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No, it's not okay! Not for him! It was supposed to be holy water. The man at the monastery in Springvale said it was blessed!— (Lone Wanderer trying to comfort Rosa)

Rosa Meitner[Non-game 1] is a wandering wastelander who is found in the vicinity of Megaton about two weeks after the activation of Project Purity in 2277/2278.


Rosa is a kindhearted traveler headed for Megaton.[Non-game 1] While passing through Springvale, she was gifted "holy water," and a pamphlet by Brother Gerard, and accepted them gratefully.[1] When she arrived at Megaton, she approached Micky, the local water beggar, and offered him the holy water. However, unbeknownst to her, the water had been "blessed" by the Apostles of the Eternal Light with high levels of radiation, and the sickly beggar died after drinking it.[2]

Witnessing the event was the Lone Wanderer, who had arrived at Megaton around the same time as her. Confused and grief-stricken, she begs the Lone Wanderer for aid, giving them the pamphlet and informing them of her encounter at the Holy Light Monastery. Afterwards, she wanders away from Megaton, inconsolable.[1][3]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player's actions[]

  • After speaking with the player character and begging them to stop the Holy Light cult, a deeply distraught Rosa will run off into the wasteland. She does follow a specific path, which leads to Rivet City's broken bow. If she manages to reach her destination, she will disappear.



Rosa only spawns in front of Megaton's entrance after starting Holy Water.

Notable quotes[]


Rosa Meitner appears in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lone Wanderer: "I'll look into it. Where did you get the water?"
    Rosa Meitner: "I thought it would help him. It was supposed to be holy water. The man at the monastery in Springvale said it was blessed! He gave me this pamphlet along with the water. Called himself Brother Gerard. You can find him on the road through Springvale. They said they had lots of this holy water. Please, do something to stop them!"
    (Rosa Meitner's dialogue)
  2. Micky: "Please, water. I'm so thirsty."
    Rosa Meitner: "Oh, poor dear. Here, I've got some water I can spare."
    Micky: "For... for me? Crystal clear water? Oh, bless you! Bless you!"
    Rosa Meitner: "No, bless you. I'm glad to help."
    Micky: "I haven't tasted water this pure since... urk... Oh. Oh god, what's wrong? Water..."
    (Micky's and Rosa Meitner's dialogue)
  3. Rosa Meitner: "I can't handle this. Just leave me alone."
    "Look, I didn't mean to kill him, okay?"
    (Rosa Meitner's dialogue)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.93: "Rosa Meitner
    A kind-hearted spirit and a wandering traveler who recently arrived in Megaton, Rosa soon learns that her actions have caused the death of an innocent. Truly shocked and taken aback, Rosa is apologetic and genuinely disturbed by this turn of events."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)