The people in your fort are called Survivors. They each need a [[house]] to live in, and eat 1 unit of [[food]] per day. Every survivor has five [[skills]], a [[happiness]] level from 0-100, can equip one [[weapon]] and one [[nonweapon]], and can have up to 4 [[perks]]. When a survivor is not on a specific [[mission]], they will return to the fort and do guard duty.
New survivors can be gotten through recruiting missions, and sometimes they'll appear on their own via random [[events]].