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I record the knowledge of our ancestors for future generations.

Head Scribe Vree (sometimes called Master Scribe Vree)[1] is the head of the Brotherhood's scribe orders and its top researcher in Fallout.


The head scribe of the Brotherhood is in charge of knowledge gathering and preservation, overseeing the efforts of all the other scribes. Vree is a perfect fit for the position as she is extremely intelligent, kind, and patient. Sometimes described as having a congenital understanding of chemistry and physics, she spends her days constantly researching and analyzing everything she can get her hands on.[2] She is happy with her work and focuses on it intensely. As a result, she possesses a wealth of knowledge across multiple disciplines, including weapon engineering, survival, biology, chemistry and more. Between her duties as head scribe, tutoring initiates in the learning center and personal work on (re)designing weapons[3] or researching topics, it is a wonder she finds time to sleep and meditate.[Non-game 1]

Apart from directing the studies of initiates (for whom she always finds a moment to speak) and research, Vree spends much of her time compiling reports for the elders to decide the course of the Brotherhood.[4] The latest reports focus on the strange army and the super mutant recovered from the wasteland. Vree performed a complete autopsy which, when cross-referenced with observations on mutation sources in the wasteland, led her to posit that the Brotherhood could clean up mutations permanently by removing the sources of mutation, as all mutants she has studied were sterile.[5]

Vree is a fervent believer in the Brotherhood's mission, believing it to be the sole salvation for humanity and the planet.[6] Part of this mission includes efforts to restore what was lost in the last nuclear war.[7] By extension, she sees the high elder not just as the leader of the Brotherhood, but as a moral force keeping it on the path of righteousness,[8] with the head paladin as his enforcer.[9] Aside from her zeal, she has one flaw: fixation on the future to the degree that research into the past is neglected. Her intense research into the unknown, such as weapons and mutant autopsies, leads her to put a lower priority on softer sciences, particularly history. In the opinion of her assistant,[10] Sophia, Vree has forgotten that history is a vital part of life and as a result, the education of initiates suffered: Many do not even know who Roger Maxson was or what he did for the Brotherhood.[11]

As focused on her work as she is, Vree doesn't neglect her physicality: She wears a meticulously combed ponytail on an otherwise bald head, thin half-reading glasses, and double lobe earrings in her right ear.[12] She is idolized by scribes and paladins alike.[13][14]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character has a talking head.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character is allied with the following faction(s).


  • Destroy the Mutant leader: Prior to meeting the player character, Vree conducted an autopsy of super mutant corpses and deduced that the mutants were all sterile, as recorded in Vree's autopsy report. If this disk is acquired by the player character, they have the opportunity to convince the Master of the mutants' inevitable inferiority to humans as the master race, thus diplomatically settling the quest.

Other interactions[]

If asked to, Vree can grant access to a special terminal which teaches Science, permanently increasing the skill by 15 (30 if tagged).

Tell me about[]



Vree appears only in Fallout as a talking head. Her stylized appearance also appears in Fallout: New Vegas as the icon for the Brotherhood reputation. She is mentioned in the Fallout Bible.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Vree is an alternate spelling of the Dutch word vrede, meaning "peace."
  • Brenden, the cut social sciences scribe, titled Vree Master Scribe, rather than Head Scribe.[15]
  • Vree played a more significant role in the game in original designs. She would be an alternate quest starter for the Rescue Initiate from the Hub quest (and offering a second reward alongside Talus). More importantly, she was tied to Kedrick, the traitor working for the Unity, and could be provided with proof to identify the threat.[16] She would support the player character when reporting the treason to Maxson and Rhombus, explaining that any such heresy had to be stomped out.[17]
  • Other cuts were also made: The player could ransack her room, antagonize her,[18] or deliberately snuff out knowledge that could save the world.[19] As suggested in the strategy guide, the laser pistol she describes could be acquired from her.[Non-game 1]



