Branchtender Cypress at your service. Welcome to our little home.

Branchtender Cypress is a member of the Treeminders and guards the gate at Oasis.


Cypress was born in 2252. Although the Treeminders would love to renounce violence and weaponry, they aren't naive: Cypress is one of the main armed guardians of Oasis. He is generally found patrolling the entrance to the Oasis Caverns. Cypress is 25 years old and used to be a Wasteland adventurer. He is extremely loyal to Tree Father Birch, believing Oasis to be a holy place and Harold a god.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

He can be normally found hanging out around the gate to the caves.

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Notable quotesEdit

  • "Branchtender Cypress at your service. Welcome to our little home."
  • "I was an Outsider like yourself... wandering the world aimlessly, wasting my life trying to seek my fortune. When my eyes beheld the splendor of Oasis, I knew I'd found a holy place. Tree Father Birch allowed me to stay and I've been here ever since."
  • "Leave our homes and bodies immediately; live no longer in them, but pass over into places where you can harm no one." – during ceremony


Branchtender Cypress appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

Cypress is the common name for Cupressaceae, a family of trees. All of the human residents in Oasis have horticultural names.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide