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Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Bishop Mordecai was an inhabitant of New Canaan town in 2281.


This angry, old man used to be the bishop of New Jerusalem many years ago. Technically speaking, he should still have been the head of the congregation at New Canaan at the time of his death, but the Living Prophet is the ultimate authority short of God. Several years ago, Mordecai left New Canaan, along with almost half the population. They moved south, towards New Jerusalem, claiming that they were going to re-settle it. They were not successful. Mordecai and a handful of followers returned to New Canaan and never spoke about what happened to make them return. However, it is apparent that they were the only survivors of that ill-fated expedition.

In his final years, the silver-haired Mordecai angrily watched Jeremiah, fuming at what he believed was an imposter getting away with the mass deception of the Mormon community. Though he was in his seventies, he was every bit as passionate about the livelihood of New Canaan as he was about New Jerusalem decades earlier. He did not support the violent removal of Jeremiah, but did believe he should step down.

Mordecai perished when New Canaan was sacked by the White Legs, burning to death on the first floor of the Church.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Companion: Icon cross
New Plague Carrier: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon check
Deal with Marshall
Involved in quests: Icon check
Re-Establish Mordecai


Other interactionsEdit

He can help the player by telling details about the Burned Man before they go to meet him in Burham Springs.

Gametitle-VBEnd of information based on Van Buren.


Mordecai was going to appear in Van Buren, Black Isle Studios's canceled Fallout 3, and is mentioned in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.