“I'm Joseph, and as the oldest kid in Lamplight, I'm pretty much a teacher by default. I also try to keep the kids clean and fresh-faced.”
Joseph is the brother of Penny and the teacher of Little Lamplight in Fallout 3.
The brother of Penny, 15-year-old Joseph is the oldest kid in town, teaching the younger children.[Pub 1] He holds classes every morning, his curriculum includes reading and mathematics, as well as fighting, shooting, and survival classes. He is knowledgeable about the history of Little Lamplight.
“At 15, Joseph is the oldest resident of Little Lamplight. Perhaps as a result of his age (or the fact that he’ll have to leave soon), he has taken it upon himself to hold classes to educate other Lamplighters, covering whatever he feels they need to know (or whatever they show interest in). When not occupied teaching, he spends his time working on his computer or reading old textbooks that were long ago scavenged from Vault 87.”— Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census
Joseph appears in Fallout 3.
- Rescue from Paradise, Joseph will still act as though you saved her despite the fact that she remains in Paradise Falls indefinitely. [verified]
If one convinces the other two children to leave Penny behind during
- Eclair's cafe it is possible for Joseph to fall in the water when he leads you to the terminal. This can be solved by leaving Little Lamplight, waiting 24 hours, and returning. [verified] If one talks to Joseph about turning on the terminal while in the room containing
- ↑ Lone Wanderer: "Mayor MacCready let me in for rescuing those kids."
Joseph: "That was you? Well, my most sincere thanks, then. You brought my sister Penny back to me, and I couldn't ask more than that. I'm Joseph, and if there's ever anything I can do for you here, just name it! As the oldest kid in town, I spend most of my time teaching, but I do what I can to keep the kids clean and fresh-faced. Say, if you're ever looking for a haircut, I'd be glad to offer my services. You only have to ask!"
- ↑ Lone Wanderer: "Could you tell me about this class?"
Joseph: "I hold open classes every morning for anyone who's got an interest in learning about a subject. Obviously, voluntary attendance is usually low, so I keep myself busy here and there. You're welcome to sit in, of course. Would you like to hear our history? It's something of a favorite with the students."
- ↑ Lone Wanderer: "What sort of education do the kids get in here?"
Joseph: "Well, back at the start, all the children had were the notes from the grown-ups that hadn't left yet, and a few books on caves from the store. But after finding the vault, a few scavengers brought back holotapes for basic schooling. Reading, basic math, encyclopedias, that sort of thing. We don't get many books anymore from the scav team, but I make sure to keep my own notes on the computer for whoever takes over after I leave."
- ↑ Lone Wanderer: "What do you teach the kids?"
Joseph: "Mostly, whatever they want to learn. We don't have strict classes or anything down here. But it does mean they're interested in what I'm teaching. But everyone learns the basics of fighting and shooting and survival - we've all got obvious reasons to be interested in that."
- ↑ Lone Wanderer: "Can I hear how Little Lamplight got started?"
Joseph: "Okay. Sit back, and I'll retell the history of our fine town to the entire class."
- ↑ Joseph: "Long ago, children and grown-ups tried to live in peace. They protected us when we were young, and we helped them when they grew old, and the world was good. But it could never last. Three classes of us were on a field trip to the Lamplight Caverns when they destroyed the world. And some of them were trapped here with us. Some of the adults left for help. They never came back to us. Some of the adults were too clumsy for the caverns. They became bones in the rocks. Some of the adults stayed with us. They did terrible things. But we learned how to help ourselves, how to survive in the caves, and how to kill monsters. And then there were no adults left. Now, we're safe to play and enjoy the caverns, away from the world the mungos destroyed. And there's only one rule we have to follow: we have to leave before we become grown-ups. That way, we don't risk destroying our world like they did. It means we leave our friends behind, but we can meet again in the outside. And it means our home and friends stay safe in Little Lamplight. This is how Little Lamplight has survived since the war, and how we will survive until the world is rebuilt."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 79: Joseph
"At 15, Joseph is the oldest resident of Little Lamplight. Perhaps as a result of his age (or the fact that he'll have to leave soon), he has taken it upon himself to hold classes to educate other Lamplighters, covering whatever he feels they need to know (or whatever they show interest in). When not occupied teaching, he spends his time working on his computer or reading old textbooks that were long ago scavenged from Vault 87."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide/Wasteland Census)