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Scribe Ibsen is a Mojave Brotherhood of Steel Scribe living in the Hidden Valley bunker in 2281.


Scribe Ibsen is a data analyst for the Brotherhood of Steel; he specializes in retrieving and storing data.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: Icon cross
Companion: Icon cross
Plays Caravan: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Repairman: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon check
Involved in quests: Icon check


  • Hidden Valley computer virus: The Courier may help out with a task involving a computer virus that has infected the system of computers in the area. When the player character takes this task, they must isolate the virus three times, in three different terminals, or the player character can convince Ibsen with Science 70.
  • Still in the Dark: Ask Ibsen to allow the player character to access data on past elders being overthrown from their positions.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Scribe robe
Reading glasses
Laser pistol
Laser RCW
Zap glove
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When Veronica Santangelo is in your party, she'll tell him not to work too hard.


Scribe Ibsen appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This character, Nolan McNamara, Lars Taggart and Oliver Swanick share the same tone and voice (maybe even the same file) for the farewell "Later" at the end of their dialogue. This may be considered a file misplacement, or negligency of the developers instead of a bug, since this tone would be only fitting for Oliver's situation (winning the lottery). [verified]

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