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We're great. Just peachy. I love sitting in my house with my thumb up my ass.

Ken Ewers is a resident of Arefu in 2277.

Background

Born in 2237, this 40-year-old man is a bag of nerves is terrified of the current attacks that have been plaguing Arefu. He masks this by being incredibly short and gruff with strangers and will only impart the smallest tidbits of useless information to them. He is fiercely overprotective of his wife Brailee and will interpose himself if anyone even tries speaking with her. He is the picture of paranoia and cannot defend himself.[1][2][3][4][5] At the moment all he cares about his his and his wife's lives,[6] and his wife's delusional mental state.[7] Brought about by the combination of all the trouble around Arefu, living off a poor diet of prepackaged "food" and being confined to their home with Ken for long periods of time. In her delusion, she has compensated by creating a utopian world inside her mind.[8] Although he has grown dismissive of her mental state[9] he is rightfully concerned when she lets a stranger into their home believing them to be the mailman with the fall fashion catalog.[10] In her delusion, she believes that she is baking, however, she is usually breaking things about the house. Due to this, Ken has started to get better at fixing things around the home.[11]

After The Family began targeting Arefu for sustenance, and their culmination of the murder of the brahmin, Evan King put the settlement into lockdown, leaving himself as the sole guard. Ken doesn't believe that this will make them any safer and believes that they need to take action. He, however, follows what King tells him to do as the settlements leader.[12][13][14][15][16] With the death of the elder Wests he will contemplate abandoning his home in Arefu to start anew someplace safer.[17]

Daily schedule

Ken stays in his home all day. Upon completion of Blood Ties, he will come outside and roam around along with the other residents.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 49*
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This character is involved in quests.
* Only after completing Blood Ties

Quests

  • Blood Ties: Ken Ewers is one of the people who the Lone Wanderer will have to check on to see if he's okay. He is rather aggressive in his dialogue and will insult the player upon entering his house. After the completion of the quest, he offers to repair any equipment (up to 49%).

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland wanderer outfit

Notable quotes

  • "We're great. Just peachy. I love sitting in my house with my thumb up my ass."
  • "Oh for the love of... Look, she's dumber than a bag of hammers, okay? If you want to talk to anyone, you need to talk to me. So what the fuck do you want?"
  • "They're lowlife scum who decided to use Arefu as their own personal amusement park. Oh, they're a fun bunch. I'd take a shot at them if I could but judging from what they did to the Brahmin, I wouldn't live long to tell about it."

Appearances

Ken Ewers appears only in Fallout 3.

References

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.80: "Ken Ewers
    This 40-year-old man is a bag of nerves who is terrified of the current attacks that have been plaguing the settlement. He masks this by being incredibly short and gruff with strangers and will impart only the smallest tidbits of useless information to you. He is fiercely protective of his wife and will inter-pose himself if anyone even tries speaking with her. He is the picture of paranoia and can't fight worth a damn."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  2. Ken Ewers: "What the hell are you doing in here?! Get the fuck out!"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "Whoa, whoa, whoa.... Take it easy."
    Ken Ewers: "Yeah right, and the second I drop my guard you pounce. No thanks. Look, speak your piece then leave."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "Calm down, pal, before I put a hole in your chest."
    Ken Ewers: "Look, "pal,", there is no way you're going to get to me or my wife so just back on out of here!"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "What the hell is your problem?"
    Ken Ewers: "Do you understand English? I said get out!"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  6. The Lone Wanderer: "Look, I'm not here to hurt anyone, I swear."
    Ken Ewers: "All I care about are two things. My life and my wife's life. Beyond that, I don't give two shits. If you need something, speak your piece and go."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "Why are you being so hostile?"
    Ken Ewers: "Maybe it's because my wife has gone mental. No wait, I think it's because some lunatics are trying to kill us. Other than that, no reason."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  8. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.63: "Brailee Ewers
    Brailee is 36 and married to Ken Ewers. She is a bit shy, and it doesn't help that she rarely gets to speak to anyone, thanks to her overprotective husband. She is warm and exudes compassion. In recent months, a combination of prepackaged "food," being cooped up with Ken for hours at a time, and her already-fragile mind has caused her to become delusional, creating a more utopian world inside her head."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  9. Ken Ewers: "Don't mind Brailee... she's in la la land again."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "Your wife let me in... something about a catalog?"
    Ken Ewers: "Oh for the love of... Look, she's dumber than a bag of hammers, okay? If you want to talk to anyone, you need to talk to me. So what the fuck do you want?"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  11. The Lone Wanderer: "Any help you can provide would be appreciated."
    Ken Ewers: "Well, all I can do is offer my repair services to you. I'm pretty good with fixing stuff. That's usually because Brailee breaks everything thinking she's making a cake or something."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  12. The Lone Wanderer: "Evan King told me to check on you. Is everything okay?"
    Ken Ewers: "We're great. Just peachy. I love sitting in my house with my thumb up my ass. Tell Mr. King that sitting here all day isn't going to make us any safer. We need to take action!"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  13. The Lone Wanderer: "So, what's your take on Evan King?"
    Ken Ewers: "Well, he's town mayor or sheriff or whatever he calls himself. He calls all the shots. When he says to get the heck indoors and stay put, we do that."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  14. The Lone Wanderer: "Can you tell me more about what's been going on around here?"
    Ken Ewers: "Everyone is keeping themselves safe from the Family. If I was you, I'd do the same. You want to know more, talk to Evan King."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  15. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you think about the Family?"
    Ken Ewers: "They're lowlife scum who decided to use Arefu as their own personal amusement park. Oh, they're a fun bunch. I'd take a shot at them if I could but judging from what they did to the Brahmin, I wouldn't live long to tell about it."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  16. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm looking for Ian West. Have you seen him?"
    Ken Ewers: "Nope. Everyone stays inside, except Evan King of course."
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
  17. The Lone Wanderer: "Did you know the Wests are dead?"
    Ken Ewers: "Son of a bitch! I knew the Family were going to cross the line. It was only a matter of time. Maybe it's time I cut my losses and ran, but it just isn't fair. I made my home here, why should I have to leave?"
    (Ken Ewers' dialogue)
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