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|name =Owyn Lyons
 
|name =Owyn Lyons
 
|image =Elder Lyons.jpg
 
|image =Elder Lyons.jpg
 
|race =[[Human]], Caucasian
 
|race =[[Human]], Caucasian
 
|affiliation =[[Brotherhood of Steel (Capital Wasteland)|Brotherhood of Steel]]
 
|affiliation =[[Brotherhood of Steel (Capital Wasteland)|Brotherhood of Steel]]
|gender =Male
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|role =[[Brotherhood of Steel]] [[Elder (rank)|Elder]]
|rank =[[Brotherhood of Steel ranks#Elder|Elder]]
 
 
|location =[[Citadel|The Citadel]]
 
|location =[[Citadel|The Citadel]]
|appearances =''[[Fallout 3]]''<br />''[[Broken Steel]]''
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|appearances =''[[Fallout 3]]''
|mentions =''[[Point Lookout (add-on)|Point Lookout]]''
 
 
|quests =[[Take it Back!]]
 
|quests =[[Take it Back!]]
|family =[[Sarah Lyons]] (daughter)
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|family =[[Sarah Lyons]] - daughter
 
|actor =[[William Bassett]]
 
|actor =[[William Bassett]]
 
|alignment =Very good
 
|alignment =Very good
 
|special =4[[ST]], 3[[PE]], 4[[EN]], 2[[CH]], 7[[IN]], 4[[AG]], 5[[LK]]
 
|special =4[[ST]], 3[[PE]], 4[[EN]], 2[[CH]], 7[[IN]], 4[[AG]], 5[[LK]]
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|level =25
 
 
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{{Quotation|When I came here, I realized for the first time that the Brotherhood's technology could truly save the survivors in this Wasteland. I chose to help them, even if it meant putting the Brotherhood's interests at risk. Some of my soldiers called me a hero. Others called me a traitor.|Elder Lyons|''[[Fallout 3]]''}}
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{{Quotation|When I came here, I realized for the first time that the Brotherhood's technology could truly save the survivors in this Wasteland. I chose to help them, even if it meant putting the Brotherhood's interests at risk. Some of my soldiers called me a hero. Others called me a traitor.|Lyons}}
   
