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Paladin Bael
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleBlast BackHair ColorBrown
Eye ColorDefault
AffiliationLyons' Brotherhood of Steel
RoleGate guard, warrior
Dialogue FileBael's dialogue
QuestsThe Waters of Life
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 70→95→125
Damage Resistance: 40%
Tag SkillsBrotherhood of Steel Knight
Big Guns: 44→57→74
Melee Weapons: 48→61→78
Small Guns: 40→53→70
Editor RaceCaucasian
Editor IDPaladinBael
Base ID000b875bRef ID0008de18
Editor FactionsCitadelResidentFaction
ActorPete Papageorge
Special Head GearEyebrowM

No Super Mutants, civilians or traveling salesmen allowed. Which are you?

Paladin Bael is a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin tasked with manning the entrance to the Citadel in Fallout 3. He disappears once Broken Steel starts.


A veteran Brotherhood warrior whose skill in combat outstrips his skill in diplomacy (which once nearly caused a fight with a Megaton resident), Bael is tasked with filtering any visitors to the Citadel. In recent times, this means any and all people who are not members of the Brotherhood.[1][2][3] This suits him just fine, as he views "civilians" with contempt. His bad attitude is certainly as much of a gate to the Citadel as the giant hunk of metal behind him.[4]

Daily schedule

Bael stands at the Citadel's gate guarding it until Take it Back! is completed.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character is involved in quests.


  • The Waters of Life: Bael tries to deny entrance to the Lone Wanderer and the rest of the refugees from Project Purity until Li appeals to Lyons directly.


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Power armor
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CZ53 personal minigun
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Carried items
Brotherhood of Steel holotag
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Drops on death


Paladin Bael appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.89: "Paladin Bael
    Bael is a worthy fighter, but he hasn't mastered the fine art of conversation, a shortfall that almost led to an altercation with a Megaton resident. Still, his a commanding presence ensures that undesirables stay well away from the entrance gates."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Can I come in?"
    Bael: "Negative. No Super Mutants, civilians or traveling salesmen allowed. Which are you?"
    (Bael's dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "I can come in now... right?"
    Bael: "That's an affirmative. You're clear to enter. But I still don't like it. Or you."
    (Bael's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about the Brotherhood of Steel?"
    Bael: "I can see you're trying to appeal to my good nature. Pity for you I don't have one. I'll give you this one for free -- we use our big guns to kill big Super Mutants, so people like you can sleep at night."
    (Bael's dialogue)