Linden was born in 2252. He is a former member of the Brotherhood Outcasts, and by extension, the Brotherhood of Steel. Almost killed by deathclaws during a tech scavenging mission, he was rescued by Oasis dwellers. That near-death experience and being healed in Oasis changed his outlook on life, and so he joined the Treeminders.
He is now one of the main armed guardians of this sacred settlement. He is generally found wandering the woods of Oasis or on guard relief for Branchtender Maple. Unlike the other Treeminders, Linden does not think that Harold is a god, rather just something special. He professes his loyalty to Leaf Mother Laurel.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
|This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).|
- Oasis: If the player character gives Harold the enhancer that makes him grow, Linden will give them his unique Outcast power armor.
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Oasis villager robe
Oasis druid hood
Brass knuckles or
combat knife or
- "I've never known someone to show as much caring as you did towards us. It seems to be rare to run into anyone like that anymore."
- "Look around you, Outsider. This place wasn't built by man or made by a machine. This place is a miracle and only a god can perform a miracle."
- "In the name of His Frondescence, I call His wrath upon you, so that, wherever you may go, you bear it with you..."
Branchtender Linden appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
Linden is the common name in North America for genus Tilia, a type of tree. All of the human residents in Oasis have horticultural names.