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Zealot Ware is a Child of Atom, living at their community in the Nucleus on the Island in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

A former trapper, Ware joined the cult out of pragmatism.[1] While with the trappers he had to sleep with a knife just to avoid getting eaten, the Children offered three square meals a day, safe shelter and a relatively low-risk job. He took it without second thoughts, killing the trappers he was allied to and freeing the captive high confessor and his party.[2]

As a former trapper, Ware is a competent warrior who became a zealot, a defender of the faith. Still, his newly found devotion to Atom does not mean he is blind to the fact that he has no radiation resistance, nor do some of the others. While he uses his brew to scour the radiation away, others use more common means of penance.[3] However much his faith in Atom is,[4][5] he is watching his friend Brother Devin waste away. They bonded over how they both needed a hand, which their new family provided.[6] Devin's prolonged fast will cause him to inevitably perish, which is a source of much frustration for Ware.[7][8][9]

Now that his friend looks like a ghoul with hair, his concern has him seeking the help of the Sole Survivor. As both a new convert and the one who saw the Mother of the Fog,[10] Ware seeks the Sole Survivor's help in getting Devin to end his fast. The others in the cult see Devin's devotion as admirable rather than detrimental,[11] even at the cost of committing blasphemy, which is something he must avoid because of the current political climate within the Nucleus.[12]

Ware has tried to convince Devin to end his fast to save his life but Devin will have none of it.[13][14][15] If the Sole Survivor cannot convince Devin to give up the fast, he creates a plan for the Sole Survivor to impersonate either Atom or a messenger of his.[16][17][18] Should the Sole Survivor be successful, Ware will be so grateful that he will give them some of his brew, which he makes every few days.[19]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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Inventory[edit | edit source]