Elder '''Owyn Lyons''' is a [[Fallout 3 characters|character]] in the [[Capital Wasteland]] in [[Timeline#2277|2277]].
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Elder '''Owyn Lyons''' is the leader of the [[Brotherhood of Steel (Capital Wasteland)|Brotherhood of Steel]] in [[2277]].
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Lyons, 75, was already highly decorated when he set out from the order's [[Core Region|West Coast]] headquarters, leading a party of soldiers on a mission to reestablish contact with the "[[Brotherhood of Steel (Midwest)|Eastern Brotherhood]]." He discovered this abandoned [[Citadel|Pentagon]] military complex. The presence of [[Vault 87 super mutant|Super Mutant]]s sent a chill up the collective spine of the Brotherhood; these weren't the children of the dreaded [[Master]], nor were they the remnants of the band that fled east and were ultimately destroyed (or assimilated into the Brotherhood of Steel) in the [[Chicago]] area. No, this was a new breed of Super Mutant, one with a local origin. But where did they come from? What did they want? How were they reproducing? Elder Lyons was ordered to discover the source of this new Super Mutant infestation and wipe it from the face of the earth. Recent weeks have seen him galvanize his "[[Lyons' Pride|Pride]]" to thwart the remnants of the [[Enclave]] forces, and to provide drinking water to all.
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Lyons was born in [[2202]]<ref>[[Fallout 3 Official Game Guide]]</ref>, and was originally a [[Brotherhood of Steel]] [[Paladin]] stationed at the [[Lost Hills]] bunker in [[South California]]. In [[2254]] the Brotherhood's ruling council decided to send a contingent of soldiers to the [[East Coast]], with three important objectives. First, to scour the ruins of [[Washington D.C.]], once the nation's capital, and recover any and all advanced technology. Second, to investigate the reports of [[Vault 87 super mutant|super mutant]] activity in the area. Third, to reestablish contact with the [[Brotherhood of Steel (Midwest)|Brotherhood of Steel]] and return them under Lost Hills command (the [[Brotherhood of Steel (Midwest)|Brotherhood of Steel]]'s main airship had crashed near [[Chicago]] during a large storm, and all communication was lost with the [[Lost Hills]] bunker). So a small but hardened contingent of Brotherhood of Steel soldiers, led by Paladin Lyons (and accompanied by his three year-old daughter [[Sarah Lyons|Sarah]], friend and technological adviser [[Scribe]] [[Reginald Rothchild|Rothchild]], as well as [[Cross|Star Paladin Cross]] ,[[Henry Casdin|Paladin Henry Casdin]], [[Ishmael Ashur|Paladin Ishmael Ashur]], [[Paladin Tristan|Knight Commander Tristan]], [[Knight Captain Colvin|Junior Knight Colvin]] and [[Paladin Gunny|Junior Paladin Gunny]]) set out from [[Lost Hills]] and began the long trek east to what was once [[Washington D.C.]]
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===Go east===
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Contact with the Midwestern Brotherhood turned out to be unsuccessful. The group passed [[The Pitt]] on the way to the [[Capital Wasteland]] and "cleansed" the area of its mutated population, an action later to be known as the [[Scourge]].
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When the group reached the East Coast, they found the [[Citadel|Pentagon]] largely destroyed but still holding a technological marvel in the form of [[Liberty Prime]]. This discovery was significant enough to earn Paladin Lyons a battlefield promotion to Elder, and a new directive from his superiors; to establish a new, permanent Brotherhood base in the [[Capital Wasteland]], and continue the search for any other advanced technology hidden in the capital’s ruins. Lyons accepted his new post gladly, and founded the [[Citadel]], built into and beneath the ruins of the Pentagon. Lyons and his soldiers also found the [[Vault 87 super mutant|super mutants]] in the urban ruins of [[Downtown D.C.]] and helped stop the mutant tide from overtaking the entire region, by at least keeping them at bay.
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Fighting the super mutants, simply keeping them at bay, may have been enough for the area's [[wastelander]]s, but for the Brotherhood, too many questions remained; foremost among them, the means by which these new mutants were being created, where they were being created, and why they were using the people of the Capital Wasteland. Finding these answers would, ultimately, become Owyn Lyons' obsession.
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===A new mission===
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The years passed, but not in a way anyone had foreseen. Indeed, the Brotherhood of Steel’s importance to the people of the Capital Wasteland was not something that Lyons ever expected. Nor was it something his superiors back in California cared at all about. Their newest Elder had a clearly defined mission; to acquire advanced technologies in and around the ruins of Washington D.C. Finding the source of the super mutant threat and destroying it was important too, of course. Lyons’ prime objective was, first and foremost, the acquisition of technology. The super mutants were his second priority. Thus was the subject of every communication from the Brotherhood of Steel leadership in California.
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But Elder Owyn Lyons had another priority, one he considered more important than his original directive or any orders received since; the protection of the innocent people of the Capital Wasteland. And so, Lyons sent word to his superiors that he would continue his search for technology when he was damned good and ready, and would not sacrifice the people who had come to rely on the bravery and strength of the Brotherhood of Steel.
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The Californian corridors of Lost Hills erupted in rumor and speculation. Some claimed Owyn Lyons had "gone native", putting the needs of the people of D.C. above those of the Brotherhood itself; others saw him as a Brotherhood Elder finally exhibiting the selfless behavior that should serve as a model for the entire order. Caught in the middle, the ruling Elders made the only decision they could; they would still recognize Elder Lyons as a leader of the Brotherhood of Steel, and the Citadel as their D.C. headquarters. But all support from the West Coast was thereby cut off. If Lyons wanted to pursue his own agenda on the East Coast, he would have to do it alone.
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===Outcasts===
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Most of Elder Lyons’ soldiers supported his dedication to the people of the Capital Wasteland, and were proud of their leader’s commitment to honor and heroism. But there were those who voiced their opposition – loudly, and aggressively. They believed that by abandoning the Brotherhood of Steel’s primary mission of acquiring new technologies, Elder Lyons had abandoned the very values that defined the order itself.
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One night, the dissenters departed from the Citadel, absconding with weapons, Power Armor, and other pieces of technology and equipment. This was, without question, Owyn Lyons’ darkest hour. He had become a man of compassion and understanding, and couldn’t help but sympathize with those who had left: he had abandoned the Brotherhood’s primary mission. He recognized that, and took full responsibility for it. Some of the Knights and Paladins who left had been his brothers for years. Together, they had shared victory and loss, pain and elation. But to those soldiers loyal to Elder Lyons, this dereliction of duty and theft of technology was an act of cowardice and treason. The dissenters would call themselves the "[[Brotherhood Outcasts|Outcasts]]", traitors to the Brotherhood of Steel – it was a name they would ultimately wear like a badge of honor, proud of the distance it put between themselves and Lyons’ "soldier sycophants".
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
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==Daily schedule==
 
