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Fo1 Katja.png
Biography and appearance
AffiliationFollowers of the Apocalypse
Vault Dweller
Dialogue FileKATJA.MSG
Mentioned inFallout Bible
QuestsRecruit Katja
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 8
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 39
Armor class: 26
Action points: 9
Carry weight: 125
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 3
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 250
Normal DT/DR: 5/40%
Laser DT/DR: 8/60%
Fire DT/DR: 4/30%
Plasma DT/DR: 4/50%
Electrical DT/DR: 2/50%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 6/40%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 68%
Big Guns: 81%
Energy Weapons: 56%
Unarmed: 100%
Melee Weapons: 90%
Throwing: 88%
Sneak: 77%
Lockpick: 82%
Proto id00000302 (Katja)

You're not from around here. Who're you?

— Katja

Katja is a scavenger and thief surviving in the Los Angeles Boneyard, around 2161.


She, a slender young woman with a smudged face and dark clothing, makes her living as a scavenger and thief.[1][2] Originally from Adytum,[3] she occasionally camps out with the Followers of the Apocalypse, even though she doesn't follow their way of life.[4] In fact, she's quite the cynical, not having much hope for humanity.[5] She hates dogs, and will express this disdain out loud every time the Vault Dweller examines/pets Dogmeat.[6]

As a child of the Boneyard she learned to defend herself. Being proficient in both knives and submachine guns, preferring the former, throwing knives to be specific, to the latter.[7]

As a child of the Boneyard she grew up on the streets, learning that if one must survive you must be careful. Naturally, as a survivor of the hellish conditions, she never left the Boneyard before.[2] Her only meetings of people outside are of Hub merchants, there to trade, or people who swiftly meet their end at the hands of the gangs.[8]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a permanent party member.
This character starts quests.


Effects of player action

  • She will turn hostile if the Vault Dweller killed people in Shady Sands before recruiting her.

Other interactions

  • Katja is a recruitable non-player character located in the Los Angeles Public Library. She can be recruited simply by being asked to join the Vault Dweller. Afterwards, she can be used to lockpick closed doors. She is also a decent shot with any large handgun (sprite limitations prohibit her from using regular pistols).
  • She's extremely deadly with a Power Fist or a Ripper, usually making huge amounts of damage with those weapons. Her biggest drawbacks are her low ST and HP, she can't carry too much weigh and needs a constant supply of stimpaks to be able to endure some battles, specially near the game's end.
  • She has unique float dialogue for locations around the Boneyard;
Katja's comments
Location Comment
Deathclaw warehouse Watch out for Deathclaws!
Example Example

Tell me about

Katja's Tell-Me-Abouts
Query Response
Merchants, Police, Experiments, Lieutenant, Razlo, Aradesh, Military, Vats, Scribes, Seth, Tolya, Petrox, Gwen, Diana, Alya, Tandi, Khans, Paladins, Initiates, Exodus, Casino, Gizmo, Killian, Overseer, Library, Hall, Watershed, Set, Unity, Master, Garl I don't know any more about that than you do.
Boneyard The Angel's Boneyard is all that's left of the old city of Los Angeles. Mostly divided among warring factions, these days.
War The War brought misery and death all over the world. I sure hope that something like that never happens again. But from what I've seen, there's not much hope for humanity.
Adytum Adytum used to be my home, but those people are just too paranoid and reclusive. They'll never survive by withdrawing from the world.
Followers The Followers of the Apocalypse preach peace and tolerance. Too bad it just doesn't cut it in this world.
Cathedral The Cathedral is a monumental structure south of Adytum by about a day's walk or so. It's run by a weird cult that worships some sort of dark god.
Water, Chip I don't know where you could find such a relic of old technology.
Necropolis What, the city of the dead? Isn't that a myth?
Medic The Followers have a medic on hand at all times.
Healing You should go see the medic at the Followers if you need healing.
Vault, Vault-13, Vault13 Weren't the Vaults like big underground shelters?
Junktown Um, small town north of the Hub, I think.
Shady Shady what?
Sands Shady Sands? Never heard of it.
Hub The Hub's a huge trading center, with all sorts of stores and merchants.
Store The Gun Runners sell stuff, and there's a store in Adytum.
Deathclaw Ugh! The Deathclaws are all over in the Boneyard. I'd rather not even think about them. Huge and aptly named.
Children I don't like kids.
Brotherhood I hear they're some sort of high-tech monks.
Base I suppose there must be some remnants of the old military.
Apocalypse You mean the big war? Wow, you sure have led a sheltered life if you don't know anything about that.
Mutants I've seen a rat with three eyes once. That's about all I know about mutants.
Morpheus I think he's a High Priest for the Cathedral, or something.
Booze No thanks.
Chems Ugh. No, I'd rather not. I watched a friend die from an overdose of Psycho once. Not pretty.
Zimmerman He's the mayor of Adytum. A fair, if somewhat vacillating, man.
Regulators They watch over Adytum and keep it under control.
Scavs I used to be a scav. We'd go out at night and try to find useful stuff in the ruins of the Boneyard. Very dangerous job. I got sick of Adytum, though.
Blades They're a group of cast-offs who live outside of Adytum.
Nicole She's the leader of the Followers. An intelligent woman, and good hearted, too.
Psychics I get "feminine intuition" occasionally, if that's what you mean.
Merchants Merchants trade with Adytum occasionally, and sell to the Gun Runners.


