Nadia grew up in a rough urban area with no parents and few friends, stealing and foraging for money and food. She's always been clever - cunning and skill saved her life more than once, growing up amongst thieves, murderers, and worse. One day a troop of Brotherhood soldiers came to town, cleaned out the trash, fed the hungry, and built amazing weapons from seemingly useless parts. When they left, Nadia followed them and requested to join the Brotherhood of Steel. They have given her a challenge, an Initiation to determine whether or not she is worthy of joining their ranks. As a soldier, she understands tactics as well as the highest ranking officer, but is much more apt to bend the rules.