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As the captain of this vessel, I won't allow anyone to jeopardize our mission no matter how valuable they think they are.— Kells emphasizing the importance of the Brotherhood's mission.

Lancer-Captain Kells, registration KS-390LC,[1] is the captain of the Brotherhood of Steel airship, the Prydwen, in 2287. He is second-in-command of the Brotherhood's operations in the Commonwealth, reporting directly to Elder Maxson.


As captain of the Prydwen, Kells is responsible for keeping the airship flying and maintains order and discipline among the crew. He joined the Brotherhood when he was a child, as a squire,[2] rising up the ranks until he became a captain. He is also responsible for overseeing the training of members, particularly the squires, ensuring they get the education and training they need, as well as the chance to experience combat up close.

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  • He is the highest-ranking member of the Brotherhood's air force division.
    • While other lancer-captains do appear in the game, Kells is given the authorities of making ship-wide priority alerts to the entire crew,[3] coordinating with a proctor in assembling sweep and retrieve teams and duty rosters,[4] as well as the responsibility of piloting the Prydwen across the east coast.[5]
  • If one fights the Brotherhood of Steel alongside the Institute, he does not make an appearance during Airship Down.
  • If one is allied with the Brotherhood of Steel, he can be informed of the presence of synths in Acadia with the add-on Far Harbor.


Lancer-Captain Kells appears in Fallout 4, in Fallout Shelter Online, and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.



  1. Brotherhood registration
  2. Kells: "It's been ages since I was a squire, but I'll never forget my first opportunity to be out in the field."
    (Kells' dialogue)
  3. The Prydwen terminal entries; Prydwen Internal Mail; Kells KS-390LC DR-133
  4. The Prydwen terminal entries; Prydwen Internal Mail; Maxson MX-001E DR-078
  5. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Piloted by Lancer-Captain Kells, the Prydwen has traveled extensively along the East Coast... but this is its first journey to the Commonwealth."