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Killian Darkwater
Biography and appearance
RoleMayor of Junktown
LocationJunktown, Darkwater's General Store
FamilyDarkwater (soldier) (grandfather)
Darkwater (mayor) (father)
Dialogue FileKILLIAN.MSG
QuestsGet Gizmo's confession
Kill Killian.
Save Killian's life
Take Revenge on Gizmo
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 6
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 8
Intelligence: 6
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 65
Armor class: 25
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 5
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 300
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/30%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 55%
Big Guns: 40%
Unarmed: 84%
Melee Weapons: 74%
First Aid: 54%
Barter: 51%
Proto id00000079 (Killian Darkwater)
ActorRichard Dean Anderson
Where've you been for the last 100 years? In a closet? My father used to tell me stories about the War. His father was a soldier before starting Junktown.
— Killian

Killian Darkwater is the mayor of Junktown, and the owner of Darkwater's General Store in Fallout.


A tough, but fair leader of the little community called Junktown, Darkwater's lineage dates back to the settlement's founding by a soldier named Darkwater, after the Great War erased the chain of command. The position of mayor has stayed within the Darkwater family since then. In fact, the dog tags of Killian's grandfather are worn by the grandson as a symbol.[1]

Killian drives an honest bargain and is well liked by his trade partners and visitors to Junktown. He aims to establish Junktown as a safe haven for those who follow the law. So far, the strategy works, as Junktown is one of the major trade stops on the way towards the desolate north. Of course, Killian's insistence on his own brand of frontier justice made him clash with the less savory elements, most notably Gizmo.[2]

His affinity for other caravan traders might stem from the fact that he used to travel the circuits.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a merchant. Sells: Stimpaks, ammunition, weapons, armor, miscellaneous items.
He has a random amount of caps in inventory that resets with every game or map load.
This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Tell me about

Killian's Tell-Me-Abouts
Query Response
Cathedral "Not much to say. Doc Morbid's pretty pissed 'cause their prices are lower for medical stuff. They're on the west side."
Claw "The Death Claw? Oh, that's a bedtime story. Drinks blood and howls at the full moon. Yeah, right."
Crash "Great place to get a cheap room. Not too dirty, either. But don't mess with the owner, Marcelles, she'll pull your arms out if you smart off to her."
Darkwater, Killian "Well, that's me. Where have you been?"
Darkwater's, Darkwaters "That's my store. You need it, I got it."
Doc, Morbid "Well, Doc owns a little place in the middle of the town. Does a nice patch job if you need it. Fairly reasonable prices."
Gizmo "Gizmo owns the casino over on the east side. Named it after himself. Be very careful around him."
Gizmo's, Gizmos "Ah, Gizmo's is the casino by the entrance. I'm surprised you didn't notice it on your way in. You can usually smell the place for miles. But hey, it brings in the tourists."
Hub "Well, the Hub's the main place for trade. Anything you don't find here you'll probably find in the Hub. Not sure how safe it is nowadays, with all those strange things going on."
Khans "Well, the Khans are a bunch of bullies who live outside to the east. They've been trying to take over Junktown for as long as I can remember, but they never make it past the gates."
Lars "Oh, Lars heads up the guards here. He's a good guy. Pretty trustworthy."
Necropolis "That city's death. I sent two patrols down there and neither one of them returned."
Pit, Pitt, Skum "That's our resident bar. The food's okay, but the beer's great. The owner, Neal, takes no lip, not even from some of the Raiders that come in."
Raiders "Well, there are two kinds, the Khans and the Vipers. We usually don't get trouble from the Vipers, and a few of them actually pass through town. The Khans, though, they're a mean bunch. They think they can conquer the world, or some such crap."
Sands, Shady "Shady Sands? That's a little place up to the north. I'd like to do more trading with them."
Skulz "The Skulz are a bunch of punks who work for Gizmo. They don't cause that much trouble, but me and Lars keep an eye on them."
Strange "Well, there're some rumors coming up from the Hub. Caravans disappearing, people being butchered, even some talk of big green monsters who eat human flesh. All sorts of weird stuff."
Vinnie "Well Vinnie, he's one of the problem children. He leads a group of punks called the Skulz. Still, they pay the rent, and they haven't bothered anyone too much."
Vipers "The Vipers are a crazy bunch from up north. They worship snakes, or something."
War "Where've you been for the last 100 years? In a closet? My father used to tell me stories about the War. His father was a soldier before starting Junktown."


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Desert Eagle .44
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Carried items
3 stimpaks
20x .44 Magnum JHP
Bottle caps
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Drops on death



Killian Darkwater appears only in Fallout.


  1. Killian Darkwater: "{261}{Kill82}{Where've you been for the last 100 years? In a closet? My father used to tell me stories about the War. His father was a soldier before starting Junktown.}"
  2. OBJ DUDE.MSG: "{7700}{}{Killian is the mayor. He took over when his dad died.}"
  3. Caravan driver: "{145}{}{Well OK then! It'll pay 400 hubbucks. Which route would you prefer?}"
    Vault Dweller: "{157}{}{Junktown}"
    Caravan driver: "{167}{}{Great. Junktown ain't a bad place.}"
    "{168}{}{Oh, and stop on by Killain, and tell him 'Hi" for me. Man, the times we used to have on the caravans.}"
    "{169}{}{Hear some odd doctor is out that way. Deals in the dead, so they say.}"