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Herschel Klein is an employee of the Blue Ridge Caravan Company in Appalachia.


Herschel Klein serves as a bartender for the Blue Ridge Caravan Company's bar at the western entrance to the Big Bend Tunnel, though he also claims to be an author, an aspiring playwright, and a "reveler of life".[1] He has partially completed his autobiography, My Life at the End of the World: A Herschel Klein Story with some assistance from Billingsley at Bolton Greens.[2]

As a bartender, Herschel has heard a number of rumors he is willing to share, such as that the Brotherhood of Steel is actually a traveling theater troupe with members coming all the way from Florida,[3] that everyone is actually just in a memory lounger simulation in Hoboken, New Jersey,[4] that Aries is an alien stuck after his spaceship was destroyed during the Great War,[5] that the Raiders in the Crater are actually astronauts that came down with the space station,[6] and that becoming a ghoul is actually a side effect of excessive Nuka-Cola consumption.[7]

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Herschel Klein appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Reign update.


  1. Herschel Klein: "Herschel Klein, author, reveler of life, aspiring playwright, and on certain occasions, bartender... at your service."
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "What is the Blue Ridge Caravan Company?"
    Herschel Klein: "Always with the questions about Blue Ridge. Never 'hello fine barkeep, what's your story?' No one's interested in reading the latest draft of 'My Life at the End of the World: A Herschel Klein Story' With a special foreword written by Billingsley of the Bolton Greens. Fine. The Blue Ridge Caravan Company is a caravan company. Hard as it is to believe, given its incredibly cryptic and non-descriptive name, I know. People pay us money to get things from one place to another place. If you want work, head over to the East side of the tunnel and talk to Vinny."
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller: "Heard any rumors lately?"
    Herschel Klein: "So, the Brotherhood of Steel, right? I heard a rumor it's all fake. Just a traveling theater troupe. They've got a different con in every town. One of my regulars said he saw that Paladin Rahmani lady doing a trapeze act down in Florida. True Story!"
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  4. Vault Dweller: "Heard any rumors lately?"
    Herschel Klein: "Here's one I heard: we're all just living in a simulation. That's right: none of this is real. Die here and you'll wake up in a memory lounger somewhere in Hoboken, New Jersey. To be honest, I'm not sure which reality is worse! Thank you, thank you... I'm here all week!"
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  5. Vault Dweller: "Heard any rumors lately?"
    Herschel Klein: "You know that guard we got, Aries? He's got an encyclopedic knowledge of everything strange: cryptids, aliens, killer robots. I've been working on a theory: he IS an alien. His spaceship was destroyed when the bombs fell, and now he's stuck working for us just to get by. Poor guy. Must miss his home planet something awful."
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  6. Vault Dweller: "Heard any rumors lately?"
    Herschel Klein: "Rumor has it that the folks in the Crater are actually astronauts that came down with that space station... but their mission is top secret. Or, at least, that's what one of them told me last time they mugged me. Said he couldn't tell me what the caps were for. Highly classified."
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)
  7. Vault Dweller: "Heard any rumors lately?"
    Herschel Klein: "You know them ghouls? Well, I heard the bombs got nothing to do with it. It's just a side effect of drinking too much Nuka-Cola. Really, a dentist came through here telling me all about it. Said sugary drinks work a number on your teeth a few years, then, pow, you're a ghoul."
    (Herschel Klein's dialogue)