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Seth's a very good fighter. He's very determined. A little too much, sometimes. Still, he's devoted to the welfare of our village.Jarvis

Seth is the captain of the Shady Sands town guards and First Ranger of the NCR Rangers.[1][2]


In 2161, Seth leads the security force, serving as captain, posted at the main entrance of Shady Sands.[3] In addition to maintaining order and safety, he greets newcomers and points them in the direction of Aradesh, the town's leader who wishes to meet new all new visitors.[4] Seth also gauges potential threats and requests all visitors follow the town's laws, such as the holstering of weapons.[5][6]

Seth shows respect for the town's leader, and likewise Aradesh speaks favorably about the captain.[7][8] The elder describes Seth's continued efforts to repel threats and attacks from raiders and mentions that Seth is someone who assists him in keeping an eye on those the townspeople do not yet trust.[9][10] Aradesh holds Seth in such high esteem that he considered the guard leader to be a suitable match for his daughter.[3] Tandi declined, stating Seth isn't her type, but Seth refers to her as his "girl" in an unguarded moment with the Vault Dweller, before correcting himself.[11] His younger brother Jarvis shares information about his brother, professing Seth's devotion to the welfare of their village and his proficiency as a fighter.[12][13]

In his role as leader of the town guard, Seth actively organizes the efforts of the security team including Ian, planning for initiatives outside of the city limits.[14] This group works together to eliminate ongoing threats from creatures such as finding and eradicating a nearby source of radscorpions.[15][16] Seth is also trusted with initiatives of the utmost importance, such as the mission to rescue Tandi from a raider gang who abducted her.[17][3]

During an expedition with Aradesh to look for Vault 13, Seth and Aradesh disappeared and were presumed dead.[18] He is revered in the New California Republic, given the title and remembered as the "First Ranger" of the NCR Rangers. He is immortalized on NCR currency, his portrait appearing on the NCR $20 bill.

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Apparel Weapon Other items
Farmer outfit Colt Rangemaster hunting rifle Rope x2
Bottle cap x42


Seth can supply the Vault Dweller with rare rope, which is required in two locations, including Vault 15 and the Glow.


Seth appears in Fallout and is mentioned in Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.



  1. Aradesh: "{1114}{Ara_62}{You will find it at the front of town. Seth will likely be there.}"
    (Aradesh's dialogue)
  2. NCR 20$ portrait
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tandi: "{188}{TAND_47}{Seth's the captain of the guards. My father tried to set us up once, but he is not my type.}"
    (Tandi's dialogue)
  4. Seth: "{206}{}{You should speak to Aradesh, our leader. He likes to meet all of our visitors. He should be in our Town Hall, the building to the south.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  5. Seth: "{1108}{}{That is me. I work with Aradesh to make sure everyone is safe.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  6. Seth: "{204}{}{Welcome to Shady Sands, stranger. Please holster that weapon while you are here.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  7. Seth: "{1107}{}{He is the leader of our community, and a true hero. You can always find him at work in the communal hall.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  8. Aradesh: "{275}{Ara_73}{Go talk to Seth about that. He'll know more than I.}"
    (Aradesh's dialogue)
  9. Aradesh: "{1115}{Ara_52}{A fine young man, Seth. Captain of our guards. He is likely to be at the Guard House.}"
    (Aradesh's dialogue)
  10. Aradesh: "{121}{Ara_4}{Yes, hmmm, yes, yes. yes. I shall believe you...for now. But we do not trust easily, especially those who might be dangerous. Know that Seth and I will be watching you.}"
    (Aradesh's dialogue)
  11. Seth: "{300}{}{Thank Dharma you're here wanderer. My girl . . . uh, Tandi, Aradesh's daughter, has been kidnapped. We believe the raiders have her.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  12. Jarvis: "{110}{}{Seth's a very good fighter. He's very determined. A little too much, sometimes. Still, he's devoted to the welfare of our village.}"
    (Jarvis' dialogue)
  13. Jarvis: "{105}{}{Thank you so much for helping me. My name is Jarvis, and I'm Seth's younger brother. Please, if there's anything you need to know, just ask.}"
    (Jarvis' dialogue)
  14. Seth: "{123}{}{There are several groups of raiders. I organize guards like Ian to help fight them off. There is one band to the southeast of here. Watch out for them.}"
    (Seth's dialogue)
  15. Jarvis: "{104}{}{Hello. I'm sorry, but I'm not feeling too well right now. Please, if you can help find a way to fight the radscorpions, talk to my brother, Seth.}"
    (Jarvis' dialogue)
  16. Seth file: "{100}{}{You see Seth, the guide back to Shady Sands.}"
  17. Aradesh: "{235}{Ara_40}{Seth and I believe one of the raider clans is responsible - retribution for our resistance to them. Take this spear. It was found where my daughter was last seen.}
    Vault Dweller:
    "{236}{}{Okay, I'll check it out.}"
    (Aradesh's dialogue)
  18. Tandi: "{315}{tand14b}{My dad and Seth searched for years trying to find Vault 13. They died looking - always said it was west of here. If somebody were to find Vault 13, that'd do us even better than 15.}"
    (Tandi (Fallout 2)'s dialogue)