==Daily schedule==
As a leader of the Brotherhood of Steel, Lyons spends most of his day in the [[Citadel Lab]], [[A-Ring]] or [[B-Ring]]. He regularly converses with the [[Scribe (Fallout 3)|Scribe]]s [[Reginald Rothchild|Rothchild]], [[Bowditch]] and [[Peabody]] on their various projects. In addition, he checks up on the progress on the Brotherhood's major project, rebuilding [[Liberty Prime]], and supervises the armory as well as the smithy. When he is not working in the Citadel Lab, he is usually eating in the A-Ring's Great Hall, studying in his room in B-Ring or sleeping.
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As the leader of the [[Brotherhood of Steel (Capital Wasteland)|Brotherhood of Steel]], Lyons spends most of his day in the [[Citadel]]'s [[Citadel Lab]], [[A-Ring]] or [[B-Ring]]. He regularly converses with the [[Scribe]]s [[Reginald Rothchild|Rothchild]], [[Bowditch]] and [[Peabody]] on their various projects. In addition, he checks up on the progress on the Brotherhood's major project, rebuilding [[Liberty Prime]], and supervises the armory as well as the smithy. When he is not working in the Citadel Lab, he is usually eating in the [[A-Ring]]'s Great Hall, studying in his room in [[B-Ring]] or sleeping.
   
 
==Interactions with the player character==
 
==Interactions with the player character==
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===Quests===
 
===Quests===
* [[The Waters of Life]]: Lyons allows the [[Rivet City]] science department and you safety within the Citadel's walls.
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* [[The Waters of Life]]: Lyons allows the Rivet City science department and you safety within the Citadels walls
 
* [[Picking up the Trail]]: Lyons asks you to find a [[Garden of Eden Creation Kit|G.E.C.K.]] in [[Vault 87]].
 
* [[Picking up the Trail]]: Lyons asks you to find a [[Garden of Eden Creation Kit|G.E.C.K.]] in [[Vault 87]].
 
* [[Take it Back!]]: After thought out deliberation, Elder Lyons gives the order to assault the [[Jefferson Memorial]] and retake [[Project Purity]] from the [[Enclave]].
 
* [[Take it Back!]]: After thought out deliberation, Elder Lyons gives the order to assault the [[Jefferson Memorial]] and retake [[Project Purity]] from the [[Enclave]].
 
* [[Death From Above]]: After waking up from two weeks of unconsciousness, Lyons tells you what has happened in the past two weeks and directs you to [[Tristan|Paladin Tristan]] who will brief you on the Brotherhoods next move.
 
* [[Death From Above]]: After waking up from two weeks of unconsciousness, Lyons tells you what has happened in the past two weeks and directs you to [[Tristan|Paladin Tristan]] who will brief you on the Brotherhoods next move.
 
