Elder Owyn Lyons
is the idealistic leader of the Brotherhood of Steel's branch in the Capital Wasteland
. His daughter, Sarah Lyons
, is the division's Head Paladin.
Some time after the destruction of the Enclave
, the Brotherhood's ruling council decided to send a contingent of soldiers led by Lyons all the way to the East Coast
to scour the ruins of Washington, D.C.
, once the nation’s capital, and recover any and all advanced technology. But Elder Owyn Lyons had another priority, one he considered more important than his original directive or any orders received since – the protection of the innocent people of the Capital Wasteland. And so, Lyons sent word to his superiors that he would continue his search for technology when he was damned good and ready, and would not sacrifice the people who had come to rely on the bravery and strength of the Brotherhood of Steel. The Capital Wasteland division of the Brotherhood of Steel, headquartered in the Citadel, became its own entity: still affiliated with the Brotherhood of Steel on the West Coast, and bound by its laws and customs, but otherwise completely independent.