Swafford held the rank of paladin in the Appalachian Brotherhood of Steel. Their power armor helmet was marked with white arrows pointing towards the visor. They were killed by super mutants during the Battle of Huntersville and were buried southeast of the town in the Brotherhood graveyard. Their grave can be found with a graveyard note affixed to the marker, under a power armor helmet bearing their rank, name, and "Ad Victoriam."
Behind the scenes
- When asked if Paladin Swafford is the same Swafford mentioned in the Whitespring bunker, Lead Designer Ferret Baudoin, the writer of most of the Appalachian Brotherhood of Steel story, recalled neither the character nor a second paladin beside Paladin Taggerdy.[Non-game 1]
- This character shares the name with Fallout 76 additional level designer Trevor Swafford.[Non-game 2][Non-game 3]
Paladin Swafford is mentioned only in Fallout 76.
- Ferret Baudoin - 12/16/2020 Fallout for Hope - CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast Twitch stream: "Swafford...? Swafford? Wow... uhhh... that one's not leaping to mind, which is unusual. I'm usually really on top of that. I think uh... I don't recollect that. Cause Paladin Taggerdy, if it was a knight or something like that, I could see that being somebody, but you know... I think there's only one Paladin."
- Developer Steve Massey on the Bethesda Game Studios Discord