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Shadow of Steel
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Quest data
LocationCambridge police station
The Prydwen
Given ByPaladin Danse
Reward350 XP
Randomized power armor set
Paladin Danse as a permanent companion
Editor IDBoS201
Base ID0002bf21
Related quests
Semper Invicta
leads to:
Tour of Duty

Shadow of Steel is a quest that can be obtained within the Commonwealth, in Fallout 4.


With the Brotherhood of Steel officially having moved into the Commonwealth, its on-site leaders are looking to set the score, and begin obtaining strategic assets towards the soon-to-be war efforts.


  1. After completing Paladin Danse's prior mission, and having witnessed the arrival of the Prydwen, Danse will invite his newest initiate to join him on the airship and meet their elder.
  2. Meet Danse at the nearby Vertibird on the roof of the police station, which will take the party immediately to the Prydwen, where upon docking, the Sole Survivor will be introduced to Lancer-Captain Kells, who is in personal command of the Prydwen when Elder Maxson himself is not on board.
  3. Kells will order for the party to attend the address that Elder Maxson will be holding for his troops on the flight deck. Afterwards, the Sole Survivor will need to personally speak to the elder himself.
  4. After introductions have been made, Elder Maxson will recognize the Sole Survivor's efforts in helping Paladin Danse and the rest of his recon team, and in return, will bestow the rank of knight upon the brotherhood's most recent initiate, effectively setting the stage for future advances into the Commonwealth under the BoS banner.
  5. Meet Danse in the mess hall area on the Main Deck of the Prydwen and speak with him.

Quest stages

Listen to Military Frequency AF95 After observing a huge Brotherhood of Steel airship pass overhead, my Pip-Boy radio is receiving a transmission. I should listen to it for further instructions.
Report to Paladin Danse
Board the Vertibird Now that the Brotherhood of Steel's reinforcements have arrived, Paladin Danse has ordered me to accompany him up to their flagship, the "Prydwen."
Attend the debriefing
Speak to Lancer-Captain Kells
Attend Elder Maxson's Address The Prydwen's captain, Lancer-Captain Kells, has ordered me to attend an address being given by Elder Maxson, the supreme commander of the Brotherhood of Steel.
Speak to Elder Maxson
Report to Paladin Danse Elder Maxson has promoted to the rank of Knight and awarded a full suit of Power Armor which I can find on the Prydwen's Main Deck.


  • After completing this quest, the Sole Survivor will have immediate access to a free set of power armor near Proctor Teagan. Depending on the Sole Survivor's current level, the power armor can range from being a set of t-45, t-51, or even a set of t-60; all of which are adorned with the BoS knight paint mod.
  • Once the rank of knight has been bestowed upon the Sole Survivor, Paladin Danse will become a permanent companion.
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