Art is a local farmer whose family has been living off the land for generations. He claimed a small patch of land as people began to return to Appalachia; however, his farm is being plagued by thieving Crater Raiders. After hearing that the Brotherhood First Expeditionary Force had set up at Fort Atlas, Art arrived at their base to try and trade some of his exta crops for protection. Previously, Art heard stories of Taggerdy's Brotherhood "taking things from folks" for the cause, so he wants to make sure that he does not suffer the same fate as those who had their livelihood taken by the Brotherhood. If this new Brotherhood was "on our side," as they claim to be, he sees it as only fair that they would protect local farmers.
Art has, until recently, been in contact with his niece, Cassie Halloway. She had been writing him letters, with the most recent explaining how she was traveling to Appalachia with a Blue Ridge caravan. He grew worried when she didn't arrive, and would eventually ask the Brotherhood for assistance in locating her.
Interactions with the player character
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- Forging Trust: Art is one of four civilians inside Fort Atlas, each with their own problems and requests for the Brotherhood of Steel. Knight Shin asks that the player character interview these civilians, though ultimately Shin discards Art's request. Shin sees no reason to establish such a trade with a local farmer, as he is not willing to spare the men to protect Art's farm in exchange for some measly crops.
- Out of the Blue: Art asks the Brotherhood for assistance in locating his niece, Cassie Halloway, and suggests that they investigate Blue Ridge Caravan Company.
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|Winter jacket and jeans|
- Vault Dweller: "Tell me more about yourself."
Art Knapp: "Ain't much to tell. Been a farmer, one way or another, all my life. My daddy before me, and so on. Set up in these parts after I heard it was safe again. Turned out there's plenty of Raiders fixin' to take what ain't nailed down. Ain't much use bellyachin' about it, but neither am I just gonna roll over and let some bullies take what's mine."
- Vault Dweller: "Slow down a second, what's the full situation?"
Leila Rahmani: "Mr. Knapp's niece, Cassie-"
Art Knapp: "Cassie Halloway, my sister's girl. About twenty somethin'."
Leila Rahmani: "Right, Ms. Halloway apparently paid the Blue Ridge Caravan Company to transport her to Appalachia. It would appear she never arrived. However, the people Mr. Knapp spoke with at Blue Ridge claim she was never a client to begin with."
Art Knapp: "'Cept thems damn liars. I got letters from Cassie. She spells them out, plain as day. 'I'm travelin' with Blue Ridge something or other.'"
Leila Rahmani: "Right. All caught up, Initiate?"
(Leila Rahmani's and Art Knapp/Dialogue)
- Vault Dweller: "What is it you do?"
Art Knapp: "Farming, such as it is. Got a patch ain't barely more than scald, but it's mine and I manage."
- Vault Dweller: "Isn't your farm in danger with you away?"
Art Knapp: "Got seed in the ground right now. I ain't yet seen a Raider willing to scrabble in the soil for seeds, so I reckon it'll get by 'til I'm back."
- Vault Dweller: "I was asked to find out what you wanted from the Brotherhood."
Art Knapp: "A fair trade's what I want. I've heard stories about these Steel types back in the day. They was goin' around, takin' things from folks. For the cause, they said, like that don't make 'em Raiders, too. Well, I ain't got much, and I already got to worry about Raiders. So I reckon it's better to make a deal up front. My farm don't produce march, but I've got some extra and I expect they'll have a use for it. In return, I want these Steel boys and girls to keep Raiders away from my farm. Heard a lot of noise they was on our side, so seems fair."
- Leila Rahmani: "Mr. Knapp. here has come to us with another missing persons case."
Art Knapp: "My niece, Cassie. Cassie Halloway. She paid some caravin' folk to help her travel here from out West. Sent me some letters just before she set out. Them letters arrived just fine, but she didn't. I went and spoke with them caravanners and they tell me that my Cassie never set out with 'em at all. Those, er, Blue Mountain whatsit..."
Leila Rahmani: "The Blue Ridge Caravan Company."
(Leila Rahmani's and Art Knapp/Dialogue)