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Aurelius of Phoenix
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Hispanic
AffiliationCaesar's Legion
5 of Clubs
LocationCottonwood Cove, headquarters
Dialogue FileAurelius of Phoenix's dialogue
QuestsEye for an Eye
Arizona Scavenger
Combat StyleDefaultCombatRangedstyle
assistanceHelps allies
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 170
DT: 23
Tag SkillsLegionary
Melee Weapons: 88
Guns: 86
Unarmed: 88
Editor RaceHispanic
Editor IDNVCCAurelius
Base ID0012b512Ref ID0012d6e2
Editor FactionsVCaesarsLegionFaction
ActorYuri Lowenthal

It is the armor of a Centurion. You have the rare honor of beholding it unspattered by the blood of my inferiors.

Centurion Aurelius of Phoenix is the commander of Caesar's Legion' force at Cottonwood Cove in October, 2281.


A beast of a man, standing at 6' 5" (1.96 m),[2] Aurelius was selected by Caesar to establish a bridgehead on the west bank of the Colorado after Vulpes Inculta engineered the destruction of Camp Searchlight. Aurelius selected Cottonwood Cove as his base of operations, right across the Colorado's narrows.[3] Although he was assigned only two contubernia (two squads of eight men), his aggressive tactics and ruthless preying on NCR Army patrols allowed him to kill and capture four times as many enemy soldiers (around 64 casualties for the NCR, in other words).[4] His second in command, decanus Severus, is instrumental in Aurelius' efforts as quartermaster.[5]

Aurelius has every reason to be proud of his standing as a centurion, but doesn't take kindly to people who eclipse him[6] or test his patience (he has a habit of crucifying the latter).[7] Adding to his aggressive demeanor is his abject hatred of profligates. He considers them cowards, particularly when they refuse to face his forces openly and try to fight through clever means.[8] However, it's possible to earn his grudging respect, usually by killing NCR troops.[9][10] In fact, he might even admit that he misjudged someone if they prove to be a warrior on par with Legion veterans.[11]

However, Aurelius does seem to have a softer side, with a toy car, teddy bear, and a Grognak the Barbarian comic in his office. There is also beer and cigarettes there, and the question of whether it's his personal stash or confiscated contraband remains open.[12]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.



Icon armored vault suit.png
Legion centurion armor
Centurion helmet
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Machete gladius
Hunting rifle
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Aurelius of Phoenix appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • Aurelia was a plebeian family in Rome.


  • Aurelius will always address the Courier as profligate, no matter the reputation with the Legion.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The animation that plays while he is sitting at his desk, showing him as he writes, may cause his model geometry to warp, lengthening the fingers. This is usually fixed with a reload.



  1. The Courier: "That's some armor you're wearing."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "It is the armor of a Centurion. You have the rare honor of beholding it unspattered by the blood of my inferiors."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  2. Aurelius is one of the few characters with such a custom height. Others include Arcade Gannon, Decanus Severus and Orris.
  3. The Courier: "You must be the one in charge here."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "Of course I am, you fool. I am a Centurion! When Vulpes Inculta drove the NCR from Searchlight by clever means, Caesar himself ordered me to set up this camp and harass the Profligates! It's a modest presence, a single finger of the Legion reaching across the river's narrows. But with me here, it has an iron knuckle."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Does the Legion see much action here?"
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "As much as the Profligates' cowardice will allow. They haven't found the balls to attack us here, but we catch them out on patrols. With two contubernia at my command, I've killed and captured four times my numbers."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "If you trade me ammo and supplies instead, I can stay in the area, racking up kills."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "[SUCCEEDED] Go see Decanus Severus when you have tags, in that case. He watches over our stores."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  6. Aurelius of Phoenix: "A Profligate bearing the Mark of Caesar? What is the world coming to? Cursor Lucullus is waiting for you with the barge at the docks. He will take you to The Fort to speak with Caesar."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  7. Aurelius of Phoenix: "Don't try my patience. A nod of my chin, and you'll be decorating a cross."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "An NCR officer asked me to plant this listening device here. <Give Aurelius the NCR bug>"
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "The things the Profligates will build, to spy on us like cowards with little machines! Find that officer and give him this old map of our patrol routes. The Profligates will try to set up ambushes... and we'll be waiting for them."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  9. The Courier: "I have dog tags to turn in."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "Hmm, perhaps I was wrong about your skills. You've killed more NCR than most recruits."
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  10. The Courier: "I have dog tags to turn in."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "Good, good! Your growing number of NCR kills rivals most legionaries. Keep up the good work!"
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  11. The Courier: "I have dog tags to turn in."
    Aurelius of Phoenix: "Ha! Perhaps I was wrong about your skills, Profligate. Your kill count rivals some of our best warriors!"
    (Aurelius of Phoenix's dialogue)
  12. This loot is the content of the Cottonwood Cove HQ where he makes his office/dormatory.