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This is a list of the characters in the roleplay Fallout: Great White North.

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Ouyang Jié

A fit young man of Sino-Unangan parentage who grew up in one of the first post-apocalyptic villages established in the ruins of the United States. He idolized his grandfather Wei, who led their village years after he and his son Yong deserted the Chinese offensive in Alaska.

  • Backstory: Jié grew up in the village his grandfather and father established at a spy shelter near the Canadian border. As a child he was fascinated by the journals left behind by his grandfather, who had supposedly died before Jié was born. When he was of age, he learned that his grandfather was in fact alive in a ghoulified state, and thus Jié set off Canada to meet his hero.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Has the capacity to pull this off with his knowledge of both Mandarin and English.
  • Dangerous Deserter: Ouyang Wei and Ouyang Yong abandoned the Chinese army after morale hit a breaking point.
  • Token Minority: Jié is the only non-caucasian member of the caravan survivors.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Departed the group not long after they exited the Vault.

Christopher Guttenberg

A doctor from Vault 22 near Seattle, Washington. He wishes to find his brother, who was in Alaska at the time the bombs fell.

  • Backstory: Christopher grew up in Seattle, Washington, with his father, Michael, a prestigious doctor and his older brother, Seb. The Great War occurred when he was only 12 years old and he and his father managed to secure themselves a place in one of the vaults, Vault 5 (a control group vault). His brother was away at college in Alaska when the bombs dropped, and Christopher was never able to find out if he survived.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Chris is a soft-spoken doctor with a purple belt in karate.
  • Combat Medic: One of his tag skills is medicine.


A Canadian freedom fighter. Little is known about him besides his pragmatic attitude.

  • Backstory: Largely unknown. Richard has some apparent military training, and was fighting for Canadian liberation before the beginning of the roleplay.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's distant and very practical, but shows some concern for Tabitha and her willingness to venture out into the wastes.
  • Violence Really Is the Answer

Lucas McWhite

A doctor from Vault 18. A wide-eyed idealist who believes in the best in humanity despite the atomic devastation that toppled the United States, Lucas travels with the group to repay Vault 115 for saving his life and to keep them alive.

  • Backstory: Born in New Orleans to a runaway bride and her jilted would-be fiancee, but was raised in Evansville, Illinois by his mother and his new doctor-stepfather. Had 3 half-brothers and was thus allowed into Vault 18 which only accepted families with at least four children to induce overpopulation. When the overseer went mad and used his security robots to cull the population back to sustainable levels. Lucas survived the attack and left the vault with the other survivors soon after, and went his own way a few years later.
  • Being Good Sucks: Despite his best efforts to aid the disease-prone residents of his vault, he lost his mother and stepfather in the robot attack and lost contact with his brothers after leaving, and misses them greatly.
  • Combat Medic: His reason for signing on with the caravan in the first place.
  • Declaration of Protection: Luke has silently sworn himself to aid the survivors of the caravan attack in their efforts to aid Vault 115, particularly young Tabitha.
  • Meaningful Name: Luke is named after St. Luke, the patron saint of doctors.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Luke takes his Hippocratic oath very seriously and dreads the thought of ending the life of another human being.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He is ultimately convinced that humanity can work together and recover in the post-apocalyptic world.


A ghoul who previously served in the United States Army before the bombs fell. He was unfortunately caught in the radiation and was ghoulified while the rest of his squad died of radiation poisoning.

  • Backstory: Lodds joined the military mostly because he felt it was his only choice. He ended up enjoying it a great deal and was trained to be a scout. He was assigned to riot duty during the last days of the United States, and went on doing odd jobs to support himself post-ghoulification.
  • Fake Nationality: While being an American, his author's English nationality regularly shines through in his speech and thought patterns.
  • Last-Name Basis: He has never divulged his first name to any other character, although it is actually Malcolm.
  • Made of Iron: Survived military training and service, ghoulification, and years in the wasteland, and is still kicking.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Subverted. Ghouls are effectively immortal, but because the story takes place so soon after the bombs have fallen, this isn't yet widely known. Lodds is only 49.
  • Scars Are Forever: After losing his right ear, he had the hole filled with metal. Eventually the metal corroded and fell out, leaving him with a prominent hole in the side of his head.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Lodds still wears his US Army combat armor despite years of wear and tear.
  • Sole Survivor

Lester Sawchuck

Like Richard, he of anti-American resistance pre-war, who survived for a while in rad-proof cabin in mid-BC wilderness. All his friends and family died over time. He wound up in Samson's Bay and has been living there for the last 17 years.

