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Scribe Ibsen is a Mojave Brotherhood of Steel Scribe living in the Hidden Valley bunker in 2281.


Scribe Ibsen is a data analyst for the Brotherhood of Steel; he specializes in retrieving and storing data.

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  • Hidden Valley computer virus: The player may help out with a task involving a computer virus that has infected the system of computers in the area. When you take this task, you must isolate the virus three times, in three different terminals, or you can convince Ibsen with Science 70.
  • Still in the Dark: Ask Ibsen to allow you access to data on past elders being overthrown from their positions.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Scribe robe
Reading glasses
Laser pistol
Laser RCW
Zap glove
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When Veronica Santangelo is in your party, she'll tell him not to work too hard.


Scribe Ibsen appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 This character, Nolan McNamara, Lars Taggart and Oliver Swanick share the same tone and voice (maybe even the same file) for the farewell "Later" at the end of their dialogue. This may be considered a file misplacement, or negligency of the developers instead of a bug, since this tone would be only fitting for Oliver's situation (winning the lottery). [verified]

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