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 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, 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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This character starts quests.




  • He is the highest-ranking member of the Brotherhood's air force division.
    • While other lancer captains do appear in the game, Kells seems to supersede them in authority.[clarification needed]
  • 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.
  • At one point during the development of the game, Kells was meant to wear a retextured version of Piper's outfit.[citation needed] In the finished game, however, he wears Brotherhood fatigues.


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



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