Icon armored vault suit.png
Leather jacket
(equivalent to combat armor)
Assault carbine icon.png
5x Throwing Knife
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
2x Stimpaks
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death



Katja appears only in Fallout.


  1. Katja: "{100}{}{You see a slender young woman with a smudged face and dark clothing.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Katja, the thief.}"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Vault Dweller: "{130}{}{I need to know about the area around this city.}"
    Katja: "{144}{}{The Boneyard is a pretty hostile place. I've never had the opportunity to leave, though I suppose I'd take it. Let's see . . . just south of here you have the Cathedral. There's some sort of cult there, but I stay away from them. Something sinister is going on there. Also, I've heard about the trading center called the Hub, and caravans occasionally show up, but I've never been there.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{145}{}{I don't plan to stay in this place too much longer, myself.}"
    Katja: "{148}{}{No kidding. If you're looking for another hand, I'll sign on. Better than spending the rest of my existence in this hellhole, right?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{149}{}{You're a welcome addition, but the desert's not much more fun.}"
    Katja: "{153}{}{All right, looks like we've got a little ass-kicking to do!}"
    "{180}{}{You gain 200 experience points for picking up Katja, the Boneyard scav.}"
  3. The Vault Dweller: "{135}{}{What can you tell me about Adytum?}"
    Katja: "{139}{}{Adytum is my original home. A little too boring for me, though. It's a fenced-off and self-sufficient town in the south end of the Boneyard, but not as far as the Cathedral. We trade sometimes with the Hub.}"
  4. The Vault Dweller: "{134}{}{What can you tell me about the Followers?}"
    Katja: "{143}{}{The Followers of the Apocalypse are a group of peace-preachers who live in a large library near the heart of the Boneyard. Why they haven't been wiped out yet I can't say. They are lousy combatants and have no understanding of the real world, but other than that they are polite and well-educated.}"
  5. The Vault Dweller: "{1002}{}{War}"
    Katja: "{1102}{}{The War brought misery and death all over the world. I sure hope that something like that never happens again. But from what I've seen, there's not much hope for humanity.}"
  6. Katja: "{175}{}{I hate dogs.}"
  7. The Vault Dweller: "{177}{}{What kinds of combat skills do you have?}"
    Katja: "{178}{}{I learned how to be a scrapper from my time in the Boneyard. I'm good with knives and submachine guns. My favorite is throwing knives, of course.}"
  8. The Vault Dweller: "{105}{}{I'm a traveler.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{110}{}{I'm just an explorer.}"
    Katja: "{123}{}{Just a traveler. I've heard that one before. Nobody comes to the Boneyard except those Hub merchants and people looking for a quick death at the hands of the gangs. What are you really here for?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{124}{}{You're right. I'm looking for a water purification chip.}"
    Katja: "{119}{}{A water purification chip? Sorry, don't know anything about that. Don't see much of that kind of tech here in the Boneyards, except maybe the stuff Miles works on.}"