  1. The Vault Dweller: "{132}{}{Who are the important people around here?}"
    Talus: "{141}{}{Well, we are all important, but I know who you are referring to.}"
    "{143}{}{There's Rhombus. He's our Head Paladin, also known as the Master Knight. Then there's Vree; she's the Master Scribe. And of course we cannot forget our distinguished High Elder, Maxson.}"
    (Talus' dialogue)
  2. The Vault Dweller: "{145}{}{Tell me about Vree.}"
    Talus: "{152}{}{Vree is one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. I think she was born with the natural understanding of physics and chemistry.}"
    "{153}{}{She spends every waking moment doing research or analyzing and reanalyzing anything she can get her hands on. If you ever need to talk to her, she can normally be found in her room, on the third floor.}"
    "{154}{}{She's on the second level. Just go down to the second floor, make a left. You'll see it just past the learning room. I should get back to work. If you have any other questions just ask.}"
    (Talus' dialogue)
  3. The Vault Dweller: "{120}{}{I'd like to know more about the weapons we make here.}"
    Vree: "{124}{Vree18}{Speak to the knights. Ask them to show you one of the latest laser pistols I designed.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  4. The Vault Dweller: "{1007}{}{Exodus}"
    Vree: "{1107}{Vree200}{Please talk to one of the other scribes. I'm trying to finish up reports for the other Elders.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  5. The Vault Dweller: "{123}{}{What's causing all the mutations?}"
    Vree: "{139}{Vree27}{Between the nuclear and biogenetic weapons used in the War, it's surprising we don't have more mutations. However, if we can hold out, everything will be ok.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{140}{}{Why do you say that?}"
    Vree: "{143}{Vree28}{All the mutants I've studied have been sterile - they can't breed with another creature. If we could clean up the mutation sources, we should be able to simply outlive the mutants.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{145}{}{Interesting theory. Any proof?}"
    Vree: "{147}{Vree29}{Here, take this holo-disc, it's got copies of my autopsies on mutant corpses. It clearly shows that no mutant could possibly reproduce successfully.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  6. The Vault Dweller: "{1003}{}{Brotherhood}"
    Vree: "{1103}{Vree303}{The only salvation this tortured planet and its people have. Without us, humanity is sure to perish.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  7. The Vault Dweller: "{1001}{}{War}"
    Vree: "{1101}{Vree301}{I assume you're refering to the last nuclear war. The Brotherhood is doing everything it can to restore that which was lost.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  8. The Vault Dweller: "{1005}{}{Elder}"
    Vree: "{1105}{Vree305}{He makes sure the Brotherhood stays on the path of righteousness.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  9. The Vault Dweller: "{1006}{}{Rhombus}"
    Vree: "{1106}{Vree306}{He enforces the High Elder's wishes. With force, if necessary.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  10. The Vault Dweller: "{381}{}{What do you do here?}"
    Sophia: "{384}{}{I am Vree's assistant. Vree is in the Learning Center.}"
    (Sophia's dialogue)
  11. The Vault Dweller: "{325}{}{You don't consider the Brotherhood's weaponry to be important?}"
    Sophia: "{337}{}{Vree seems to think that the research of new weaponry and the information gathered from Mutant autopsies is more important than our history. She has forgotten that our history is a vital part of our lives. It has gotten so bad that many of the new initiates don't even know who Roger Maxson is or what exactly he did for us.}"
    (Sophia's dialogue)
  12. Vree's talking head model.
  13. Generic scribe: "{101}{}{Vree's my idol.}"
    "{102}{}{Vree is so pretty.}"
  14. Generic paladin: "{111}{}{Vree's my idol.}"
  15. The Vault Dweller: "{103}{}{I'm looking for Master Scribe Vree.}"
    Brenden: "{109}{}{Master Scribe Vree is on level three, in the computer lab.}"
    (Brenden's dialogue)
  16. The Vault Dweller: "{158}{}{I've got some important news to tell you about Kedrick. He's a traitor.}"
    Vree: "{162}{Vree36}{Kedrick? He's been a loyal member of the Brotherhood forever. I doubt you would even know what that means.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{163}{}{Yeah, I do. Kedrick is a traitor and planning to overthrow your leaders.}"
    Vree: "{165}{Vree37}{You're certain of this? Perhaps we should go talk to the High Elder.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  17. The Vault Dweller: "{159}{}{What you would do if there was corruption within the Brotherhood.}"
    Vree: "{167}{Vree39}{Do what must be done. Stamp out the heresy and remove those responsible for the stain.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{169}{}{And who would do the removal?}"
    Vree: "{174}{Vree42}{The High Elder and Rhombus, of course.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{168}{}{Even if it was a trusted member of the Brotherhood.}"
    Vree: "{170}{Vree40}{Even so. But proof would have to be offered.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  18. Vree: "{152}{Vree32}{You will destroy the knowledge that can save the world!}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{154}{}{No. I'm stopping those who could bring about another nuclear war.}"
    Vree: "{155}{Vree33}{Never! The Brotherhood will see that it never happens again!}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{156}{}{That's what they all say . . . except you. You'll be dead.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)
  19. Vree: "{152}{Vree32}{You will destroy the knowledge that can save the world!}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{153}{}{Yeah, starting with you.}"
    (Vree's dialogue)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout Official Survival Guide p.100: "Vree: Master Scribe of the Brotherhood
    As Head Scribe, Vree is in charge of knowledge gathering and preservation within the Brotherhood. She is intelligent, kind, and patient, happy with her work, and more than willing to help the player out-especially if you can provide her with more of the knowledge she seeks. She can be an excellent source of information about the Brotherhood, the mutants, modern technology, or about the history of the war. She may also give the player some anti-radiation drugs, as a reward for service or if you ask how to approach a radiation source, and may offer you a newly designed laser pistol. She will also help the player develop computer skills, which you can use with the PIPBoy 2000.
    Be respectful, and ask her about everything you can. The Brotherhood is an excellent means for the player to improve his or her skills and to acquire weapons and equipment, and Vree is the best person to know to get everything possible. Make an enemy of her or the Brotherhood, and you will have added some tough and resourceful foes to your enemies list.
    Your best bet for getting what you need from Vree is to start out on the right foot the first time you meet her. A high charisma and a good reputation are you best guarantees!"