Who Are You to Judge? is a Stranger side-mission featured in Red Dead Redemption.


A man named Jeb Blankenship in Rathskeller Fork asks Marston to find his lost love, who has been kidnapped by gangsters in Tumbleweed.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this Stranger appears on the world map, the player must complete:

Mission Objectives

To complete this mission, the player must:

Mission Details

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Start the mission by talking to Jeb in Rathskeller Fork.

Head over to the "?" blip in Tumbleweed. If necessary, fight the enemies that show up in this location and complete the hideout. You will find Jeb's horse and Ann Stephenson here.

Go back to Jeb with his horse. The woman will ride it back for you, so you don't have to lasso the horse all the way back. Also, if you're riding too fast for the woman, she'll just meet you at Rathskeller Fork instead, so you can just go there as fast as possible to complete the mission.

Tips & Tricks

  • This mission can be completed after clearing out Tumbleweed. If this is done, it will simply involve riding there and back.


Main article: Glitches in Red Dead Redemption
  • It is possible for the game to glitch after completing the mission. You will be suddenly teleported to the location where you find the horse, with the woman shooting at you. There will also be a notice saying you have failed the mission, even though it had been finished properly. This glitch can be triggered by stealing the horse after completing the quest.
  • Dying after meeting the woman may cause the woman and the horse to follow you to your respawn point while a duplicate woman and horse appears back at the original spawn point. In this way, you can have the woman and the horse following you even after you have completed the mission.
  • Occasionally, after completing the mission, the purple question mark will still be shown on the map, just outside of Tumbleweed (where you meet up with Lucy for the first time). If you move your cursor over the icon on the map, it will display the name of the mission "Who Are You To Judge"; however, upon arriving at the location, there is no icon to be found on the mini-map and neither Lucy nor Ann Stephenson are present.


  • After some time, in a later edition of the newspaper, it is reported that Jeb has married his "love" the horse, and that no friends or family members attended the ceremony.
  • The newspaper that announces Jeb's marriage to Lucy reveals that his last name is Blankenship.
  • In the Tumbleweed cemetery, there is a tombstone of a woman named Grace Blankenship who died in 1907 and is outlived by "loving husband Jeb". This grave is most assuredly the resting place of Jeb's late wife. Like Billy in "Flowers for a Lady", it is entirely possible that Jeb lost his sanity when his wife died, causing him to fall in love with a horse.
  • If the player tries to ride Lucy after completing the mission, they will be shot at.
  • If the player hogties Ann and kills her after the mission's completion, she will turn into a horse. The player may then skin AND loot the corpse.
  • If one is to save the game after completing this mission, Ann will enter the room next to the safehouse in Rathskeller Fork and stay there unless attacked.
  • Lucy appears to be a Dutch Warmblood

Video Walkthrough


Who Are You to Judge? - Stranger Mission - Red Dead Redemption


Aiding Strangers will contribute toward the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Complete a task for a Stranger.

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25 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.
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