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Piper Wright
Biography and appearance
Hair StyleElegantHair ColorWarm black
Eye ColorHazel green
AffiliationPublick Occurrences
LocationDiamond City
Publick Occurrences
FamilyNat Wright (sister)
Dialogue FilePiper Wright's dialogue
QuestsIn Sheep's Clothing
Jewel of the Commonwealth
Story of the Century
Combat StylecsCompPiper
assistanceHelps Allies
Tag SkillsZeroSPECIALclass
LevelScales with player
Editor IDCompanionPiper
Base ID00002f1eRef ID00002f1f
Editor FactionsSettlementDiamondCity
ActorCourtney Ford
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Piper Wright, Fallout 4

Piper Wright is a reporter for Publick Occurrences and a potential companion of the Sole Survivor, living in Diamond City in 2287.


A charismatic, fast-talking young woman, Piper hails from a small village deep within the Commonwealth. Her father was part of a local militia, until he wound up dead one day. His captain, Mayburn, claimed it was an accident - but she knew better. Following her own inquiries, she learned that the captain sold out to the raiders, so that the town would be easy pickings. After the mayor of her little town refused to confront the guard captain, Piper plastered the town with posters about Mayburn's dereliction of duty - and eventually, the townsfolk had enough of the captain and threw him out. Just in time, in fact, to dig in and prepare for the attack by Mayburn's raider pals. They never saw it coming.

Afterwards, she started saving up money and eventually saved enough to move to Diamond City with her sister, Nat. There, she started the Publick Occurrences newspaper, digging up the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it was. Of course, her work didn't come without its dangers. Looking for the truth, Piper was almost sacrificed to Atom (getting out of it by claiming to see a divine revelation of His glory and becoming an Acolyte), poisoned (after revealing a caravan racket driving food prices up), to getting shot at in the Survivor's company.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character is a permanent party member. They grant the Gift Of Gab perk.
This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


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Effects of the players actions

Loyalty actions
Piper likes...
Piper dislikes...
  • ...greedy actions, such as asking for more caps for quests
  • ...theft (pickpocketing and lockpicking owned containers)
  • ...intimidation and bribery
  • ...cannibalism
  • ...joining the Brotherhood of Steel
  • ...dishonesty (except when lying to the Brotherhood of Steel)
  • ...aiding The Institute
  • chems to Mama Murphy
  • ...humoring Tinker Tom's Institute paranoia when first meeting meeting him
  • ...killing or releasing Lorenzo Cabot at the conclusion of The Secret of Cabot House
Piper loves...
Piper hates...
  • ...the Sole Survivor flirting with other characters when romancing and traveling together
  • ...cold blooded murder
  • ...destroying The Railroad
  • ...convincing Virgil to commit suicide.
  • ...executing Danse at the conclusion of Blind Betrayal.
  • ...receiving the report from Mayor McDonough during Political Leanings

