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The Settlers are a faction in Appalachia.

Background

After the Great War, Paige - a former head of the Construction Workers Union in Washington, D.C. - and a number of other survivors took the last train out of Union Station. As they left the Capital they saw the toxic green air lingering above the city.[2]

Paige and his group eventually reached the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where they would stay. Eventually, though, it became too dangerous to live, and they decided to leave. Paige led a great number of citizens from Pittsburgh to the fertile lands of the south.[2] Along the way, people from many places joined them, including from the Capital Wasteland.[3] Generally made up of people well-versed in construction, the Settlers are a hard-working and industrious crew. Despite its people originating from many different locations, they are primarily hailing from parts of Pennsylvania.[4]

After hearing that Appalachia might offer some refuge from the trials of the wasteland, the Settlers made their way into the area in hopes of finding a safe place to begin rebuilding. In 2103, the group broke ground at Spruce Knob, repurposing existing buildings, clearing the surrounding trees and creating a fledgling settlement, which they dubbed Foundation.[Non-canon 1]

Sometime after arriving at Foundation, Ward took charge of the day-to-day operations of the settlement, although still formally answering to Paige.[5][1] The settlement is the first step in the faction's plan to reclaim Appalachia.[6]

Interactions with the player character

Paige and his Settlers are first encountered in the quest Here to Stay, when they are visited by the Vault Dwellers under orders from the Vault 76 overseer to have them inoculated to protect them from the Scorched Plague. Paige is hesitant to trust them on the threat the Scorched pose and asks them to find his doctor, Aubrie Willem, to tell him about the inoculation. If Aubrie agrees, then Paige fully supports it as well. Aubrie's camp is found northwest of Vault 96, but the Settlers with him have been wiped out by the Scorched, and he himself had taken refuge in a nearby cave he fortified the entrance of.

After speaking with him and telling him of the inoculation, he will head back to Foundation to spread the word, and Paige will agree to have the inoculation administered to the Settlers to protect them from the Scorched Plague. After that, the Vault Dwellers are faced with the decision to either side with Paige and his Settlers or go against them by siding with Meg and her raiders, to gain access to the riches hidden within Vault 79 as that was the real reason for both factions and many others returning to Appalachia.

Locations

Members

Individuals

Families

Robots

Animals

Variants

Settler

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These are generic settlers attempting to reclaim Appalachia.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler
0056419D

Settler colonist

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Settler colonists may appear in random encounters thanking the player character for their work with the settlers. One may also be asked to free a settler colonist during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler colonist
0056419E

Settler apprentice

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Settler apprentices may appear in random encounters asking the player character where they are headed, at which point they can either be robbed or given supplies. One may also be asked to free a settler apprentice during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler apprentice
0056419F

Settler craftsman

Settler craftsmen may appear in random encounters accompanied by a beatboxing eyebot. One may also be asked to free a settler craftsman during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler craftsman
005641A0

Settler journeyman

Settler journeymen may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler journeyman
005641A1

Settler machinist

Settler machinists may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler machinist
005641A2

Settler engineer

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Settler engineers may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation. One random encounter involves an engineer with binoculars scouting out a good spot for a camp. Another encounter has an engineer asking the player character for any supplies that they have to spare.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler engineer
005641A3
005A2053

Settler mastersmith

Settler mastersmiths are one of the strongest variants of settlers. They may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler mastersmith
005641A4
005A2054

Settler guard

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Settler guards protect Foundation itself and are stationed along the perimeter of the town.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler guard
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0058E6C8

Settler hinterlander

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Settler hinterlanders are the most experienced type of settler. They may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Settler hinterlander
005A2055
005641A5

Notes

In conversation with Leila Rahmani, a Raider-aligned player character can refer to the Settlers of Foundation as "those dorks hiding in the giant log cabin."[8]

Appearances

The Settlers appear only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 76 loading screens: "The Settlers at Foundation rely on cooperation and collaboration, but respect the guidance of Paige and Ward, who are the closest the settlement has to leaders."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paige's journal, entry 1
  3. Jen: [...] "I joined up with them north of here a while back. They seem to be from all over this region. My family used to live in what's now the Capital Wasteland."
  4. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The Settlers at Foundation traveled from a variety of areas to make a new home in Appalachia, but most come from various parts of Pennsylvania."
  5. Vault Dweller: "What can you tell me about the others?"
    Samuel: "Ward's in charge out here. Oh, he'll say he ain't, but he is. Of course he reports to Paige for the big stuff."
    (Samuel's dialogue)
  6. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The settlement of Foundation represents the first step in the Settlers' plan to reclaim Appalachia, through building, expansion and community."
  7. All That Glitters
  8. Paladin Rahmani: "How well do you know the people of Foundation?"
    Vault Dweller: "[Raider] You mean those dorks hiding in the giant log cabin?"
    Paladin Rahmani: "I advise you put your feelings aside for this next mission... Actually, I advise you put those feelings aside all together. As I was saying... I recently spoke with a few members of their community, looking for ways to work together. We're in need of food and water, they have plenty to spare. However, knowing they may have those weapons... accelerates matters. It's critical that we follow-up with them right away."
    (Leila Rahmani's dialogue)

Non-canon

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