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raceHuman, Caucasian
affiliationReilly's Rangers
roleMercenary leader
locationUnderworld (The Chop Shop)
Ranger compound
familyButcher - Boyfriend
appearancesFallout 3
questsReilly's Rangers
Geomapping with Reilly
base SPECIAL5 ST, 7 PE, 6 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 6 AG, 4 LK
modified SPECIAL5 ST, 7 PE, 7 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 7 AG, 4 LK (Underworld)
5 ST, 7 PE, 6 EN, 4 CH, 3 IN, 6 AG, 5 LK (Ranger compound)
derived statsHit Points: 150 → 275 → 365 (Broken Steel only)
Carry Weight: 200 lbs
Critical Chance: 4%
Unarmed Damage: +1.3
Poison Resistance: 25%
Radiation Resistance: 10%
tag skillsBig Guns: 70 → 100
Energy Weapons: 72 → 100
Small Guns: 70 → 100
level10 → 35 → 53 (Broken Steel only) (1.75 times current player level)
voice actorShari Elliker
base id000156f1
ref id0002a9fc
dialogue fileRRReilly.txt

All of them have been with me for years, I will trust any of them with my life.

— Reilly referring to Reilly's Rangers

Reilly is the leader of a small mercenary band known as Reilly's Rangers in 2277.


Reilly was born in 2247. Growing up in the ruins of Washington D.C. without parents, Reilly encountered a military man who took her in and taught her everything there was to know about combat, tactics and survival. When he died 12 years later, she carried his body all the way to Arlington Cemetery, and gave him the best military burial she could. In 2273, at age 26, she founded Reilly's Rangers and began a massive mapping exercise of the Capital Wasteland. Currently, she has suffered severe wounds and is in a coma in the ghoul stronghold of Underworld.[1]

Before she meets the Lone Wanderer, her team was held up near Vernon Square by a large pack of super mutants where she was injured and nearly killed when she attempted to escape. Reilly keeps notes of her teammates in her terminal which are written as reports. According to her computer files, she and Butcher are in a complicated relationship, which she worries may jeopardize their professional relationship. In her terminal log about Donovan, she mentions having a contact in the Brotherhood of Steel.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
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Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • If you constantly pick the meanest (bottom) speech option when first talking to her, Reilly gets mad and will never talk to you again.
  • Depending on how you wake her up, Reilly's legs are crippled and can be seen limping if you use your medical skill to wake her up. But she will look like normal if you pass Doctor Barrows' speech check to wake her up.

Other interactionsEdit

  • If asked why there are so many mutants in the area she tells you that Brick thinks that there is something in the area they're looking for. As you discover, they are searching for human abductees to expose to the F.E.V., which they use to make more super mutants.
  • If you have the Gun Nut perk you get a speech option to say that you've heard of Reilly Rangers before, and that they pack serious firepower. This has no other effect but variance.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brahmin-skin outfit*
Ranger battle armor
10mm submachine gun

*Only when she is in Underworld.


  • There are a few inconsistencies between Reilly's dialogue and her notes. If you ask about Talon Company, Reilly will tell about an encounter with them in which Brick, the team's Heavy Weapons specialist, almost fought with a detachment of them; where as in her report on Brick, Reilly states that Brick did indeed fire on (and nearly massacre) them. It is probable that these were separate encounters with the Talon Company, hence the differing outcomes. She also states that Theo, the ranger lost in the Statesman Hotel, was a full ranger, whereas his contract is marked in her notes as "probationary". It is possible however, that Theo was promoted after, or immediately before, his death and Reilly didn't yet write it in her log.
  • Do not anger Reilly at all on the occasion where you get the quest. If the Lone Wanderer does, then go and start the quest another way, she and her rangers will become hostile. However, the Underworld residents will not become hostile to the him/her and will attack Reilly.
  • Reilly was probably born in February 2247, going by the password to Ranger Compound being Reilly0247.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "All of them have been with me for years, I will trust any of them with my life." - Reilly referring to Reilly's Rangers
  • "I'm very impressed at your skill. I don't think I've come across someone quite like you in the ruins. I suppose I owe you a debt, and I intend to pay it in kind. I'm sure you're more interested in your reward than listening to me talk, so let me get right to it."
  • "Thanks. You're sweet to try and make me feel better about everything. I just hope that I can get back to mapping the ruins soon. I have a lot of contacts that are demanding I finish."
  • "Wow. You sound like one of the guys from Talon Company. Ruthless bastard, aren't you? You can act badass all day, doesn't phase me. You're chicken shit compared to some of the guys I've dealt with.To answer your question, yeah, I got your damn reward. Now, how about that debrief?"
  • "Losing a bit of the merc edge, eh? Don't get soft on me now!"


Reilly appears only in Fallout 3.


  • pcIcon pcSometimes Reilly, when in Underworld's hospital, gets stuck in a dialogue with no exit options. This seems to occur when you listen to her quest suggestion Reilly's Rangers, choose to think about it and return later, but the quest already appears on your Pip-Boy and states "Find Reilly in Underworld". Carrying out a quick save before talking to her is recommended. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc If you have the Gauss rifle, and you remain hidden, in Underworld's hospital, then shoot Reilly while she is still unconscious, she will fall off the bed and stand up, but you wont be able to talk to her, though you are able to revive her with the required 60 Medicine. [verified]


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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