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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationLyons' Brotherhood of Steel
RoleProctor of the Order of the Sword
RankHigh Scribe[1]
LocationThe Citadel
Dialogue FilePeabody's dialogue
SPECIALStrength: 3
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 4
Luck: 6
Derived StatsHit Points: 55 Broken SteelGametitle-FO3 BS.png
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance: 6
Melee damage: 1
Unarmed damage: 1.15
Damage resistance: 0
Poison resistance: 15
Radiation resistance: 6
Tag SkillsScribe
Medicine: 68
Science: 68
Speech: 66
Base ID000156edRef ID000210e5
ActorGregory Gorton

You name it, I've helped someone kill it.

— An excerpt of High Scribe Peabody commenting on his expertise., Fallout 3

High Scribe[1] Peabody is the Proctor of the Order of the Sword, in charge of the Armory for the chapter in Fallout 3.


As Proctor of the Order of the Sword he is head of the Armory, in charge of maintaining and maintenance, research and development of all the chapter's various weapons systems.[2] A weapons expert extraordinaire,[3] he is already modifying the current armaments of the Brothers to counter the new threat of the "black devil Power Armor" that the Enclave are wielding.[4] He also used his expertise on helping repair Liberty Prime's weapon systems.[5]

Although he has little respect for the Knights,[6] he loves "field work" (unlike Head Scribe Rothchild) and often wishes he could go on combat missions with the them and Paladins. He honestly believes that it is the Scribes who make the Brotherhood what it is.[5][6]

Daily schedule

He is in the armory in the Citadel laboratory most of the day.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
This character can repair items. Repair cap: 51


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Scribe robe
Assault carbine icon.png
10mm pistol
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Carried items
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "The Elder sent word of your arrival. I am Scribe Peabody. Welcome, et. cetera... Now, I'm really very busy. Is there something you needed?"


Peabody appears only in Fallout 3.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Broken Steel does not update Peabody's dialogue to reflect the player's new status as a member of the Brotherhood.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Although only referred to as "Scribe Peabody" in game and in the Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition, he reports to the Head Scribe and outranks all the generic Scribes of the chapter. Therefore, he is a High Scribe of the chapter.
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "And the Orders are..."
    Peabody: "Order of the Sword, Order of the Shield, Order of the Quill. Weapons, defenses, and research. Respectively."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Let me guess. You belong the Order of the..."
    Peabody: "Sword! Of course! Weapons, my boy/girl! You name it, I've helped someone kill it. I'm the Proctor of the Order of the Sword, you see. Weapons research, development and maintenance all my responsibility."
    (Peabody's dialogue)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "Do you think you could repair my equipment?"
    Peabody: "Ha! With my eyes closed! And I will, too. But it will cost you... outsider. Oh, very well. But make haste!"
    (Peabody's dialogue)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "So... Any thoughts on the Enclave?"
    Peabody: "So they have Plasma weapons! Bah! It's strong technology, I'll give you that, but limited in modability. I've already started removing the compensators on our laser weapons to cut through the black devil Power Armor of theirs. We'll drop them like any other meat, don't you worry."
    (Peabody's dialogue)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.95: "Scribe Peabody
    Scribe Peabody is the Brotherhood scribe assigned to the Armory. He's a weapons expert and is in charge of maintaining and repairing all the Brotherhood's various firearms, energy weapons, big guns, and anything else that shoots and kills people. He also helped repair Liberty Prime's weapon systems. Unlike Scribe Rothchild, he loves "field work" and often wishes he could go on combat missions with the Brotherhood Knights and Paladins."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Lone Wanderer: "Can you tell me something about the Scribes?"
    Peabody: "Indeed I can! Pay no heed to those headstrong Knights, with their pop guns and bravado. It is the Scribes, the Scribes who make the Brotherhood what is truly is! The brawn is useless without the brain, hmm? He he he. Each Order of Scribes is dedicated to a unique field. All equally important. All more important than those dim-witted grunts."
    (Peabody's dialogue)