Other interactions


Piper Wright's location comments
Location/Requirement Comment
Fallon's Department Store "I'd take Diamond City Market over this place any day."
Diamond City, entrance "It's big, loud, full of corrupt officials and brown-nosing citizens. But it's home."
Goodneighbor, entrance "Goodneighbor, huh? You lookin' to get stoned or stabbed?"
Combat Zone, exterior "Ah, the Combat Zone. No finer place to get murdered in all the Commonwealth."
Boston Airport, before the barricades "The mystery. The intrigue. The airport."
Boston Airport, before the barricades after the Brotherhood of Steel arrive "Cold steel, angry scowls, lousy hair cuts. All the touches I've come to expect from the Brotherhood."
Cabot House, exterior by the shrubbery "Place gives me the creeps."
Parsons State Insane Asylum, entrance foyer on the rug just past the front door; during the quest The Secret of Cabot House. "Parsons. Even the name sounds vaguely macabre."
Jamaica Plain, northwest road entrance, by the diner "Jamaica Plain, huh? We gonna look for the treasure? Personally, I always worried it was some metaphorical crap. "The real treasure is you." Pfft."
Vault 81, entrance walkway "Vault 81. Have I got some questions for the folks down here..."
[[]] "I guess they really don't build 'em like they used to. How is this still here?"
[[]] "Blue, folks in Libertalia really don't take too kindly to... anyone, honestly."
[[]] "Here's hoping the elevator's in good shape."
[[]] "They sure built some weird stuff in your day, didn't they, Blue?"
[[]] "Been a long time since the Minutemen lost this place. The years haven't been good to it."
[[]] "Now everyone in the Commonwealth will know, the Minutemen are back."
Covenant, gate exterior "Always thought something was a bit... off, about Covenant. I mean, what good's an entry exam against Raiders?"
Bunker Hill, base of stairs to the monument - before the gate "All routes and rumors lead to Bunker Hill."
Cave (Super Duper Mart), after entering the parking garage "No sign of Ghouls in here. We must be getting close."
[[]] "God. Looks like no one's been in here for years."
Sentinel site Prescott, bomb storage room entrance "They destroyed the world and still had all this left over?"
Sentinel site Prescott, gantry just inside the main entrance "Oh my god. Are those... nukes?"
Sentinel site Prescott, exterior entrance "Is, is that a tomb?"
[[]] "Death by nuclear car isn't how I want to go."
Ticonderoga, penthouse foyer "I always pictured the Railroad slinking through sewers. This I could get used to."
Old North Church, catacombs "How far down you think these go?"
Old North Church, nave "Real shame to see a place like this neglected."
[[]] "Air seem cleaner up here?"
[[]] "That's a whole lot of building."
Hubris Comics, shop floor "You see any back issues of "Grognak the Barbarian?" I could use them for, uh, research purposes."
Hubris Comics, top floor studio "Looks like we've uncovered the secret lair of the Silver Shroud."
[[]] "You know, it's kind of soothing once you go a little deaf."
[[]] "Don't get to wander around an active submarine everyday."
Yangtze-31, bridge "Oh, you've got to be kidding me." "Just one second. Need to get this all down."
Starlight Drive-In, in the projection room "Wonder how long he was living up here."
Starlight Drive-In, at the screen "No one even tried to get away. Must've been a good flick."
Wilson Atomatoys corporate HQ, Arlen Glass' office "It's like something out of a museum."
Wilson Atomatoys corporate HQ, foyer display "You gotta be kidding me. I thought these were all gone. Might come back and get you later."
Wildwood Cemetery "Reminds me of Diamond City. Rich folks up top, everyone else down below."
[[]] "I really hope all this water got treated."
West Everett Estates, backyard bunker "Well, isn't this clever."
[[]] "Quaint."
Walden Pond, just in front of said cabin. "You know the guy who owned this place wrote the book "On Civil Disobedience." Like, literally."
Milton General Hospital, basement morgue "Oh, lovely. The morgue."
Milton General Hospital, waiting foyer "I find the quality of care at this facility to be lacking. At best."
Vault 95, Overseer's office "A real shame. They still had a lot more rounds of musical chairs left."
[[]] "Wow. How much fission can one Vault need?"
Museum of Witchcraft "Blue."
Museum of Witchcraft "Blue. What the hell's up there?"
Vault 75, combat training room "This is just creepy."
Vault 75, entrance "Is that what I think it is?"
