks dynamite in it and throws that bottle at the zombie. The zombie heads towards it and Landon shoots at the ground blowing the zombie up. After talking some more, Landon gives John some of the Boom Bait, and John completes the mission having 2 Boom Baits.

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Attacks Ricketts before speaking to him when returning the goods.
  • Dies.

Mission Complete Unlockables


For the mission the player needs to have two dynamite and Undead bait. Players can receive: Two sticks of Dynamite by heading to a town and save it from the zombie hordes. Try Gaptooth Breach and Agave Viejo. When you've successfully rid each area of zombies, you'll receive at least one stick of Dynamite from each. Players will rarely get Dynamite from killing and searching zombies. Players can acquire Undead Bait by Collecting one 1 Wild Feverfew and 1 Prairie Poppy to create one Undead Bait. Wild Feverfew can be found in the area surrounding Armadillo, Thieves' Landing and other areas across Cholla Springs and Hennigan's Stead. Prairie Poppy are located in Great Plains, near Broken Tree.

  • Another thing that a player can do is have the unlimited ammo cheat, so a player only has to get one stick of dynamite to complete the mission. However, activating cheats disables achievements and trophies.


There is sometimes a glitch in the cutscene in the latter part of this mission where there will be two versions of Landon Ricketts. One will move and act as normal within the scene and the other will sit permanently in a chair smoking.


Video Walkthrough

Red Dead Redemption- Undead Nightmare - Survivor Mission - Biographies and Lies

Red Dead Redemption- Undead Nightmare - Survivor Mission - Biographies and Lies


Completing this mission will contribute to acquiring the following trophy/achievement:

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40 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Attain 100% Game Completion statistic in Undead Nightmare.

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A Civilized ManA Cure for Most of What Ails YouAmerican ImperialismBiographies and LiesBirth of the Conservation MovementCurious Tales from BlackwaterDinner for TwoFilth and Other EntertainmentGet Back in That Hole, PartnerLove in the Time of PlagueMissing SoulsMother Superior BluesOn a Pale HorsePaternal Pride
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