Knight Alan Connors was a member of the Brotherhood of Steel and a senior officer in the Brotherhood First Expeditionary Force. A National Guardsman before the Great War, Knight Connors' service in the Brotherhood was greatly valued, though his death sparked a bitter internal conflict within the First Expeditionary Force in Appalachia.
A pre-War subordinate of fellow Guardswoman Leila Rahmani, Connors was from the same National Guard unit as her. Both survived the Great War and joined the Brotherhood of Steel together. Alan was Leila's right hand, and she considered him a lifelong companion whom couldn't considered a future without. He was known and valued by the Lost Hills Brotherhood chapter for his wise counsel, his peacekeeping efforts, and negotiation skills. He was responsible for recruiting Daniel Shin from the Mojave Wasteland, after noting his valor, defending Shin's hometown from raiders.
After volunteering for the Brotherhood First Expeditionary Force to Appalachia, he was said to have "a calming presence" and was skilled at dispute defusing. He perished protecting Knight Shin and the rest of the group from raiders, being recommended the highest honors by Scribe Odessa Valdez in his Codex Scroll.
Before his death, in an attempt to make a report, but instead a personal log, Connors recorded a holotape reflecting on the journey so far, as well as the rest of the First Expeditionary Force, calling the team a "family", and making both sentimental and professional remarks about the team, specifically Rahmani and Shin.
In reality, Connors perished defending a settlement that the First Expeditionary Force had equipped with government-issue weaponry they had found in a bunker, the weapons proving useless against the raider force, while Connors was killed protecting Shin. The settlement was wiped out, with only two survivors, Maximo Leone and Marcia Leone. This incident would set off a division between Rahmani and Shin, with Shin wanting himself and Rahmani to stand trial with the Council of Elders. His helmet was later utilized as a trophy by the raiders that killed him, having passed through Appalachia.
- Vault Dweller: "A while ago you mentioned another Knight... Connors?"
Paladin Rahmani: "Alan Connors. That's right. A dear, dear friend. The two of us were from the same unit in the National Guard. Alan had been my rock through every storm I weathered. We survived the bombs together. Joined the Brotherhood together. He was more than my right hand. He was really a life-long companion- I'd never really considered a world without him."
(Leila Rahmani's dialogue)
- Vault Dweller: "Paladin Rahmani mentioned you have a history with Raiders?"
Knight Shin: "And I mentioned I'd rather not talk about it. But since you're so insistent on being intrusive... Knight Connors defended my hometown from Raiders, and subsequently brought me into the fold. I've seen Raiders threaten and destroy communities a number of times, not just my own. As such, I believe it is within the Brotherhood's mission to address the threat they pose to humanity."
(Daniel Shin's dialogue)
- Fort Atlas terminal entries; Scribe Valdez's terminal, Brotherhood: Chapter Scrolls, KNIGHT Connors, Alan
- Knight Connors: Report
- Vault Dweller: "The Raiders mentioned a Knight's helmet. Did someone important die?"
Knight Shin: "A Knight's helmet? It must be... Two other Knights embarked with us from the West Coast. Knight Thornberry returned partway through the journey. To think they held on to his helmet like a trophy... It's unforgivable."
(Daniel Shin's dialogue)
- Vault Dweller: "Tell me about the incident that split Rahmani and Shin."
Scribe Valdez: "Right... Those weapons you've been chasing? We found them in a government facility on our way to Appalachia. We were supposed to keep them to ourselves - that's how we operate - but then we ran across a settlement being threatened by raiders. We couldn't just leave them to die. We equipped them with the weapons we found, but it didn't help. It was a massacre. The whole place was wiped out. Everyone was killed, including Knight Connors, one of our own. Knight Shin believes it's our duty to report this incident to Elder Maxson. Paladin Rahmani feels we'd be punished just for trying to help."
(Odessa Valdez's dialogue)