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The Elder is just that – old, older than you can remember. Still, she has the strength and fire to lead the village through these hard times.”
Background[edit | edit source]
The Elder was born to the Vault Dweller and Pat on October 2, 2188, in the village of Arroyo. For twenty years, she grew up and lived in the village, brought up in its ways. She survived her mother and when the Vault Dweller vanished from Arroyo on January 16, 2208, she became his successor. The Elders of Arroyo ruled as a regency council while the future Elder was preparing for the Temple of Trials. She was schooled extensively in various sciences, mathematics, and, of course, weapon skills. Rigorous physical training was also an integral element of the process.
After completing the Temple of Trials gauntlet, a mystic test involving plenty of hallucinogens brewed by Hakunin, and losing her handgun, she successfully ascended to her position as Elder. Her ruled was characterized by stability and wisdom, while the Temple test was revised as a result of her criticism. Her rule was "interrupted" by pregnancy in 2220, with the future Chosen One born on March 23, 2221. The identity of the father was not disclosed in tribal records, for reasons unknown. It's entirely possible that it was an embarrassment for the Elder. Although it was not known at the time, the child would be pivotal to the fate of the wastelands, including Arroyo. When the worst drought in decades hit Oregon in 2241, the Chosen One underwent the same trials as his mother before embarking on a quest to retrieve the GECK, so that the dying village can be saved. The Elder had little to give her son, beyond the $152 and a water flask. Little did she suspect that she would next see her son on Control Station Enclave.
The reason for this was the Enclave's need for test subjects from the wasteland. As descendants of Vault 13 dwellers, the Arroyo tribesmen were a perfect fit for their purposes. On July 20, 2242, a fleet of Vertibirds carrying assault troops landed in the village. Soldiers in power armor herded the gassed villagers into the cargo holds, cutting down those who tried to resist with laser weapons, including Hakunin.
However, the Chosen One would foil the Enclave's plans. In Fall of 2242, he destroyed the oil rig and the Enclave's genocide program. In the process, he saved both the Vault 13 dwellers and Arroyo tribesmen, evacuating them to the tanker and returning them to the mainland. With two halves of the same ancestry reunited, the Arroyo elder was finally happy. She wished her father would be there to witness what his grandson accomplished. She passed away in her sleep a few months later, knowing that New Arroyo would flourish under the care of her son.
Family[edit | edit source]
|Village elder||Unknown man||Morlis||Unknown man|
|Chosen One||Leslie Anne Bishop|
|Chosen One's brother||Unknown woman||Nagor|
|Mr Bishop||Unknown woman||Feargus|
|Mr. Bishop's daughter|
Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
|This character starts quests.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
- Finish Temple of Trials: The Elder is technically the quest giver.
- Find Vic the Trader.: The Elder starts the player on the first bread crumb in the game's storyline.
- Retrieve the GECK for Arroyo.: The overarching quest of the game is started by the Elder.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
|$ 152 (given to the player)|
Drops on death
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]