The village Elder or Tribal Father is Charon, who is skeptical to the benevolence of the Brotherhood's intentions, but agrees to their terms after the village was rescued from the hands of raiders by the Brotherhood. The shaman of Brahmin Wood is called Hawkeye, who is only vaguely interested in the affairs of the village.
The game takes place in 2197 in the American Midwest. The Eastern Brotherhood of Steel is trying to claim territory surrounding Chicago. The Warrior, the player character, is a new recruit to the Brotherhood, tasked to lead a squad of soldiers made up of available initiates.