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Ah hubris. We have a story about a moth that flew too close to the sun and burned their wings. It seems he had the same outcome with False Gods.

Brother Steven "Stevie" Scarberry is a member of the Cult of the Mothman and a potential lite ally living in Appalachia. He is a member of the "Followers of the Winged One," the sect of the cult that worships the red-eyed Mothman, and is in opposition to the Enlightened.

Steven is unlocked as a reward at rank 35 of Rip Daring and the Cryptid Hunt, the twelfth season in Fallout 76, introduced in the Mutation Invasion update.


Stevie makes no references to the pre-War world, implying he was born after the Great War of 2077. When Stevie was a baby, his parents were said to have been found and selected by the Mothman himself, and it is suggested his parents were devoured by the insect-like deity. The baby Stevie was placed among the Mothman's eggs where he was found by the Followers of the Winged One. The baby, surrounded as it was by His eggs, was seen as a sign of the Mothman's blessing. They took him in and raised him. Stevie holds the Followers to be his family, and has devoted himself to worship of the holy one.

Now a young man, Stevie believes himself a chosen disciple of the Mothman, with a soul blessed by His love. He has been on a months-long pilgrimage to the "Holy Lands of Appalachia" to find him himself, explaining why he is currently away from his other cultists. He is searching for the albino blood necessary for the ritual. His pilgrimage will end when he gazes into the Mothman's eyes and sees his great truth.

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

Icon interactions essential
This character cannot be killed.
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This character is a C.A.M.P. ally. Their associated workshop object is Scarberry's shrine.
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This character is a vendor.
  • Accepts Bottle cap
  • Sells:
    • Various
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This character offers miscellaneous services.

Blessing of the True Mothman: XP buff

Effects of player's actions[]

  • Steven will comment if the Vault Dweller is wearing Cult of the Mothman related clothing, positively if it is related to his sect (such as cultist adept clothes) or discouragingly if related to the Enlightened Cult (such as the cultist enlightened robe).
  • Steven will comment on if the Vault Dweller's radiation is high.

Other interactions[]

  • The Vault Dweller can tell Steven about various quests they have resolved that are centered on cryptids, such as The Lowe-Down, Over and Out, Unsolved: Death and Taxidermy and The Mothman Equinox.
  • With an Intelligence +8 check, the Vault Dweller can tell Stevie he was placed as a baby among the Mothman's eggs to be devoured by the Mothman's offspring. Stevie vehemently denies the idea, saying that it meant he was accepted as being one of the Mothman's children.
  • If False Gods of Appalachia has been read, the Vault Dweller can ask Steven about the Interloper. Steven clams up and begs the Vault Dweller to drop the subject.
  • The Vault Dweller can ask Steven about his pilgrimage and he will give various stories on his encounters and stories he has heard, such as encountering the Smiling Man, the Whitespring Ghost, rumors on the Sickleman and various cryptid-like spottings.
  • The Vault Dweller can tell Steven to pull himself together because he is worshiping a "fucking bug," but this only strengthens Steven's faith, as he frames the player character's skepticism as a test along his pilgrimage.


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  • One of Steven's idle barks, "I just can't shake these nightmares. Floating in darkness forever... What if I cannot find His Light?", is a sentiment Sofia Daguerre also expresses, nearly word-for-word: "I just can't shake these nightmares. Floating in space forever... Just, why?"
  • There is a book near his shrine titled The Man The Moth The Legend with a small doodle of the Mothman on the cover.
  • Although a member of the Cult of the Mothman, Steven will not hesitate to attack hostile cultists at a C.A.M.P. (see gallery).
  • Steven claims to be able to perceive radiation on someone as a visible "glow,"[1] a phenomenon also observed in characters such as Gerard, Devin and Mother Curie III. He can also see radiation in the environment.[2]
    • Additionally, he describes the Mothman as possessing a "warm glow" resembling that of radiation,[2] which doesn't seem to comport with the in-game visuals. To players, Mothmen appear to pour shadowy smoke upon the earth, though their eyes are sharply bioluminescent and some rare mothmen have green glowing spots around their joints.
  • Steven shares his surname with Mary Scarberry, the main protagonist of "The Mothman Cometh," a story in Fallout 76's fictional Tales from the West Virginia Hills radio play and holotape series which features the Mothman.
  • Stevie mentions that he saw a light fall from the sky, and upon investigating the impact site, found only a fuzzy painting of a man in a blue shirt.[3] This alludes to the fuzzy painting item found in the UFO crash encounter in Fallout.

Notable quotes[]


Steven Scarberry appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Mutation Invasion update.

Behind the scenes[]

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  • SkyBox Labs developer Ryan White was a writer for Steven; White also wrote for Grandma Junko and Adelaide.[Non-game 1]
  • Steven shares his last name, Scarberry, with Linda and Roger Scarberry, who were eyewitnesses to the first reported encounter with the Mothman in November 1966. The other eyewitnesses were Steve and Mary Mallette.
  • Steven alludes to having met the Smiling Man, also known as Indrid Cold.[4] Steven and the Smiling Man share the same voice actor, Robbie Daymond.
  • As mentioned above, Steven closely paraphrases a line about a recurring void-based nightmare from Sofia Daguerre, one of the original CAMP allies from Wastelanders.[5][6] This line was a meme among Fallout 76 fans because it stood out as strange, and might be heard frequently while hosting Sofia or visiting other player CAMPs.
  • He will also question if there is a Mothwoman, a recurring line by CAMP lite ally Sam Nguyen.[7]



  1. Steven Scarberry: "You are absolutely glowing. Would you mind climbing something tall and jumping around? I think that might attract Him."
    (Steven Scarberry's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steven Scarberry: "*Gasp* Is that the warm glow of the Holy Mothman!? *Sigh* Alas no, just more radiation."
    (Steven Scarberry's dialogue)
  3. Steven Scarberry: "I saw a light fall from the sky. I hoped for Him, but instead found metal, smoke, and debris. Nothing else except for a fuzzy painting of a man in a blue shirt."
    (Steven Scarberry's dialogue)
  4. Steven Scarberry: "A very friendly man. While his personality was cold, he could not shake his smile. I feel as though we were looking for similar things."
    (Steven Scarberry's dialogue)
  5. Steven Scarberry: "I just can't shake these nightmares. Floating in darkness forever... What if I cannot find His Light?"
    (Steven Scarberry's dialogue)
  6. Sofia Daguerre: "I just can't shake these nightmares. Floating in space forever... Just, why?"
    (Sofia Daguerre's dialogue)
  7. Sam Nguyen: "There's a mothman... I wonder if there's a mothwoman? Or is that just the light he's drawn to? Makes for a good love song either way."
    (Sam Nguyen's dialogue)


  1. Ryan White on LinkedIn: "Outside of lead responsibilities, I've also been keeping up with my writing for the project. I've previously posted about Rip Daring's adventures, but I've also had the opportunity to write a lot more, like B-movie radio ads, quips from an underqualified baking machine, and numerous non-linear allies for the players to talk to.
    I'm especially proud of the allies, as they've all become fan favorites and resonate with players for different reasons. Steven Scarberry is a passionate priest who is beginning to question his faith as he has not seen his deity, the local cryptid known as Mothman. Grandma Junko is a sweet and caring old lady who seems out of time, as she is either oblivious to the state of the world or refuses to acknowledge it for some reason. And most recently Adelaide, a weapon of mass destruction that was reprogrammed into a showgirl who sings show tunes.
    It's an incredible feeling seeing the fan responses since I got to take these characters all the way from planning, to recording, to implementation. All of this is something I'll never get tired of, and I look forward to posting more updates on my work when I can."