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I am Proctor of the Order of the Shield. I oversee the others in my Order, and make sure our defenses are up to snuff. Do you know how long it took to fortify these ruins? From the husk of the Pentagon I carved a grand Citadel! No easy task, my friend! Ah, but that was yesterday, when all we had to worry about was those damn Super Mutants. The Enclave, now... That's a different problem altogether...

Senior Scribe Bowditch is the proctor of the Order of the Shield and head of the chapter's smithy in the Citadel in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

Scribe Bowditch is the proctor of the Order of the Shield, responsible for maintaining the defenses of the chapter. He was the mastermind behind the establishment of the Citadel out of the ruins of the Pentagon, complete with its crane-operated outer gate.[1]

Bowditch is responsible for a lot of innovations over the past few years. His specialty is power armor, for which he has extensive knowledge and expertise. Spending much of his time obsessing over ways to improve it.[2][3] Although getting on in years, he believes that he has some big achievements left before he passes on the position to a younger scribe. As a younger scribe, he went on excursions with the knights. Making note that the time he was shot at was always the low point of his carrier.[4]

A very knowledgeable scholar, he is among the few to be acquainted with the Brotherhood's own history. Claiming to be able to fill several texts on the organization's details.[5] He is also well known for his conversational prowess, impromptu comparisons of which say that he could talk a dog off a meat truck.[6] He thinks of the chapter first, and sometimes repairs equipment for outsiders.[7]

RelationshipsEdit

He is the proctor of the Order of the Shield at the Citadel.

Daily scheduleEdit

During the day, Scribe Bowditch can be found at the smithy in the Citadel laboratory. At night, he sleeps in the barracks that are located on the other side of the laboratory.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

He will repair items, but only to 51%.

Interactions overviewEdit

Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Fullmaintenance
This character can repair items. Repair cap: 51
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

QuestsEdit

The Replicated Man: Bowditch is in possession of a Replicated Man holotape.

Other interactionsEdit

Bowditch can provide background information about the Brotherhood and the Brotherhood Outcasts.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brotherhood scribe robe N99 10mm pistol

NotesEdit

  • Compared to the other members of the Brotherhood in the Citadel, Scribe Bowditch is abnormally easy to pickpocket.
  • Scribe Bowditch has a reputation throughout the Citadel as being very talkative.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "I like to think that I've still got some big achievements left in me, although some of my joints seem to disagree these days."
  • "I am Proctor of the Order of the Shield. I oversee the others in my Order, and make sure our defenses are up to snuff. Do you know how long it took to fortify these ruins? From the husk of the Pentagon I carved a grand Citadel! No easy task, my friend! Ah, but that was yesterday, when all we had to worry about was those damn Super Mutants. The Enclave, now... That's a different problem altogether..."
  • "That's the thing, really. Casdin's "technology first" sort of attitude is more traditional in the Brotherhood always used to operate, out West. But somewhere along the way from there to here, Elder Lyons made sure we watched out for the people, not just the technology. To some of us, that was noble. I guess to Casdin and his crew, it was just soft. I wish they could see some sort of middle ground."

AppearancesEdit

Scribe Bowditch appears only in Fallout 3.

BugsEdit

PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 A script error can be noted when talking to Scribe Bowditch about the Scribes. One can ask, "Which order do you serve, Squire Bowditch?" [verified]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Which Order do you serve, Squire Bowditch?"
    Bowditch: "I am Proctor of the Order of the Shield. I oversee the others in my Order, and make sure our defenses are up to snuff. Do you know how long it took to fortify these ruins? From the husk of the Pentagon I carved a grand Citadel! No easy task, my friend! Ah, but that was yesterday, when all we had to worry about was those damn Super Mutants. The Enclave, now... That's a different problem altogether..."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.95: "Scribe Bowditch
    Scribe Bowditch is assigned to the Smithy and is responsible for a lot of innovations over the past several years. His specialty is Power Armor, and he spends much of the time obsessing over ways to improve it."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "So... Any thoughts on the Enclave?"
    Bowditch: "They're sporting some pretty impressive Power Armor, I'll give them that. The Advanced Mark II. But that's all right. With a few modifications, our own armor will more than handle anything they throw at it."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "What have been the highlights of your time with the Brotherhood?"
    Bowditch: "I like to think that I've still got some big achievements left in me, although some of my joints seem to disagree these days. I'll tell you what the low-lights of my time have been though: every time I've been shot at. I'm a scribe, not a soldier!"
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Can you tell me more about the Brotherhood of Steel?"
    Bowditch: "Oh yes, I can. In fact, I suspect I could write several texts on the various details of the Brotherhood. But I suspect you're in a hurry, so what particulars would you like to know?"
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "Outcasts? Who are they?"
    Artemis: "I'd really don't want to go into it. Go bug Scribe Bowditch. He could talk a dog off a meat truck."
    (Artemis' dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "Could you repair my equipment?"
    Bowditch: "I suppose that I can. The Brotherhood can make use of Wasteland currency to trade."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
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