- "You have heard rumors of a powerful, cursed gun known as The Bane. With some help from Marcus Kincaid, you may be able to find this legendary weapon."
- Ask Marcus about the gun known as The Bane.
- Find Horace in The Dust
- Pick up McNally's ECHO
- Pick up Gar's ECHO
- Search cemetery for The Bane
The mission begins with the ECHO recorder of a dead bandit outside of Moxxi's.
Horace is found dead in Bug Gulch with an ECHO recorder that reveals the next portion of the Bane's story and the next objective.
McNally is the next person to find and he is also in the Dust, this time in a shack between Goose's Roost and the Hodunk Speedway. McNally is a raving psycho with utensils jammed in his ears and immediately attacks anyone who approaches. Once killed, he drops the next ECHO recorder which reveals the next piece of the story and a man named Gar in Lynchwood.
Gar is found dead in Gunslinger's Corner. Taking his ECHO recorder and map completes the story and points out the location of the Bane where it has been buried in the southern part of Lynchwood. The final turn-in location is a flower growing from the grave.
- "You have successfully tracked down the mythical gun known as The Bane. Congratulations. Maybe."
Turn In: The Grow
- The mission reward: unique submachine gun Bane.
- Text of 'An Old ECHO Recorder' item reads: My last worlds...
- Although the mission does not become available until after The Once and Future Slab is complete, the dead bandit and the ECHO recorder appear outside Moxxi's during/after Bright Lights, Flying City.