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Appalachia is under attack. The Brotherhood won't let this go unanswered.

A Knight's Penance is a main quest in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Reign update. It is the first quest for the second act of the Brotherhood questline.

Quick walkthrough

Main quest: A Knight's Penance
Check in with Russell Dorsey.
Report to Paladin Rahmani and Knight Shin.

Detailed walkthrough

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  • Russell Dorsey reports super mutant attacks across the region
  • Rahmani and Shin ask player to round up some initiates for a mission
  • Go to Uncanny Caverns
  • Search for evidence of super mutants, then a way to pass the blockade
  • Shin is arrogant and tells his subordinates to squeeze through a hole
  • Decide how to remove boulder
  • Find evidence of super mutant berserkers
  • Shin mourns his star pupil
  • Rescue Initiate Hewson
  • Shin uses an exploit to body block a bomb, mutants attack
  • Find the Pip-Boy
  • Show it to Shin and go home

Quest stages

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Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Quest startedThings are dicey between the higher-ups right now. I should check in with Initiate Russell Dorsey to hear the word around Fort Atlas.
Player spoke to DorseyAccording to Initiate Dorsey, there have been reports of other Super Mutant attacks coming in from across Appalachia. I need to report this to Paladin Rahmani and Knight Shin.
Player spoke to Rahmani and Shin, was sent to find the 2 initiatesKnight Shin sent me to brief two other initiates in Fort Atlas. We're going on a mission to the Uncanny Caverns, which may be the origin of some Super Mutant attacks.
Player spoke to Valdez about the Pip-Boy


Shin, Hewsen, and Norland have unique dialogue if the player uses a ProSnap Deluxe camera to take a group photo by the Uncanny Caverns sign, after Hewsen proposes a group shot and before they go deeper into the caverns.