===Effects of player actions===
 
* Choosing to destroy the Citadel in [[Who Dares Wins]] results in Owyn Lyons' death.
 
   
 
===Other interactions===
 
===Other interactions===
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* Elder Lyons can grant you permission for trading with the Citadel's quartermaster, [[Durga|Knight Captain Durga]].
 
* Elder Lyons can grant you permission for trading with the Citadel's quartermaster, [[Durga|Knight Captain Durga]].
 
* Elder Lyons will pay you 100 caps for any information on [[Vault 87 super mutant|super mutants]]. The first piece of information can be found when exploring [[Vault 87]], and discovering that it is a breeding ground for Super Mutants, though it is suspect that speaking to [[Uncle Leo]] about the "metal place" is required for the [[Lone Wanderer]] to figure out what Vault 87 really is. Other pieces can be obtained from Uncle Leo.
 
* Elder Lyons will pay you 100 caps for any information on [[Vault 87 super mutant|super mutants]]. The first piece of information can be found when exploring [[Vault 87]], and discovering that it is a breeding ground for Super Mutants, though it is suspect that speaking to [[Uncle Leo]] about the "metal place" is required for the [[Lone Wanderer]] to figure out what Vault 87 really is. Other pieces can be obtained from Uncle Leo.
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===Effects of player actions===
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* Choosing to destroy the Citadel in [[Who Dares Wins]] results in Owyn Lyons' death.
   
 
==Inventory==
 
==Inventory==
 
{{Inventory
 
{{Inventory
|apparel =[[Elder Lyons' robe]]
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|apparel =[[Elder Lyons' Robe]]
|weapon =[[Smuggler's End]]
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|weapon =Elder Lyons' non-player [[Laser Pistol (Fallout 3)|Laser Pistol]] (Base ID: b4178)
 
|otheritem =-
 
|otheritem =-
|ondeath =[[Brotherhood of Steel holotag]]
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|ondeath =[[Brotherhood of Steel Holotag]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
* Three holotapes called [[Elder Owyn Lyons -- personal log]] can be found in the [[Citadel Lab]] and Lyons' quarters in the B-Ring.
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* Three holotapes called [[Elder Owyn Lyons -- Personal Logs]] can be found in the [[Citadel Lab]] and Lyons' quarters in the [[B-Ring]].
 
* Elder Lyons appears floating face up in the [[Sacred Bog]] during the hallucination that occurs while [[Walking with Spirits|intoxicated by Punga seeds]] in ''[[Point Lookout (add-on)|Point Lookout]]''.
 
* Elder Lyons appears floating face up in the [[Sacred Bog]] during the hallucination that occurs while [[Walking with Spirits|intoxicated by Punga seeds]] in ''[[Point Lookout (add-on)|Point Lookout]]''.
* When you ask him if he knows anything else about the super mutants after you tell him they are coming from Vault 87, he will say "You seemed to have learned more than I have in the past two weeks then I have in 20 years!", regardless of how long you've been out of Vault 101 and how long ago you told him about Vault 87. This is because when you break out of captivity from the Enclave, you have been held for two weeks, according to [[Three Dog]]'s radio broadcast.
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*When you ask him if he knows anything else about the super mutants after you tell him they are coming from Vault 87, he will say "You seemed to have learned more than I have in the past two weeks then I have in 20 years!", regardless of how long you've been out of Vault 101 and how long ago you told him about Vault 87. This is because when you break out of captivity from the Enclave, you have been held for two weeks, according to Three Dog's radio broadcast.
* He is ready to give up his command of the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel to his daughter, Sarah, according to one of his terminal entries.
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* He is ready to give up his command of the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel to his daughter, Sarah, as read in one of his terminal entries.
   
 
==Notable quotes==
 
==Notable quotes==
 
* "''I cannot -- I will not -- allow the Enclave to control the one thing that could bring even the slightest spark of hope to these people.''"
 
