Ariel is a short, slender woman who wears a blue sundress. Ariel was traveling with her husband, Rand, on a caravan to the NCR when they were attacked by a band of Raiders, during which he was killed protecting her. Before she could be killed, she was saved by a pack of talking deathclaws. The deathclaws brought her and her daughter Sandy to Vault 13 where she has remained, as she feels much safer within the confines of the vault than in the wasteland.
↑Ariel: "My husband and I were travelling with a caravan on its way to the New California Republic. We wanted to start a new life for ourselves and our daughter, Sandy. Unfortunately, the caravan was attacked by raiders one night. They were incredibly brutal. They killed everyone: men, women, and children. Rand, my husband, died trying to defend Sandy and me. We were to die next when a miracle occurred." (Ariel's dialogue
↑Ariel: "I was holding Sandy behind me, trying to keep her from the monster that had shot Rand. He stood next to my husband's body and laughed at me as he aimed his gun at my head. Suddenly, this huge claw came out of the darkness, grabbed him from behind and... well, thank goodness that Sandy didn't see what happened next. Anyway, the raiders were being wiped out by this group of deathclaws. The one that saved Sandy and me stood near us and talked to me. He kept reassuring me that I was safe, and that he was sorry that he couldn't have gotten there sooner to help us. Afterwards, the deathclaws brought us here." (Ariel's dialogue