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Tandi in 2161
race: Human
affiliation: Shady Sands (FO1)
New California Republic (FO2)
role: Daughter of Aradesh (FO1)
President of NCR (FO2)
location: Shady Sands (FO1)
New California Republic (FO2)
family: Aradesh - father (FO1)
Hoss - Son (FO2)
appearances: Fallout
Fallout 2
quests: Rescue Tandi from the Raiders - (FO1)
Retrieve Parts/Gain Access to Vault 15 - (FO2)
Complete Deal with NCR - (FO2)
SPECIAL: 5 ST 6 PE 6 EN 8 CH 6 IN 7 AG 8 LK (2161)
4 ST 6 PE 4 EN 9 CH 7 IN 5 AG 9 LK (2241)
dialogue file: TANDI.MSG(FO1)
Shtandi.msg (FO2)
actor: Cree Summer (FO1)
Tress MacNeille (FO2)

Tandi in 2241

Tandi was born in 2145, daughter of Aradesh. She would go on to become the single most influential individual in the entire post-War world.



Tandi was one of the most important people of the West Coast in the 23rd century. She was the daughter of Aradesh and from her early years displayed uncommon strength of character and liveliness, complementing her good looks (six feet tall with raven black hair and dark complexion). At the age of sixteen, in 2161, she met the Vault Dweller, a figure who would inspire her for years to come with their charisma and skill, exemplified by ridding Shady Sands of the radscorpion plague. The impression was only reinforced when Tandi was kidnapped by the Khans during their raid and the Vault Dweller came to her rescue.

Inspired, Tandi helped her father expand Shady Sands, laying the foundations for the New California Republic. When her father died, searching for Vault 13, she took it over and soon, the town grew substantially as she opened trade routes with Junktown and the Hub. This was something her father was loath to do, despite the obvious advantages. With a strong economy, her town soon dominated brahmin trade and eventually, the first NCR states emerged, slowly merging into one political entity, with help from the Brotherhood of Steel, which remained out of the power structure for the time being.

Tandi was declared the first President of the Republic and ever since has ruled the NCR with the Congress. She was focused on expanding the state, to bring peace and stability to the wastes. Her ideals long since replaced by pragmatism, she was not below forging a deal with New Reno to bully Vault City into joining the NCR and supplying it with their superior medical technology. Nearing 100 years of age in 2241, Tandi remained acting President, still retaining her wit and youthful fire, dementia and other ailments of the elderly seemingly failing to sink their hooks in her.

She had a son, Hoss, although she wasn't particularly proud of him.

Interactions with the player character



In the original Fallout Tandi's purpose was to bring some background information, and also tell a bit about the Deathclaw in the Hub if you could persuade her. She was also in the quest where she is kidnapped by the Khans. She is also used as a sort of joinable-NPC.

Fallout 2

In Fallout 2 Tandi's purpose was to give the quest to make a deal with the squatters of Vault 15. She also gives huge background information about the Vault Dweller, for those who haven't played Fallout 1.



Apparel Weapon Other item On death
none Knife Bottle Caps, Stimpak. all of the above

Fallout 2

Apparel Weapon Other item On death
none none 100 Gold Dollars


Tandi is a Talking Head voiced by Cree Summer in Fallout and Tress MacNeille in Fallout 2.


  • Tandi will remain in the Vault Dweller's party after being rescued until she is returned to Shady Sands. By avoiding Shady Sands after rescuing her, Tandi can serve as a 5th NPC party member alongside Dogmeat, Ian, Tycho, and Katja. However, Tandi is not really intended for use as a NPC companion, and she cannot be given any form of combat commands or orders (not even "wait here"). Her inventory also cannot be manipulated (other than by pickpocketing), and she will wield the first weapon she draws for the rest of the game (thus, for best results you should use pickpocket to remove her knife and give her a 14mm pistol as soon as she joins you).
  • An inflatable rubber sex doll named Tandi can be found in New Reno; another can be found in the building behind Sheriff Marcus in Broken Hills, and such a doll is one of three items Typhon, son of Set, requires before revealing a treasure location.


Major characters of Fallout
Major characters of Fallout 2
Shady Sands
New California Republic capital

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