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Glory to Atom, brother/sister. You must be the one Richter sent out to the spring. Don't appear to have turned into a slobbering goon, so I'm guessing you had a favorable experience. What visions did holy Atom bless you with?

Zealot Theil is the second in command of the zealots, under Grand Zealot Brian Richter, of the Nucleus in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

Theil is the highest-ranking zealot after Grand Zealot Richter, whose job is to ensure the fitness of other zealots in their fight against the unbelievers.[1] As a zealot, she also serves as a form of law enforcement for the community.[2] She comes from a family of homesteaders who tried to settle on the Island years before the Fog covered most of it. She lost her family when a massive radiation storm hit the Island, killing her parents and leaving her the sole survivor due to her natural radiation resistance. After wandering for days, she came to Atom's Spring and drank from its waters. Suffering a hellish vision, she was ultimately found by Grand Zealot Richter, who nursed her back to health and raised her to serve Atom,[3] which she does with almost blind zeal.[4][5][6]

A friend of Sister Gwyneth, Theil was there when the sister first began to believe in heresy. Gwyneth was praying quietly, when she suddenly lept up and began to shout that Atom is a lie. Although not a violent person, when Grand Zealot Tektus confronted her, Gwyneth struck him with such force that she knocked him to the ground. When she realized what she'd done, she fled. Tektus wanted to immediately send someone after her, to make her an example, but High Confessor Martin insisted they wait for her return for Atom's forgiveness. This wasn't to be, not long afterword blasphemous messages appeared at their holy sites.[7][8][9][10] Now that the sister is committing such fervored acts of heresy, Theil has no choice but to bring her Atom's justice: execution.[11][12] However, this is hampered by how clever Gwyneth is, and Theil has since been unable to track her whereabouts. Her failure to both find Gwyneth and Gwyneth's heresy eat away at her constantly, as Theil has been praying to Atom for Gwyneth's return to the family.[13] Should Sister Gwyneth return to the family, Theil will be very grateful.[14]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Zealot's marine armor
Marine wetsuit
Automatic radium rifle

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Zealot Theil appears only in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Sole Survivor: "The Grand Zealot sent me. Tell me what you can about Sister Gwyneth."
    Theil: "I'm the Grand Zealot's second. It's my job to ensure the Zealots are fit for the conflict to come against all those who offend Atom."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  2. Child01: "Zealot Theil?"
    Theil: "Yes, brother/sister?"
    Child01: "I believe someone has been stealing my snack cakes. D-do you think you could try and track down the culprit?"
    Theil: "Certainly. It will be done."
    Theil: "Do not fear. I will take care of it."
    Theil: "Of course. As soon as I am able."
    Child01: "Thank you, Zealot."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  3. The Sole Survivor: "Atom ever grant you any visions?"
    Theil: "Sort of. My parents were settlers, tried to carve out a life for us in the Fog. Moved us all out there when I was just a girl. We made due for a couple of years. Atom's veil hadn't claimed the whole of the island back then. But then... came the storm. A rad storm unlike anything the island had ever seen. Our little homestead didn't have a chance. I was the only one to survive, thanks to my blessing. Atom's blessing. I wandered for days, living off whatever I could scrounge, drinking puddles and salt water. Until I stumbled on a spring. The spring. The vision I had... felt like it lasted for days. I was back in the storm, but I wasn't afraid. I was in control. When I finally came to, I was in Richter's arms. He carried me back here and raised me to serve Atom."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  4. Theil: "The High Confessor's vision. It doesn't make sense. Peace? Why would Atom want peace? Sorry, what did you need?"
    (Theil's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken if the crusade against Far Harbor is called off at the conclusion of the quest Reformation.
  5. Theil: "Atom's judgement finally brought to Far Harbor. Something I can do?"
    (Theil's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken if the Fog engulfs Far Harbor at the conclusion of the quest Cleansing the Land.
  6. Theil: "If, if it is his will."
    (Theil's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken if the crusade against Far Harbor is called off at the conclusion of the quest Reformation.
  7. Theil: "Sister Gwyneth's heresy cannot be permitted to continue."
    "May Atom guide you to the heretic."
    "Hopefully you will succeed where I failed."
    "Sister Gwyneth was never violent in the past, but you should still be prepared for anything."
    "I only wish that I knew what drove Sister Gwyneth mad."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  8. The Sole Survivor: "The Grand Zealot sent me. Tell me what you can about Sister Gwyneth."
    Theil: "Very well. As I'm sure the Grand Zealot informed you, Gwyneth was once a devoted member of our order. Though prone to strange moods, she was well-liked by many. The Grand Zealot in particular seemed to have a fondness for her... ...at least until she turned her back on Holy Atom. It was my duty to find her, but Gwyneth was always clever. I am ashamed to admit that I failed."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  9. The Sole Survivor: "What caused Gwyneth to turn her back on Atom?"
    Theil: "I can only tell you what I saw. She was praying quietly, when she suddenly leapt up and began to shout that Atom is a lie. When Tektus confronted her, she struck him with such force that she knocked him to the ground. When she realized what she'd done, she fled. Tektus wanted to send someone after her, make an example, but at the time it was not his decision. Confessor Martin insisted we wait... ...hope for her return. Sadly, that never happened and we gave her up for dead. That was the end of Gwyneth, or so we thought. One of the acolytes spied her at a holy site, but she escaped in the Fog. It was not long after that the blasphemous messages appeared... ...and we knew it had to be her."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  10. The Sole Survivor: "I'll find Sister Gwyneth."
    Theil: "Then by Atom's grace, I hope that you will succeed where I did not. You should begin by searching the holy sites. Perhaps you'll find some clue that I missed."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  11. The Sole Survivor: "Why not just ignore her? Is Gwyneth really that much of a threat to you?"
    Theil: "No, that is out of the question. Atom's will is clear in this matter. Heresy cannot be tolerated."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  12. The Sole Survivor: "I can tell Gwyneth was your friend. How do I know you didn't deliberately fail?"
    Theil: "I would never risk defying Atom's will. My faith is my life, and my devotion to Atom is absolute. Despite your insults, it is my duty to help you in this matter, and so I will. You should begin by searching the holy sites. Perhaps you'll find some clue that I missed."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  13. Theil: "...let our lost sister see the error in her ways..."
    "...thank you for returning Gwyn to our family..."
    "...guide my shots true..."
    "...shield me from those who would do me harm..."
    (Theil's dialogue)
  14. Theil: "Never did say thanks for what you did for Gwyneth. Thanks. Now, what can I do?"
    (Theil's dialogue)
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