Old Longfellow

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You've got some grit, I'll give you that. Can't say that about most folks I know.

Old Longfellow is a man of age living in his cabin near Far Harbor, working as a hunter and bodyguard in 2287. He is also a possible companion to the Sole Survivor.


A native of Mount Desert island, Longfellow is old enough to remember the days when the radioactive fog covered almost the entire island. His indomitable will and fit physical structure still manage to keep up with his old age.

Old Longfellow is a seasoned hunter who can recall a fairly large portion of the region's history; from desperate struggle to prosperous hubris. Longfellow is a veritable legend in Far Harbor circles and one of the few guides capable of guiding a person safely through the fog. His age and experiences made him cynical and he hits the bottle of whiskey a bit too often in recent years.

Longfellow absolutely hates the Children of Atom. When he was a young man, he fell in love with a girl named Hannah; the feeling was mutual and the two had planned a future together. The Children of Atom attacked the pair at their hideaway deep within the fog. Left for dead, Longfellow eventually made it to civilization. It took the hunter two months of recovery from his injuries. By then it was too late for Hannah; Atom's zealots warped Hannah's mind, and turned her to their ways. The child she carried was stillborn, due to the radiation she was exposed to. She fell victim to the insane trappers that roam the island. Longfellow became an embittered shell of a man, mostly regretting the death of his child.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • While allied with the Citizens of Far Harbor
Companion: yesIcon check
  • Permanent
Perk: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check

Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • Maxed approval with Old Longfellow grants the Sole Survivor the Hunter's Wisdom perk, which reduces damage and energy resistance of animals and sea creatures by 25%.

Range of interestsEdit


Apparel Weapon Other items
Hunter's long coat Lever-action rifle -


  • Old Longfellow carries a unique lever-action rifle called Henrietta in Fallout Shelter.
  • Longfellow is a heavy drinker, often asking if the Sole Survivor can stop for a drink or, when trading, ask if he can be provided with alcohol. He will even openly state that he will celebrate his death with a final toast (if the player kills him).
  • Despite the fog driving most people insane (such as the Trappers), Longfellow seems to be quite sane and reasonable—though he often claims his limbs are stiff and his bones ache due to the exposure of the fog.
  • Longfellow openly dislikes the Children of Atom; disliking if the Sole Survivor joins them and when talking with DiMA when he talks about the possibility of there being peace with them, he openly states he would enjoy fighting them. Interestingly, he disapproves if the Sole Survivor suggests to spare or reason with Sister Gwyneth when talking to Grand Zealot Richter in The Heretic mission. This is possibly he dislikes sparing a Child of Atom, even if that is the order of another Child of Atom.
  • When Idolized, he will reveal he always wanted a son and/or daughter to teach what he has learned to them.
  • He will become hostile if Far Harbor is destroyed.
  • He is not resistant against radiation.
  • He will sometimes sing the traditional Irish songs "Wild Rover," "Molly Malone," and "Jug of Punch" when idle.
  • Sometime when picking up junk items, he will jokingly question why you'd need something 3 times older than himself. Since by the events of Far Harbor took place 210 years after the Great War, which would be around the same time the last of most pre-war junk was made, that would put Old Longfellow at around 70 years old.
  • While utilizing power armor does not negatively affect Old Longfellow's opinion of the player character as it does for Strong, he will state he's not overly fond of powered armor because "It's too damn loud to hunt in".
  • Like MacCready and Porter Gage, Old Longfellow's teeth are rotten.
  • Old Longfellow is a companion that can't be romanced by the Sole Survivor.
  • He can be killed if the player chooses to shut off the wind farm by first warning the player to leave the fuses required to open the door leading to the terminal then immediately turning hostile when the wind farm is down.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Gettin' too damn old for this runnin' around." – When asked for his thoughts
  • "Bury me... with a bottle..." – upon death
  • "Damn... I can't remember if I had my bath this week or not."
  • "Whiskey's runnin' low. Better find some more, an' soon."
  • "Ha, ha, ha, have all the dam rads you want." – If you choose to blow up the Nucleus.


Old Longfellow appears in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor and Fallout Shelter.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Old Longfellow may be a reference to the Maine-born poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose appearance was similar. The real Longfellow died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also had a wife who suffered a miscarriage.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  • Old Longfellow might disappear for no reason. To fix this use console command "xx014602.moveto player". [platforms tag needed] [verification overdue]
  • Old Longfellow may become impossible to interact with. To fix this enter the console and click on Old Longfellow and use the console command "resetAi". [platforms tag needed] [verification overdue]


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