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See all that filth down in the lower houses? I wouldn't keep my worst Brahmin in one. Only good for lesser men who have no value.

Clarence Codman is a businessman living in the upper stands of Diamond City in 2287, descended from the oldest family in the settlement. He and his wife own Diamond City's orchards, as well as the Codman family farms which supply meat to Choice Chops.[1][Non-canon 1]


Clarence can often be found outside in front of the Colonial Taphouse, and occasionally inside the Taphouse itself. He will talk about the poorer residents of Diamond City in a degrading manner and refer to them as the "filth down in the lower houses."[2] If the Sole Survivor talks to him, he will be friendly towards them, mentioning how fearless they were to walk "right up into the stands." He then proceeds to give advice on how similar confident and unapologetic attitudes earned his family their fortune.[3]

Depending on actions the Sole Survivor takes in The Devil's Due, Clarence will be the recipient of the deathclaw egg omelette, praising Wellingham for the quality of the meal.[4] He will express sadness if Wellingham is killed, wondering who will take over the Colonial Taphouse.[5]

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The Devil's Due



  • Polly at Choice Chops mentions that the source of her brahmin meat is the "Codman family farms," which suggests that brahmin ranching may be the source of the Codmans' wealth and social status in the upper stands.[1]
  • When spoken to in the Colonial Taphouse, one of his dialogues includes "I wouldn't keep my worst Brahmin in one" when referring to the lower houses, showing his contempt for those of a lower social status.[2]


Clarence Codman appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sole Survivor: "Wait. What kind of meat is this?"
    Polly: "You've never heard of Brahmin? Big, dumb, got four legs and two heads? They're the only cattle around. Everything's fresh from the Codman family farms. Sometimes we get weird stuff from the caravans, too."
    (Polly's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clarence Codman: "See all that filth down in the lower houses? I wouldn't keep my worst Brahmin in one. Only good for lesser men who have no value."
    (Clarence Codman dialogue)
  3. Clarence Codman: "You go on ahead, do what you like. That's how my family made their fortune, you know. No fear. No apologies."
    (Clarence Codman dialogue)
  4. Clarence Codman: "Mmm. Wellingham. The best you've ever made."
    Wellingham: "Thank you, sir. It was no effort whatsoever."
    (Clarence Codman's and Wellingham's dialogue)
  5. Clarence Codman: "With Wellingham gone, not sure who's gonna take care of this place."
    (Clarence Codman dialogue)