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Knights are a caste in the Brotherhood of Steel. They Knights are responsible for manufacturing and repairing the weapons and other pieces of technology. After many years of service and experience, the best knights are promoted to paladins, the pinnacle of the Brotherhood military.[Non-canon 1] The next rank is senior knight, and finally, the leader of the order is the head knight.

In the East Coast chapter, "knight" is a strictly military rank and the scribes are the ones responsible for manufacturing technology there.

Overview

Knights are members of the Brotherhood that completed training necessary to serve as technicians, engineers and soldiers if the need arises. They are competent fighters and excel in applied sciences, a complicated term for manufacturing weapons, ammunition and maintaining the ever-expanding stock of combat technology in the Brotherhood's bunkers.

After years of service and experience (or showing exceptional talent in combat), the best Knights are promoted to paladins, the pinnacle of the Brotherhood military.

In the hierarchy of rogue chapters such as in the East Coast Brotherhood of Steel and the Midwest, knights are strictly combat personnel, with their non-combat duties folded under the scribes' supervision.

Head knight

The leader of the knight caste and its principal commander, responsible for managing lower ranking knights, assigning duties and providing high level command. As part of the Brotherhood command, he is required to convene with the head paladin, head scribe and the elder council regularly.

The rogue Midwest chapter does not have a head knight, having unified the knight and paladin castes into one. A roughly equivalent rank is called knight commander. The East Coast chapter also uses this rank.

Notable members

Senior knight

Senior knights are veteran knights promoted to this rank in recognition of their skills and experience. If they are particularly talented in combat, they may be invited to transfer to the paladin caste.

The Midwest chapter retains the name and function of the rank in its unified rank system.

The East Coast chapter instead uses the rank of knight captain, but retains the same function. Knight captains may also be given command of larger squads of knights in the field.

Notable members

Knight captain

Notable members

Knight sergeant

Notable members

Knight

The basic rank of the knight caste designates a competent soldier and a talented engineer fully capable of performing duties presented to him by the Brotherhood.

The Midwest chapter retains the name and function of the rank in its unified rank system.

The East Coast chapter also uses the rank of knight and retains the same function.

Notable members

Regional differences

Head knight

The east coast chapter in the Capital Wasteland has no equivalent rank, although the Eastern division under Arthur Maxson does.

Knight

The East Coast chapter instead uses the rank of knight sergeant but retains the same function. The rank gives command of two to three squads of knights, as well as the command of a base or outpost like the GNR building plaza (which may also include leading nominally higher-ranked paladins).

References

Non-canon

  1. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.383: "The rank of Knight among the Brotherhood of Steel is a much respected one. Knights are often responsible for maintaining weapons, armor, and technology within the brotherhood’sIn-game spelling possession. Reaching this rank is not easy and requires dedication and years of service. Many who reach this rank are ambitious and aspire to move upwards towards the prestigious rank of Paladin."
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