Vault 114, entrance construction "It's like where old excavators go to die."
Vault 111, cryonic stasis room "Is, is that who I think it is? You okay?"
Vault 114, exterior tunnel construction "Isn't this where Nick was trapped? I can imagine worse places to be holed up."
Trinity Church, theatrical rigging "Fancy set up for a house of worship."
Trinity Church, nursery "Goodness."
Thicket Excavations, near the waters edge; before the conclusion of the quest Pull the Plug. "Goodness. That could be hiding a lot of Mirelurks."
[[]] "This little guy's going to be real popular."
[[]] "This place is disgusting. Think I might lay off the Button from here on out. Hey, story idea."
Gwinnett Brewery, brewing floor "Do you know where your suds have been?"
[[]] "Bet it was a big disappointment when to the local drunks when found out that thing's empty."
[[]] "Huh. Never been down here. Hate to say it, but a story about the inner workings of the Combat Zone would really move some papers."
Combat Zone, front row "Animals on either side of this cage."
[[]] "So much mud."
[[]] "Don't even recognize the place without all the fish remains."
[[]] "So I guess that'd make this the dungeon, huh?"
[[]] "Blech. Sure we don't want to just let the Mirelurks keep it?"
[[]] "I have definitely had this nightmare."
Boston Common, just in front of the infantry fighting vehicle "Blue, we're walking right into Boston Common. People don't come back from here."
[[]] "These weren't here... wait, are those Brotherhood markings?"
South Boston military checkpoint "Yes, yes, we hear you."
Skylanes Flight 1981 "Can't believe the shape this thing is in."
[[]] "Is this a dump? Was this a dump?"
[[]] "How many Raiders are lost every year to safety hazards? Not enough, you ask me."
[[]] "I guess we wouldn't be lucky enough for him to just fall in one of these things, would we?"
Sandy Coves Convalescent Home, captain's room "You think these folks died in the blasts?"
Rocky Narrows Park, at the playground "Kids didn't have to worry about much back then, did they?"
[[]] "This the local guard hut or something?"
Robotics disposal ground, in front of the sentry bot "Huh. Now why hasn't anyone scavenged you?"
[[]] "Can't believe people used to vacation here. I guess folks in your day must've enjoyed a little frostbite."
Revere Beach Station, end tunnel raider encampment "Damn. Raiders. So, around? Or through?"
"Guess these folks just couldn't get along."
"How long do you think she's been here?"
Quincy ruins, Freeway stronghold bridge to roof catwalks "Oh, it's nicer from up here... I think."
Quincy ruins, southeast entrance "See scenic Quincy, home to... uh... gimme a minute..."
Boston Police rationing site, in front of the trailer kiosk "Desperate times."
[[]] "Ah, the old rusty tube museum. The highlight of any Commonwealth tour."
Poseidon Energy, generator room - the part past the raider defenses. "Surprised these haven't been harvested for parts."
[[]] "You don't think those buttons will pump anything in here, right?"
[[]] "Ugh, this stuff burns my lungs."
Pickman's Gallery "Oh, are these abstra..." "Oh god."
[[]] "What, what the hell happened down here?"
Fiddler's Green Trailer Estates, entrance "All the dangers of the wilderness, all the privacy of downtown."
Neponset Park, "I mean the area's nice, but I'm not sure about the neighbors."
Natick power station "Hope none of this is still live."
[[]] "Couple coats of paint and this place'll be right as rain."
Nahant Oceanological Society, second floor "Can't believe someone hasn't put that thing out of its misery."
Nahant Oceanological Society, research laboratory "Someone was not a fan of the aquarium."
[[]] "Jesus."
Gorski Cabin, root cellar workshop "Please tell me that's not what I think it is."
[[]] "Is it just me or is this place still cleaner than the surgery in Diamond City?"
[[]] "I guess no one will miss it at this point."
[[]] "Goodness. It's almost like a little city up here."
University Point, just inside the gate "All this destruction. All the work of the Institute."
[[]] "Well, you can't beat the view."
[[]] "Couldn't even be bothered to bury them, could they?"
Mass Fusion disposal site "Well, would you look that. Such majesty."
[[]] "Well, Mass Fusion sure built 'em to last, didn't they?"
[[]] "Sure hope no one drops something while we're down here."
[[]] "Hey, at least they don't check tickets anymore. So there's that going for us."
Mahkra Fishpacking, basement store room "How can someplace smell this bad two hundred years after the fact?"
