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Ells isn't a thief! Ells just get's thirsty sometimes... But the bar guards beat Ells for drinking the rum. So Ells gotta go drink rum from the distillery when no one's looking... No-one else shares with Ells like you do.

Ells is a Unique Recruit. He is a fat, alcoholic, simple-minded Empire citizen with a small bounty on his head for stealing alcohol from distilleries, which can expire like all small bounties. He wanders around town, begging for food. When recruited, he has 3 bottles of cactus rum in his inventory.

He can be found in Sho-Battai, no matter what World States are affecting it. He will join the player after they give him 300 Cats. If you can't find Ells, check by the outhouses.

He has a Dumb Personality. They wear no armour.He doesn't have any lines of unique dialogue in zone entries but he does have a unique dialogue package.

Race: Greenlander

Gender: Male

Eyewitness description: 'Fat as a bughouse'

Public nuisance wanted on account of multiple bar thefts.

REWARD: c.1,000

He is incorrectly described as a Greenlander on his bounty description.


Attributes Level
Strength 1
Toughness 1
Dexterity 1
Perception 1
Weapon Skills Level
Katanas 1
Sabres 1
Hackers 1
Heavy Weapons 1
Blunt 1
Polearms 1
Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack 1
Melee Defence 1
Dodge 1
Martial Arts 1
Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 1
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 1
Thievery Skills Level
Stealth 15
Lockpicking 1
Thievery 25
Assassination 1
Athletic Skills Level
Athletics 1
Swimming 1
Science Skills Level
Field Medic 5
Engineer 1
Robotics 1
Science 1
Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith 1
Armour Smith 1
Crossbow Smith 1
Labouring 1
Farming 1
Cooking 1

The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Players should be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.


  • His was also called both "Pickles" and "Squint" at some point in Kenshi's development, which can be found in his dialogue package in the FCS. In rare instances, he will even incorrectly refer to himself as Squint in game.
  • Due to the small amount of bounty that Ells is assigned with, it's likely for the player to notice him AFTER the bounty has expired.