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Herbert Dashwood
race: Human, Caucasian
affiliation: Tenpenny Tower
The Railroad
role: Retired adventurer
location: Tenpenny Tower
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: Tenpenny Tower (quest)
A Manhandled Manservant
SPECIAL: 6ST, 5PE, 4EN, 4CH, 4IN, 6AG, 4LK
base id: 000156DF
ref id: 00017A11

Herbert Dashwood, nicknamed "Daring", is a retired adventurer residing in Tenpenny Tower in 2277.



His adventures earned him great prestige and acclaim, to the extent that Galaxy News Radio hosts radio dramas based on his exploits. In the dramas, Dashwood is portrayed as little more than a mouth while his 'stalwart Ghoul manservant' Argyle does all the work and fighting.

It is hinted that although Argyle really did save Dashwood's life more times than Dashwood did his (Dashwood himself admits this in his journals), Dashwood was still a capable fighter and adventurer. Their adventures ended when Dashwood was seduced by Penelope Chase into leading her to the secret underground society of Rockopolis of which only Dashwood and Argyle knew. Despite Argyle's warnings, Dashwood took her there where she revealed she was a double agent for the Slavers of Paradise Falls. Argyle quickly ripped her heart out before she could kill Dashwood, but it was too late to stop the Slavers from attacking the underground society. In the confusion, Dashwood and Argyle were separated. Dashwood never saw Argyle again but refuses to believe he died, believing he's 'still out there somewhere'.

Dashwood then retired to Tenpenny Tower.

Daily schedule

Herbert will walk around Tenpenny tower and occasionally play a joke on Cheng by screwing with his terminal.

Interactions with the player character


Unmarked Quest: A Manhandled Manservant

If you found Argyle's body you can tell Dashwood of him and he will give you a key to his safe which has some good loot.

Quest: Tenpenny Tower

While you are looking for the Maintenance Tunnel Key, he implies you should steal it from him as a game. If you do try to steal it and fail, he goes hostile in the usual way. Just ask him to give you the key, whereupon he will tell you that you are no fun.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Dirty Pre-War Relaxedwear Combat Shotgun
AEP7 Laser Pistol
Dashwood's Safe Key -

Terminal entries

See Herbert Dashwood's terminal.


  • All episodes of The Adventures of Herbert "Daring" Dashwood and his Stalwart Ghoul Manservant, Argyle, can be heard here.
  • Daring was elected "Honorary Ghoul" of Underworld.
  • In Italian and Spanish language version of Fallout 3, Dashwood is speaking French.
  • He has recently taken a mistress, Tenpenny's own Susan Lancaster, and can be heard teasing her about their shared "stealthy hunts."


Herbert Dashwood appears only in Fallout 3.


  • Sometimes Herbert continues dialog thanking the PC for helping the ghouls and opening the minds of the Tenpenny residents, even if the ghouls are killed. Further dialog options to gain access to the safe are still not available however.
  • If the ghouls are allowed to take over, Dashwood and sometimes others may survive the attack and resume life in the ghoul-occupied tower. (confirmed Xbox 360, PS3)
Tenpenny Tower

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