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Yearling
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderFemale
AffiliationLyons' Brotherhood of Steel
RoleScientist
RankSenior Scribe[1]
LocationArlington Library
Dialogue FileYearling's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsThe Wasteland Survival Guide
Yearning for Learning
Statistics
AlignmentGood
SPECIALStrength: 3
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 4
Luck: 6
Technical
Base ID000156ebRef ID00032913
ActorKaren Carbone
 
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The collected knowledge of a lost age is worth far more than any weapon.

Senior Scribe Yearling is a Scribe of the Order of the Quill and member of Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Born in 2247, she is young, friendly, and the polar opposite of Head Scribe Rothchild. She is very dedicated and tends to be a bit shy. A member of the Order of the Quill, she has recently been transferred to a mission to gather pre-War knowledge from the wasteland.[2] To this end, she and her team set up a forward operating center out of the Arlington Library.[3] Driving its raider occupiers back into the building. Although she has access to the card catalogs she lacks access to the main archives, unable to reach the computer due to the building's previous occupiers.[4]

Naturally as a scribe she highly values the acquisition of knowledge,[1][5] she will express surprise that a someone would come to the library to look for something as simple as ink.[6] Although one would assume that she volunteered for such an endeavor, she was more likely sent out on this mission to remove her dissenting views.[5] Scribe Bigsley, implies as such when conversed with.[7]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

She can be found in the front desk area of the Arlington Library.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Effects of player actions[edit | edit source]

She will completely ignore the Lone Wanderer if they insult the Brotherhood, and orders the Lone Wanderer to leave the library.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Brotherhood scribe robe
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Weapon
Chinese assault rifle
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Carried items
-
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Drops on death
empty

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • She says multiple times that she belongs to the "Order of the Word"[8][9][10] even though such an order doesn't exist. She actually belongs to the "Order of the Quill".[11] This is a developer oversight, as evidence due to the French version having the correction.[12]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Scribe Yearling appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Yearling's name and her job of collecting books may be a reference to Yearling Books, an imprint of the publishing company Random House.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lone Wanderer: "I'm searching for records from the library."
    Yearling: "It seems that we have similar goals in mind. It's rare to meet someone who has proper priorities. I am Senior Scribe Yearling, Order of the Word. I have a proposal for you if you are interested."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.95: "Scribe Yearling
    A 30-year-old scribe assigned to the Archives, Scribe Yearling has been transferred to a mission to gather prewar knowledge from the Wasteland. She is young, friendly, and the polar opposite of Scribe Rothchild. She's very dedicated and tends to be a bit shy. When you first meet her, she is in this building but may move to the Citadel; check there if you can't find her."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you do in this library?"
    Yearling: "We have set up this area as a forward operations center for our project. The books we collect can be recorded with the computer systems here. We then ship them under escort back to the Citadel for transcribing into the archives there."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "Can you help me access the library's archives?"
    Yearling: "The front desk computer has access to the card catalogs, but it appears that it's lost the connection to the main archives. Here's the password. Now, you might be able to find the central computer further in there, but I'm afraid you'll have to do that without me. I'm a scholar, not a fighter."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Why are you collecting books?"
    Yearling: "Books represent the collected knowledge of the world before. Everything from a child's story book to a detailed technical guide has value. By assembling and recording this knowledge, we scribes can analyze it and use it to further the goals of the Brotherhood. Whatever our Elder decides that those goals are, that is."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Wait... Is there a problem with your Elder?"
    Yearling: "It is not my place to criticize Elder Lyons. All I will say to an outsider is that he is not a traditionalist. That is all."
    The Lone Wanderer: "I see. Thanks."
    Yearling: "Certainly."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm looking for some ink. I was told it might be here in the library."
    Yearling: "Hmmm, surprised anyone would care about that old stuff. I think there may be some in the old restoration laboratory a few flights up. Just watch yourself up there, I think it may be infested with rats and roaches."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm interested. Continue..."
    Bigsley: "I started out in the Swords. I upped the output of a few Laser Rifles. Apparently some initiates couldn't handle the extra power. A few got hurt. Then I joined the Shields. Bowditch wasn't all that pleased with me proving him and his theories on forcefield resonance were a bit "antiquated." Then I found myself among the Quills. Jameson refuses to accept any fact that conflicts with her rose colored optimistic views. She likes to assign "contradictory" personalities to "field operations." Take for example myself here, or Yearling, exiled to that accursed library. I used to think Rothchild and I were on the same page. Turns out he's happy to blindly follow the old man's orders like the rest of them."
    (Bigsley's dialogue)
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "I use what I can find, the same as anyone."
    Yearling: "So it goes with all of us. Perhaps we can be of use to one another. I am Senior Scribe Yearling, Order of the Word. I have a proposal for you if you are interested."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "Why should I tell you anything, lady?"
    Yearling: "Actually, it's "Scribe", not lady. Senior Scribe Yearling, Order of the Word. And you should tell me what I want to know because I have a proposal and the considerable resources of the Brotherhood to compensate you."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm searching for records from the library."
    Yearling: "It seems that we have similar goals in mind. It's rare to meet someone who has proper priorities. I am Senior Scribe Yearling, Order of the Word. I have a proposal for you if you are interested."
    (Yearling's dialogue)
  11. The Lone Wanderer: "What Order are you a part of?"
    Elizabeth Jameson: "We have a single field associate: Scribe Yearling. She operates out of the former Library of Congress to the northeast."
    (Elizabeth Jameson's dialogue) Note: This line is in error as Scribe Yearling operates out of the Arlington Library.
  12. In the French version of the game, Yearling introduce herself as a senior scribe of the Order of the Quill