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

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ware: "This doesn't sound good."
    Ware: "Well, here we go."
    Kane: "Glory to Atom!"
    Ware: "Glory to Atom!"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue and Brother Kane's dialogue)
  2. The Sole Survivor: "You mentioned before you're affected by radiation. Why would you choose to live in a place like this?"
    Ware: "Sure beats where I came from. Before joining the family, I was a Trapper. Lived with a nasty bunch out in the Fog, barely scraping by. Kinda place you slept with a knife under your pillow to make sure no one stole your food. But one day, out hunting, we stumbled upon High Confessor Tektus and his crew on their way to a pilgrimage. We surrounded 'em, took 'em captive. Figured we could ransom them back for some grub and ammo. I pulled guard duty. And me and the High Confessor get to talking. You can probably figure out what happened next."
    The Sole Survivor: "You turned on the Trappers?"
    Ware: "Mh hmm. High Confessor started describing the life I could have at the Nucleus. With Atom. Three meals a day. Not having to worry about getting eaten in my sleep. Radiation wasn't even that much worse. Plus I had my brew to handle that. Ended up being a pretty easy decision. I helped the Children clean out the Trappers and started my new life here. So, something else I can do for ya?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  3. The Sole Survivor: "Anti-rad meds? Are those allowed?"
    Ware: "No one's gonna bother you about scouring off the Glow, if that's your concern. They understand we weren't all born with His blessing. But my brew'll clear away some rads and give ya a little kick of energy. Anytime I make a batch, you're welcome to some. Give ya the recipe to boot. So, you think you'd be willing to talk Brother Devin out of this fast of his?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  4. Ware: "Huh. No more Far Harbor. Tough to get your head around. Was there something you needed?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken if the Fog engulfs Far Harbor at the conclusion of the quest Cleansing the Land.
  5. Ware: "Atom's peace... I suppose stranger things have happened. Was there something I could do for you?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken the crusade against Far Harbor is called off at the conclusion of the quest Reformation.
  6. The Sole Survivor: "Why do you care so much about Devin?"
    Ware: "I mean, he's a good kid. Sure, he liked his Jet a little too much, but it's not like he was out raiding. He just needed a hand. And lucky for us both, you showed up. Heh... kinda makes you wonder if Atom didn't have a part in this after all? So, was there something else?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  7. The Sole Survivor: "Must've missed him."
    Ware: "Hmm. Yeah. He's gotten a lot easier to miss than he used to be. See, Brother Devin, he's been on a fast. A long one. No food. Only irradiated water. Waiting for a sign from Atom. Most folks would say that's real admirable, giving yourself to Atom like that. What do you think?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  8. The Sole Survivor: "I think so. Is he the one with the propellers and the periscope? I mean he's kinda hard to miss."
    Ware: "No, he'd be the skeletal one with all his hair falling out. See, Brother Devin, he's been on a fast. A long one. No food. Only irradiated water. Waiting for a sign from Atom. Most folks would say that's real admirable, giving yourself to Atom like that. What do you think?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  9. The Sole Survivor: "Who?"
    Ware: "Brother Devin. Skinny guy near the entrance to the bay, starting to look like a ghoul with hair. You can't miss him. See, Brother Devin, he's been on a fast. A long one. No food. Only irradiated water. Waiting for a sign from Atom. Most folks would say that's real admirable, giving yourself to Atom like that. What do you think?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  10. Ware: "Yeah? I mean, glory to At... wait. You're the new convert. You happen to see Brother Devin? Sickly guy praying off by himself?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  11. Ware: "Thank you for being willing to talk to him. No one else in this place seems to give a damn."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  12. The Sole Survivor: "Why? What do you think?"
    Ware: "I've got my opinions. Right now I'm interested in yours. What do you think about this fast?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  13. The Sole Survivor: "Brother Devin's actions are very admirable. Truly proving his devotion."
    Ware: "I mean, no one's saying the kid's not tough, sure, but... Look, me and Devin, we weren't born with Atom's blessing like everyone else around here. Rads, they hurt us. Now Devin thinks fasting and refusing meds till he dies is going to get Atom to grant him some kind of revelation or something. I've tried talking to him, but he won't listen to me any more and everyone else in this place thinks what he's doing is a brilliant idea. I-I know we don't know each other, but if you could convince him to quit, I'd owe you. Could give you some anti-rad meds I've cooked up. Recipe, too. Damn handy for folks like us."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  14. The Sole Survivor: "Sounds nuts to me."
    Ware: "Atom above, someone else. Look, me and Devin, we weren't born with Atom's blessing like everyone else around here. Rads, they hurt us. Now Devin thinks fasting and refusing meds till he dies is going to get Atom to grant him some kind of revelation or something. I've tried talking to him, but he won't listen to me any more and everyone else in this place thinks what he's doing is a brilliant idea. I-I know we don't know each other, but if you could convince him to quit, I'd owe you. Could give you some anti-rad meds I've cooked up. Recipe, too. Damn handy for folks like us. What do ya say? Talk to him for me?"
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  15. The Sole Survivor: "Devin should be encouraged to show his devotion. Something you might emulate."
    Ware: "Oh, I, uh, yeah. Sure. Suppose I was just letting my passions get the best of me. Gl-glory to Atom..."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  16. Ware: "W-wow. You really look the part. Atom's messenger. I think it's time you spoke with Devin."
    "The hood, the rags and the rads. That should be everything you need to convince Devin."
    "Well, you sure nailed the Glow. Feel like I need to shield my eyes."
    "Goodness, that hood is creepy. But it certainly does the job."
    "Those are some sorry rags you've got on. They're perfect."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  17. The Sole Survivor: "Okay, sure, I'll talk to him."
    Ware: "Oh, thank you. Please, just, do it quick, all right? He's starting to look... bad."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  18. The Sole Survivor: "I spoke to Brother Devin. He's not giving up the fast. Says he's waiting for a messenger from Atom."
    Ware: "Damn. Well thanks for... wait. A messenger? That's what he's expecting? So... what if we give him a messenger. You're the one who saw the Mother of the Fog, right? What she looked like? They say she's faceless, dressed in tatters and all glowy?"
    The Sole Survivor: "Sure, that's close enough."
    Ware: "Okay. So here's the idea. What if we make you look like what everyone thinks Atom's messengers look like - no face, the rags, the irradiated glow. Then you can go and talk him out of it. What do you say?"
    The Sole Survivor: "Impersonating a messenger of Atom? That sounds like blasphemy."
    Ware: "What other choice do we have? Just let him die? Atom, in all His mercy, could intervene at any time. And He hasn't. He's left it to us. And now I'm asking you to help. So, please. Will you do this for me?"
    The Sole Survivor: "Why can't you do it?"
    Ware: "Trust me, if I thought he wouldn't recognize me nagging him yet again, I would. But he's never met you in his right state of mind. If you do the outfit right, I'm betting he won't be able to tell you from... well, Atom."
    The Sole Survivor: "All right, I'm in. So how do we do this?"
    Ware: "The rags are the easy part. You can have my extra set. I washed 'em... I think at least once. And I've got an old sack hood you can use. Should make the faceless thing work. The painful part's going to be the rads. You're going to have to get yourself really irradiated. Might be worth paying another visit to the spring. Once you've got that together, talk to Devin. In his state... well, let's just hope he buys it."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
  19. Ware: "You don't understand how much I appreciate this."
    "You did it. Atom above, you did it! Here. Any time I brew a new batch, you can have some. And if there's anything else I can do for you, you let me know."
    (Zealot Ware's dialogue)
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