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That's an affirmative. You're clear to enter. But I still don't like it. Or you.

Paladin Bael is a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin in charge of guarding the entrance to the Citadel in 2277.


Paladin Bael is a worthy fighter, but he has not yet mastered the fine art of conversation, a shortfall that almost led to an altercation with a Megaton resident. Still, his commanding presence ensures that undesirables stay well away from the entrance gates.[Non-canon 1][clarification needed]

Daily schedule

Bael stands at the Citadel's gate guarding it until Take it Back! is completed.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).


  • The Waters of Life: Bael guards the entrance to the Citadel and denies entrance until the end of "The Waters of Life."



  • One will be redirected to him at the entrance if attempting to talk to the Knight stationed at the other side of the entrance alongside the sentry bot.
  • After downloading Broken Steel, Paladin Bael will disappear once the Take it Back! quest is completed.
  • After saying "I have to go now," he might say either, "Steel be with you," or "Of course." He uses a generic voice, not of his own, for the latter quote.

Notable quotes


Paladin Bael appears only in Fallout 3.