* "''I cannot -- I will not -- allow the Enclave to control the one thing that could bring even the slightest spark of hope to these people.''"
 
* "''Here I sit, in the safety of the Citadel, while the people of the Wasteland thirst, and suffer, and die. Here I sit, a failed, feeble old man.''"
 
* "''Here I sit, in the safety of the Citadel, while the people of the Wasteland thirst, and suffer, and die. Here I sit, a failed, feeble old man.''"
* "''Sarah may have forgotten she's a woman, but I haven't, and neither have the rest of the Brothers, judging by the looks they give her.''"
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* "''Sarah may have forgotten she's a woman, but I haven't, and neither have the rest of the Brothers, judging by the looks they give her.''" (In Elder Lyons's personal terminal, article ''Sarah's Birthday'')
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
Owyn Lyons appears in ''[[Fallout 3]]'' and ''[[Broken Steel]]'', and is mentioned in the [[Fallout 3 add-ons|add-on]] ''[[Point Lookout (add-on)|Point Lookout]]''.
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Owyn Lyons appears only in ''[[Fallout 3]]''.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
"''(...) I likened Elder Lyons's situation to that of the Vault Dweller in Fallout. Both of them were raised in an insular, xenophobic, technologically advanced society, were cast out of that society on a mission to find some important tech, and found themselves alone and in control of their destiny for the first time. And like the Vault Dweller ( at least, the Vault Dweller on my saved games ), he displayed that all-too human trait of compassion and went about helping people.''<ref name="ricardogonzalez">[http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?s=&showtopic=795634&view=findpost&p=11568117 Bethesda Game Studios forum - post by Ricardo Gonzalez]</ref>{{verify|01:06, June 17, 2011 (UTC)}}
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"''(...) I likened Elder Lyons's situation to that of the Vault Dweller in Fallout. Both of them were raised in an insular, xenophobic, technologically advanced society, were cast out of that society on a mission to find some important tech, and found themselves alone and in control of their destiny for the first time. And like the Vault Dweller ( at least, the Vault Dweller on my saved games ), he displayed that all-too human trait of compassion and went about helping people.''<ref name="ricardogonzalez">[http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?s=&showtopic=795634&view=findpost&p=11568117 Bethesda Game Studios forum - post by Ricardo Gonzalez]</ref>
   
''I think a lot of what kept the Brotherhood how the Brotherhood was, dogmatic, secretive, and so on, was their group-imposed isolation. Once you send a contingent out into the wastes, away from that continual feedback of norms and values, people are bound to start making up their own minds about things.''"<ref name="ricardogonzalez" />{{verify|01:06, June 17, 2011 (UTC)}}
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''I think a lot of what kept the Brotherhood how the Brotherhood was, dogmatic, secretive, and so on, was their group-imposed isolation. Once you send a contingent out into the wastes, away from that continual feedback of norms and values, people are bound to start making up their own minds about things.''"<ref name="ricardogonzalez" />
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:35, June 18, 2011

 
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When I came here, I realized for the first time that the Brotherhood's technology could truly save the survivors in this Wasteland. I chose to help them, even if it meant putting the Brotherhood's interests at risk. Some of my soldiers called me a hero. Others called me a traitor.— Lyons


Elder Owyn Lyons is the leader of the Brotherhood of Steel in 2277.

Background

Lyons was born in 2202[1], and was originally a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin stationed at the Lost Hills bunker in South California. In 2254 the Brotherhood's ruling council decided to send a contingent of soldiers to the East Coast, with three important objectives. First, to scour the ruins of Washington D.C., once the nation's capital, and recover any and all advanced technology. Second, to investigate the reports of super mutant activity in the area. Third, to reestablish contact with the Brotherhood of Steel and return them under Lost Hills command (the Brotherhood of Steel's main airship had crashed near Chicago during a large storm, and all communication was lost with the Lost Hills bunker). So a small but hardened contingent of Brotherhood of Steel soldiers, led by Paladin Lyons (and accompanied by his three year-old daughter Sarah, friend and technological adviser Scribe Rothchild, as well as Star Paladin Cross ,Paladin Henry Casdin, Paladin Ishmael Ashur, Knight Commander Tristan, Junior Knight Colvin and Junior Paladin Gunny) set out from Lost Hills and began the long trek east to what was once Washington D.C.