  • Backstory: Born to a Ukranian-Canadian family in British Columbia. His dreams of becoming a professional athlete were shattered when the American occupation occurred, so he joined the resistance movement and took up residence in a makeshift Fallout shelter before the bombs hit.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Fought for his country in the wake of American occupation.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: He wears a toque with the Canadian flag on it, which is his only item remaining from before the war.
  • Weapon of Choice: His trusty hatchet.

Tabitha West

A young girl who was a passenger on the attacked caravan with her parents, on their way to a safer place to call home. She unfortunately lost her parents in the attack and has adamantly insisted that she come with the group to avenge her parents.

  • Backstory: Tabitha was born well after the great war to Adam and Amanda West. Adam, a butcher by trade, was able to provide for his family by helping traders make the most of their livestock. Tabitha's mother, Amanda, knew how to sew pretty well, and was able to use her services to trade for small goods and services. Tabitha was home schooled by her mother, who taught her how to sew, and sing. The Wests heard there was a safer place for their daughter at Elk Lake, especially with the military base being there, so they took the chance and joined the caravan.
  • Best Served Cold: Her motivation for joining the group leaving Vault 115.
  • Break the Cutie
  • Disappeared Dad: Her mother's fate was explicitly stated, but her father's fate is ambiguous. He is presumed to be dead.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She gets along well with Luke and Ron, who are 21 and 12 years her senior, respectively.
  • You Killed My Father: And her mother.

Reese Byrne

A former garbage burner hailing from Vault 116. A slacker by nature, Reese was conscripted into an exploration party by his Overseer and ended up as the only survivor of a raider attack. He swore himself to his own brand of wasteland justice afterwards.

  • Backstory: Reese was 8 years old when the wrath of men and nuclear fire consumed the Earth. Born as an only child to Aaron and Gwen Byrne in Vancouver, Reese's parents managed to reserve a spot in Vault 116, on the condition that one member of their family was to stay behind. Another one of Vault-Tec's bullshit social experiments, of course. In the end, Aaron stayed behind and perished as the missiles rained down.
  • The Slacker: Before becoming a vigilante.
  • Sole Survivor: After the raider attack.
  • Vigilante Man

Ronja "Ron-Ron" Jensdóttir

Born in the year of the Great War to migrant Icelandic parents, Ron was swapped with the baby of the director of the hospital where she was born by her mother, so that she might have a better life. The director became the Overseer of Vault 7, where Ron was raised.

  • Action Girl
  • Backstory: Angry towards her biological parents and rebellious towards her adoptive ones, Ron spent her time sneaking about the vault and picking fights with the other vault youths. After a brawl ended in the death of a boy who lived in the vault, she was kicked out into the outside world.
  • Berserk Button: Calling her anything but Ron is likely to result in a fistfight.
  • Demolitions Expert: Has explosives as a tag skill, and prefers to blow things up instead of shooting them.
  • The Nicknamer: She never calls people by their actual names, though the names she does call them usually vary.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: See above.
  • The Scrapper: She enjoys punching people.
  • Switched at Birth

Sylvia Goodcrow

A medic from the American compound at Elk Lake. The only PC that was not on the attacked caravan, she stumbled upon Jie during his flight from the rest of the group and found her way to the others not long after.

  • Backstory: Sylvia was originally born in North Dakota amongst what remained of her people, which consisted of her parents and two older brothers. They lived in a small settlement of survivors of the Great War and their children. Eventually the settlement lost their livelihoods and was forced to disband, most chose to head south but Sylvia's family headed north. They met up with others, and together the band continued until they came to the American compound of Elk lake where Sylvia and her brothers have stayed ever since. Their parents unfortunately passed due to sickness at around the same time three years ago.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Her dog, Taco.
  • Nature Lover
  • Outdoorsy Gal: Spends much of her time exploring the woods and looking for medicinal herbs.
  • Sixth Ranger: After joining, her ties to the Americans gives the group a solid reason to begin their quest there.
  • Token Minority: After the departure of Jie, Sylvia became the only non-caucasian member of the group.


    Supporting Characters 

Overseer Zharkov

Chief Franklin

Hermes the Mr. Handy


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