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For the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel version, see Rhombus (Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel).
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Biography and appearance
AffiliationBrotherhood of Steel
RolePaladin leader
RankHead Paladin
Head Knight
High Elder
LocationLost Hills
Dialogue FileRHOMBUS.MSG
QuestsScout the northern wastes
SPECIALStrength: 10
Perception: 10
Endurance: 8
Charisma: 9
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 10
Luck: 8
Derived StatsHit points: 95
Armor class: 40
Action points: 10
Carry weight: 275
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 10
Sequence: 20
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 250
Normal DT/DR: 10/60%
Laser DT/DR: 10/70%
Fire DT/DR: 10/60%
Plasma DT/DR: 8/40%
Electrical DT/DR: 8/40%
EMP DT/DR: 15/50%
Explode DT/DR: 10/50%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 95%
Big Guns: 95%
Energy Weapons: 90%
Unarmed: 110%
Melee Weapons: 110%
Throwing: 75%
Proto id00000151 (Rhombus)
ActorClancy Brown
I am Rhombus, head of the Paladins. I train those willing to learn.
— Rhombus

Rhombus is the Head Paladin and Head Knight[1] of the Lost Hills chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout and became High Elder after the death of John Maxson.


A powerful presence wherever he appears, Rhombus is stern, stoic, and rather gruff. He has little tolerance for frivolity and is a very demanding teacher for those willing to learn. These qualities make him one of the finest warriors of the Brotherhood and an excellent Head Paladin.[2]

He ascended to this position after General Maxson II was killed in a skirmish with the Vipers. After John Maxson ascended to the position of High Elder, Rhombus became Head Paladin. Although he was considered a bit stiff, he was nonetheless a hell of a soldier.[3] He personally led the vicious campaign of retaliation against the Vipers, breaking their strength and pushing them out of most of California, leading to full trade relations with the Hub after the month-long campaign concluded. Apart from his duties as teacher, he also enforces the High Elder's wishes, by force, if necessary.[4]

After the death of John Maxson, Rhombus is a key figure in determining the course of the Brotherhood, establishing it as a major research and development house in New California, keeping it outside the political struggles of the region.[5]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • Rhombus is easy to offend with careless words and can have the player kicked out at moment's notice.
  • He never comes through with the promises of training.

Tell me about

Rhombus' Tell-Me-Abouts
Query Response
Army "I am not authorized to discuss that. Talk to the High Elder."
Boneyard "The Boneyard is far south. You will find only violence there."
Children of the Cathedral, Chip "I have no knowledge of such a thing."
Disks, Master "Ask Vree. She would know."
Elder "Ah, General Maxson was the finest Head Paladin ever. When he took over as High Elder, I became Head Paladin."
Hub "The Hub and the Boneyard are south, mountains are east, and desolate wasteland north. Whoever goes there never returns."
Exodus, Initiates, Merchants, War "Talk to Vree in the main library."
Knights "They are the makers of the weapons."
Missing Caravans "I do not know of that."
Paladins "You do not understand what it is to be a Paladin. Too bad."
Rhombus "That is me."
Scribes "They copy the weapon documents down and come up with new ideas. What they research, the Knights make."
Strange Army "There are rumors of a strange army gathering. I will not say more."
Talus "Talus is my second-in-command."
Vree "She is the Head Scribe. You can find her in the library."


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T-51b power armor (not lootable)
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Carried items
100x 5mm AP, 6 stimpaks
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "I am Rhombus, head of the Paladins. I train those willing to learn."
  • "Stuff? I could teach you how to fight...if you had any ability. But the High Elder decreed no training of new recruits until the threat of invasion passes."
  • "The Scribes copy the plans for the weapons, and the Knights make them. The Paladins protect the Brotherhood from harm."
  • "Many covet our technology. We have at least four attacks a week, from raiders to just people who want to steal what we have."
  • "Insolent pup. Apologize now and you'll not be hurt."
  • "You are a disgrace to the Brotherhood. I will teach you manners."



Rhombus appears in Fallout as a talking head. He also is an PC / NPC in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.


  1. Jennifer: "{217}{}{Have you talked to Rhombus? He's the Head Knight. He's just right over there in that room.}"
  2. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.101: "Rhombus: Head Paladin of the Brotherhood
    Rhombus is the head of the military arm of the Brotherhood, and a teacher of young knights. Gruff, stern, and stoic, he will tolerate no nonsense. He can be a good source of information about people within the Brotherhood"
  3. John Maxson: "{242}{Gen_56}{Rhombo's been here a long time. A bit stiff, but a helluva soldier.}"
  4. Vree: "{200}{Vree306}{He enforces the High Elder's wishes. With force, if necessary.}"
  5. Fallout endings#Brotherhood of Steel
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