After his wife died, 33-year-old Ronald Laren wandered the wasteland until settling in Girdershade. Living in close proximity to Sierra Petrovita has made him feel even worse about being alone. His thoughts of loneliness are not as wholesome as most would think. Basically he misses the physical side of relationships. Feeling these urges, he’s made several advances upon Sierra, who is completely oblivious to his motivations, because she is absorbed in her pursuit of Nuka-Cola.
Ronald mistakes Sierra’s rejection as being spurned, and this has angered him a great deal. Fortunately, he doesn’t want to physically force himself on her but wishes to “get even” with her in other ways.
According to Sierra, Ronald is a skilled fighter. She recalls one occasion where he killed two raiders at Girdershade and punched Lug Nut in the face.