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Ian Orwell[1] was a man who lived at Orwell Orchards in 2077.

Background

Ian was a farmer at Orwell Orchards, a farm that had fallen into massive debt, failing to be profitable in years.[2] For this reason, Ian applied for loans at a bank in Charleston to help alleviate the farm's hard times and massive debt, but was denied multiple times.[3] After participating in the October Lucky Hits lottery, he learned he had won the lottery, although the representative to deliver the money was to come in November.[2] He had constructed a shelter under the farm, with he and his wife taking shelter in it when the bombs fell.

Around Christmas 2077, Ian and his wife, Cheryl, decided to have a child, and Ian surprised his wife with a baby crib he had previously bought.[4] By mid-March 2078, they had not succeeded in their goal of parenthood, and the shelter began to fall apart, with numerous appliances failing or needing to be repaired.[5] By September 2078, the combined factors of collecting radiation and failing equipment began to make themselves known, with the two left only with air, food, and water. Although they made up for it by golfing and reading, the effects of radiation had began to take their toll on Ian, resulting in heavy weight loss, hair loss, and illness.[6]

Sometime later, despite increasing protests, Ian maintained his position of staying in the shelter, despite the worsening radiation effects, vowing to keep Cheryl safe in the shelter at any cost.[7] After this, Cheryl decided to repair the exit door button, taking the key to the shelter from Ian while he was showering, leaving the shelter, leaving a note to anyone, including Ian, saying she still loved him. His skeleton is found in the shelter shower.[8]

Appearances

Ian Orwell is mentioned only in Fallout 76. The story of Orwell Orchards and Ian was expanded upon in the Steel Dawn update, which added his skeleton.

References

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