Go east

Contact with the Midwestern Brotherhood turned out to be unsuccessful. The group passed The Pitt on the way to the Capital Wasteland and "cleansed" the area of its mutated population, an action later to be known as the Scourge.

When the group reached the East Coast, they found the Pentagon largely destroyed but still holding a technological marvel in the form of Liberty Prime. This discovery was significant enough to earn Paladin Lyons a battlefield promotion to Elder, and a new directive from his superiors; to establish a new, permanent Brotherhood base in the Capital Wasteland, and continue the search for any other advanced technology hidden in the capital’s ruins. Lyons accepted his new post gladly, and founded the Citadel, built into and beneath the ruins of the Pentagon. Lyons and his soldiers also found the super mutants in the urban ruins of Downtown D.C. and helped stop the mutant tide from overtaking the entire region, by at least keeping them at bay.

Fighting the super mutants, simply keeping them at bay, may have been enough for the area's wastelanders, but for the Brotherhood, too many questions remained; foremost among them, the means by which these new mutants were being created, where they were being created, and why they were using the people of the Capital Wasteland. Finding these answers would, ultimately, become Owyn Lyons' obsession.

A new mission

The years passed, but not in a way anyone had foreseen. Indeed, the Brotherhood of Steel’s importance to the people of the Capital Wasteland was not something that Lyons ever expected. Nor was it something his superiors back in California cared at all about. Their newest Elder had a clearly defined mission; to acquire advanced technologies in and around the ruins of Washington D.C. Finding the source of the super mutant threat and destroying it was important too, of course. Lyons’ prime objective was, first and foremost, the acquisition of technology. The super mutants were his second priority. Thus was the subject of every communication from the Brotherhood of Steel leadership in California.

But Elder Owyn Lyons had another priority, one he considered more important than his original directive or any orders received since; the protection of the innocent people of the Capital Wasteland. And so, Lyons sent word to his superiors that he would continue his search for technology when he was damned good and ready, and would not sacrifice the people who had come to rely on the bravery and strength of the Brotherhood of Steel.

The Californian corridors of Lost Hills erupted in rumor and speculation. Some claimed Owyn Lyons had "gone native", putting the needs of the people of D.C. above those of the Brotherhood itself; others saw him as a Brotherhood Elder finally exhibiting the selfless behavior that should serve as a model for the entire order. Caught in the middle, the ruling Elders made the only decision they could; they would still recognize Elder Lyons as a leader of the Brotherhood of Steel, and the Citadel as their D.C. headquarters. But all support from the West Coast was thereby cut off. If Lyons wanted to pursue his own agenda on the East Coast, he would have to do it alone.

Outcasts

Most of Elder Lyons’ soldiers supported his dedication to the people of the Capital Wasteland, and were proud of their leader’s commitment to honor and heroism. But there were those who voiced their opposition – loudly, and aggressively. They believed that by abandoning the Brotherhood of Steel’s primary mission of acquiring new technologies, Elder Lyons had abandoned the very values that defined the order itself.

One night, the dissenters departed from the Citadel, absconding with weapons, Power Armor, and other pieces of technology and equipment. This was, without question, Owyn Lyons’ darkest hour. He had become a man of compassion and understanding, and couldn’t help but sympathize with those who had left: he had abandoned the Brotherhood’s primary mission. He recognized that, and took full responsibility for it. Some of the Knights and Paladins who left had been his brothers for years. Together, they had shared victory and loss, pain and elation. But to those soldiers loyal to Elder Lyons, this dereliction of duty and theft of technology was an act of cowardice and treason. The dissenters would call themselves the "Outcasts", traitors to the Brotherhood of Steel – it was a name they would ultimately wear like a badge of honor, proud of the distance it put between themselves and Lyons’ "soldier sycophants".