[[]] "Well, shit. You see a way out of here?"
[[]] "Wow. That does not smell sanitary."
Vault 81, observation room "Now this is creepy."
[[]] "They have wings they're not even using."
[[]] "Blue, that's Libertalia. They're not exactly known for their hospitality."
Libertalia, at the top of the main structure "Place is nicer without the Raiders. Not much, but nicer."
[[]] "Not sure this is the place to take an extended dip."
Kingsport Lighthouse, at the top beacon "What a view."
WRVR broadcast station, control room "Oh, this is where the Charles River Trio "performs." Come on, let's get out of here before they ask us to watch."
Jamaica Plain, treasure room "And now the story of a lifetime, the fabled treasure of Jamaica... Oh."
Jamaica Plain, security room "You getting the feeling we're on the right trail?"
Jalbert Brothers Disposal, at the barn with the barrels "Radiation sure did a number on these folks. Probably best if we didn't linger."
Super-Duper Mart, front counters "And now it's time for every Commonwealther's favorite game: is it still structurally sound?"
Irish Pride Industries shipyard, at the corpse of Rory Rigwell "Nasty way to go."
[[]] "It never ceases to amaze me just how horrible people can be to one another."
Cambridge crater, edge "Goodness, Blue. Do you have a deathwish? Let's get out of here."
[[]] "Think the water's deep enough to break the fall?"
[[]] "Another bastion of knowledge, lost to the ages."
Hub City Auto Wreckers, while on the crane "Where'd the Gunners get the brains to build something like this?"
Hester's Consumer Robotics, entrance: showroom floor "So, are these beyond repair or just lying in wait?"
[[]] "Never wish a death like that on anyone."
Collage Square, the square "To have been in this place in its prime."
[[]] "Good luck finding anything in here."
[[]] "Blue, I don't like this."
Fort Hagen, command center – outside the gated main room, next to the door "Place is in surprisingly good shape, considering."
Greater Mass Blood Clinic, basement storage "Warm, two-century-old bags of blood. Lovely."
[[]] "Mmm. Fresh tarberries."
Not available due to bugsRadroach.png Atom Cats' garage, unable to determine due to bugged content. Not available due to bugsRadroach.png "It's certainly the most benign use of Power Armor I've come across, that's for sure."
Gunners Plaza, cafeteria – before the staircase "Spared no expense it would seem."
Gunners Plaza, main entrance of the atrium writer's room "So many people dedicated to finding out the truth."
When walking on a mirelurk infested beach, between Reeb Marina and Gibson Point Pier. "Uh, Blue. If you're looking to commune with the Mirelurks, next time, count me out."
General Atomics factory, quality assurance test chamber "Huh. They actually tried to train Mister Handy's. Could've fooled me."
Back Alley Bowling, at the lanes "My god. They were teaching the robots to bowl? So, these were the men who doomed the world."
General Atomics galleria, at the gate "Can, can we get inside that thing?"
[[]] "What exactly was the goal of this fraternity, again?"
Fort Strong, sublevel in the room before the main mini nuke storage room. "That is a lot of death."
West Roxbury station, platform "Hello. Who got the train running?"
[[]] "Mirelurks, direct to your doorstep. Yeesh."
Federal surveillance center K-21B, gantry overlook "How far down does this place go?"
Faneuil Hall, the hall "Blech. You could nuke this place a second time and you'd still never get that smell out."
Concord civic access, main pipe room "You think we're under Concord proper yet?"
[[]] "Oh god. I have to sneeze... no, got it."
Fairline Hill Estates, at the fortified house "A silent neighborhood. A fortified homestead. This is how you start a good story... or a horror novel."
Fairline Hill Estates, at the entrance to the cul-de-sac "Something's not right. Where are the people?"
[[]] "Oh yeah. This place looks safe. How much longer do we need to stand here?"
[[]] "Inside Easy City Downs."
[[]] "Definitely a story here."
Easy City Downs, northern corner fence hole to the racetrack, next to the stands "Now this, this is funny."
East Boston Preparatory School, third floor torture chamber "Oh my god."
[[]] "Yeah, I just ate, so you go ahead."
[[]] "That is a hell of a first step."
[[]] "Wouldn't want to be the one having to clean those windows."
[[]] "This the sort of stuff you normally see in a hospital?"
[[]] "This place would give a Ghoul nightmares."
