Morpheus is the leader of the Children of the Cathedral around 2161.
Outwardly, Morpheus is the supreme leader of the
Children of the Cathedral. Though he adopts a pious demeanor and can sound a bit like an old-time country preacher, he does not believe that the Holy Flame, the Dark Lord, the Master is, in fact, God. Morpheus is intelligent, crafty, sly, greasy, and thoroughly evil, Ensnared by the promise of power rather than by belief, He has a short fuse and a terrible anger, which makes him an extremely dangerous individual.
Morpheus used to be a member of the
Rippers, a gang of inbreds familiar to him, but he eventually left the gang and became the leader of a doomsday cult. In 2151, he was found by the Master's spies and pledged his followers to him, forming the future core of the Children.
Morpheus lives in
the Cathedral, on the tower's highest floor. It is here that he oversees the immediate goals of the Children and holds their Communion by means of large, propaganda-esque monitors located on the main floor. He died in 2162 by the Vault Dweller's hand, either in person, or as the Cathedral was destroyed.
Interactions with the player character Edit
Interactions overview Edit
Tell me about Edit
"Adytum is the city to the northeast of us."
"My heart bleeds for them. Led down a false path. They don't know their efforts will bring only pain and suffering to their fellow beings."
"My child, you should know the Auditorium. I give my sermons there."
Base, Children, Chip, Holy Flame
"Nothing to be concerned with."
"I've no idea what you're talking about."
"The Children of the Cathedral hospitals provide the best care in all of this blasted, torn land. This care is vital to the Unity."
"He is another High Priest. He spends much of his time in the studies."
"It is he who brought me the vision of the Unity and it is he who will bring peace to this troubled land."
"I am but a humble servant of the Unity."
"The nightkin came to us a while ago. They might be hideous mutants but they are extremely loyal to the Children. As we all are."
"Nicole is the unfortunate, confused leader of the Followers of the Apocalypse."
"We are the high priests of the great Dark God. Thirteen of us are so blessed to pass his mighty words to the rest of the Children."
"Don't concern yourself with that. Only the High Priests may enter."
"The Unity is our search for a higher level of life, and unity with our fellow man."
He seems to follow the Master blindly, never questioning his superior(s) as can be told from dialogue choices.
It may be impossible to talk to Morpheus because the nearby Nightkin might turn hostile, which, by extension, also makes Morpheus hostile.
Notable quotes Edit
" Ahh...So you are the "
Vault Dweller I've been hearing about. Surprised? I have my sources. Now, I will take you as a gift to the Master. He'll be very pleased. " My heart bleeds for them. Led down a false path. They don't know their efforts will bring only pain and suffering to their fellow beings."
Vault Dweller: "I seem to have hit a nerve." Morpheus: "I do not tolerate insults. Guards!"
Vault Dweller: "I'd like to give your master a bit of information about my Vault." Morpheus: "I do not have a master, you imbecile!"
Morpheus appears only in
as a Fallout talking head. He is voiced by David Warner.
Behind the scenes Edit
Morpheus was a former member of the Rippers as mentioned in Nicole's dialog file and his combat taunts when dodging an attack. His early name was Orfeo.
His name is a reference to the principal god of dreams in Greek mythology.
His talking head was originally intended for the cut Elder of Shady Sands.
"Well, my child, it's quite dangerous to explore places where you do not belong. Where were you heading that you ended up in my private chambers?"
"Our plans? We are the messengers of evolution, my child. We follow the Master in his endless quest to heal the land and the people."
"Here's your deal. Tell me what you know, and you'll be able to walk out of here on both legs."
Fallout Official Survival Guide