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Arthur Maxson
race: Human, Caucasian
gender: Male
affiliation: Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel
role: Brotherhood of Steel Squire
location: The Citadel
family: Jonathan Maxson - father
Jessica Maxson - mother
Roger Maxson - ancestor
Maxson II - ancestor
John Maxson - ancestor
Jeremy Maxson - unknown
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: none
karma: Good
SPECIAL: 5ST, 5PE, 5EN, 5CH, 5IN, 5AG, 5LK
base id: 000156E2
ref id: 000210E7

Arthur Maxson is the last descendant of the Maxson dynasty in the year 2277, the founders and traditional leaders of the Brotherhood of Steel.



He was born in 2267 to Jonathan and Jessica who are both deceased by 2277. Jessica sent him to the east[1] to be raised under the supervision of Elder Owyn Lyons, and soon became a Squire. Due to internal conflicts in the Brotherhood of Steel this move was thought to increase his personal safety; he is considered to be safer in the Citadel than in the Brotherhood's homelands, even though it is located in enemy territory.

From his computer (which you can hack without Karma penalties), you can find that he writes stories, has a crush on Sarah Lyons (because she taught him to kill a man by stabbing the man in the kidneys), and that there is a Guns and Bullets magazine underneath a bed in the den.

Also, if you talk to him and ask, "Do they make you fight?" He will say that he accidentally shot Sarah Lyons and says, "It was just a flesh wound".

Daily schedule

He can usually be found in the Citadel's B-Ring where his room (and personal terminal) is located.

Interactions with the player character

Other then being able to be talked to by the PC he serves no other purpose.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Junior Officer Outfit - Whiskey -


  • You might witness him snatch a whiskey off of Elder Lyons desk which can then be found in his inventory.


Squire Arthur Maxson appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • Arthur Maxson is likely a recreation of Arthur Pendragon (King Arthur). He is the rightful heir to the Brotherhood of Steel, but has been sent to live with a foster father for his safety. His Kingdom is divided and the factions cannot agree upon a leader. Arthur Maxson is being trained in the ideal of might for right, which his Kingdom has never followed.
  • If you talk to him and ask, "Do they make you fight?" He will say that he accidentally shot Sarah Lyons and says, "It was just a flesh wound", a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
The Citadel

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