[[]] "Still prefer this to swimming across."
USS Constitution, after quest the completion of the quest Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Constitution "So, that's progress. Not a lot."
Weatherby Savings and Loan, before the completion of the quest Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Constitution "I'm confused. This didn't sail up here, right?"
D.B. Technical High School, basement – after killing Bosco or at the throne "Well, there goes any restful sleep I was planning for in the near future."
[[]] "Hope they don't mind us dropping in. Come on. It's a joke, Blue. Keep up."
Croup Manor, basement "Basement full of Ghouls. And just when I thought I'd smelled everything."
Crater House, edge of crater "What kind of nuts would want to live in a blast crater? This kind, I guess."
[[]] "I'm guessing go around is probably out of the question, huh?"
Corvega assembly plant, entrance of the assembly line room "I've seen birds land on Corvegas and go up in flames. Can't believe people used to drive these things."
Not available due to bugsRadroach.png Coast Guard Pier, either at the corner of the pier by the tower, or the center of the building. The super mutants were supposed to be wearing Coast Guard hats. Not available due to bugsRadroach.png "God, I hope they don't start singing."
[[]] "How, how does something like this even happen?"
Chestnut Hillock Reservoir "Be a nice view, if it weren't for that wreck out there."
[[]] "I've seen books used for worse."
Shaw High School, cafeteria "And I've lost my appetite."
Charles View Amphitheater "Might be a while till the next show."
[[]] "Cambridge Polymer Lab, the cutting edge of decrepit."
Cabot House, laboratory "No, this doesn't feel like a trap at all..."
Cabot House, living room "The stuff in here's older than you, Blue."
Bunker Hill, base of the monument "Worst part of being lookout in the Obelisk? Forgetting your lunch."
Breakheart Banks, at the building "Hope these folks didn't suffer. Course, knowing Super Mutants..."
Boston Public Library, hall where defenses are "So many books. I'd live in this place if it weren't for all the Mutants."
Boston Public Library, main entrance "You think there might still be real lions out there somewhere?"
Boston mayoral shelter, at the basketball court "I'll never understand the games of the past. Give me Red Menace any day of the week."
[[]] "You think they designed this place with sniper fire in mind or that was just a lucky coincidence?"
[[]] "Not easy for anyone out here."
Beantown Brewery, bottling room floor "Hell of a set-up to just get people sauced."
Fallon's Department Store (West Roxbury township), by the fountain "Was there a ban on depicting anything other than an old general, a lion, or an angry-looking naked lady back then?"
Fallon's Department Store (West Roxbury township), by the escalators "Bet this was where all the fashionable folks of Boston came in its day."
Joe's Spuckies (Southie speakeasy), speakeasy stairway "You know, if you're looking to get a drink, I can think of worse places."
The Switchboard, the foyer of the agency "Could probably spend a lifetime sorting through all this old intel."
BADTFL regional office, evidence lockup "Looks like Raider heaven in here."


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Drops on death



Piper appears in Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter as a legendary vault dweller and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.


  1. The Sole Survivor: "What's a dead drop?"
    Robert MacCready: "I had one of those once after I ate a bad batch of Cram. Spent eight hours on the can."
    Strong: "Dead things always drop."
    Hancock: "Tossing a body from a high ledge. Keep up."
    Nick Valentine: "Never read a spy novel, huh?"
    Piper Wright: "Come on, Blue. This isn't amateur hour."
    Preston Garvey: "Oh, it's a ... I'll let him explain."
    Deacon: "Ah, shit. I knew I forgot to tell you something."
    Carrington: "Oh, dear lord. A dead drop is a mailbox with a railsign on it. It's a common means of communication for us, so keep an eye out for them. When you make contact with Stockton he won't give you the time of day unless you give him the proper countersign. The current sign is, "Do you have a geiger counter?" And the counter is, "Mine is in the shop." Please tell me Deacon taught you that, at least?"
    (Robert MacCready's, Strong's, Hancock's, Nick Valentine's, Piper Wright's, Preston Garvey's, Deacon's, and Carrington's dialogue)