Relationships

His daughter, Sarah Lyons, is a member of the Brotherhood with the unique rank of Sentinel. Reginald Rothchild is an old friend of Elder Lyons.

Daily schedule

As the leader of the Brotherhood of Steel, Lyons spends most of his day in the Citadel's Citadel Lab, A-Ring or B-Ring. He regularly converses with the Scribes Rothchild, Bowditch and Peabody on their various projects. In addition, he checks up on the progress on the Brotherhood's major project, rebuilding Liberty Prime, and supervises the armory as well as the smithy. When he is not working in the Citadel Lab, he is usually eating in the A-Ring's Great Hall, studying in his room in B-Ring or sleeping.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Icon severed finger
This character drops a finger when killed (Lawbringer).
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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
FriendlyFoe
This character is a temporary party member.
FriendlyFoe
This character is a permanent party member.
Medicine
This character is a doctor.
Barter
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: -
Fullmaintenance
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
GoodNatured
This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests

Other interactions

  • Elder Lyons can grant you permission for training in the use of Power Armor with Paladin Gunny.
  • Elder Lyons can grant you permission for trading with the Citadel's quartermaster, Knight Captain Durga.
  • Elder Lyons will pay you 100 caps for any information on super mutants. The first piece of information can be found when exploring Vault 87, and discovering that it is a breeding ground for Super Mutants, though it is suspect that speaking to Uncle Leo about the "metal place" is required for the Lone Wanderer to figure out what Vault 87 really is. Other pieces can be obtained from Uncle Leo.

Effects of player actions

  • Choosing to destroy the Citadel in Who Dares Wins results in Owyn Lyons' death.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Elder Lyons' Robe Elder Lyons' non-player Laser Pistol (Base ID: b4178) - Brotherhood of Steel Holotag

Notes

  • Three holotapes called Elder Owyn Lyons -- Personal Logs can be found in the Citadel Lab and Lyons' quarters in the B-Ring.
  • Elder Lyons appears floating face up in the Sacred Bog during the hallucination that occurs while intoxicated by Punga seeds in Point Lookout.
  • When you ask him if he knows anything else about the super mutants after you tell him they are coming from Vault 87, he will say "You seemed to have learned more than I have in the past two weeks then I have in 20 years!", regardless of how long you've been out of Vault 101 and how long ago you told him about Vault 87. This is because when you break out of captivity from the Enclave, you have been held for two weeks, according to Three Dog's radio broadcast.
  • He is ready to give up his command of the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel to his daughter, Sarah, as read in one of his terminal entries.

Notable quotes

  • "I cannot -- I will not -- allow the Enclave to control the one thing that could bring even the slightest spark of hope to these people."
  • "Here I sit, in the safety of the Citadel, while the people of the Wasteland thirst, and suffer, and die. Here I sit, a failed, feeble old man."
  • "Sarah may have forgotten she's a woman, but I haven't, and neither have the rest of the Brothers, judging by the looks they give her." (In Elder Lyons's personal terminal, article Sarah's Birthday)

Appearances

Owyn Lyons appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

"(...) I likened Elder Lyons's situation to that of the Vault Dweller in Fallout. Both of them were raised in an insular, xenophobic, technologically advanced society, were cast out of that society on a mission to find some important tech, and found themselves alone and in control of their destiny for the first time. And like the Vault Dweller ( at least, the Vault Dweller on my saved games ), he displayed that all-too human trait of compassion and went about helping people.[2]

I think a lot of what kept the Brotherhood how the Brotherhood was, dogmatic, secretive, and so on, was their group-imposed isolation. Once you send a contingent out into the wastes, away from that continual feedback of norms and values, people are bound to start making up their own minds about things."[2]

References

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bethesda Game Studios forum - post by Ricardo Gonzalez
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