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Lars Taggart
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationBrotherhood of Steel (Mojave chapter)
RankHead Scribe
LocationHidden Valley Bunker, L2, Hidden Valley bunker
Dialogue FileLars Taggart's dialogue
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelp friends and allies
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHealth: 70
Tag SkillsVaultDweller
Editor IDLarsTaggart
Base ID000e2f83Ref ID000e2f89
Editor FactionsBrotherhoodSteelFaction
ActorYuri Lowenthal

I suppose it's too much to ask that jarhead Ramos to keep outsiders away from my research.

Head Scribe Lars[1] Taggart is the figurehead Scribe chief of the Mojave chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel at the Hidden Valley Bunker in Fallout: New Vegas.


As the Head Scribe, Taggart is supposed to be in charge of all the Scribe activities in the bunker, including overseeing research, cataloging data, processing recovered technology, and so on and so forth. However, he consistently neglects his duties, forcing Senior Scribe Schuler to pick up the slack.[2] Despite her insistence and repeated complaints to the Elder, Taggart remains at his post, fiddling with and coding new virtual reality simulations,[3] aided by his protege, Melissa Watkins, ensuring that every one of the Brotherhood members has spent a minimum of 5 hours a week in training simulations.[4] He was also supposed to be responsible for the "abort self-destruct sequence" of the Hidden Valley bunker systems, but never got around to implementing it.[5]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character provides miscellaneous services.

Taggart carries one of three keycards required to blow up the Hidden Valley bunker


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Brotherhood scribe robe
Assault carbine icon.png
10mm pistol
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Carried items
Head Scribe's Keycard
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Drops on death
No additional items


Lars Taggart appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. First name mentioned in the G.E.C.K. editor
  2. Hidden Valley bunker terminals; Terminal, Journal Entry 261
  3. The Courier: "Did you make the training VR yourself?"
    Lars Taggart: "Not far from it. When we reclaimed this bunker, I found a number of VR tapes. Most were corrupted, but a few programs still ran. Using those as my foundation, I was able to code the training VR, as well as other applications."
    (Lars Taggart's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Do all of the brothers use this equipment?"
    Lars Taggart: "Everyone in the base has to spend a minimum of five hours a week running tactical simulations, but outside that, interest is scarce. It wasn't always this way. When we first moved into the bunker, everyone was so excited that the VR systems were intact. Over time, though, my fellows have become listless and less entertained by the wonders of the technology around us. That's why Apprentice Watkins is such a joy to work with. Her unbridled enthusiasm for virtual combat is unparalleled."
    (Lars Taggart's dialogue)
  5. Hidden Valley bunker terminals; Self-destruct Terminal, Abort self-destruct sequence