Delilah June A. is the deuteragonist of Firewatch and the supervisor of Henry, the game’s protagonist. She is located on Thorofare Lookout on the far north of Henry’s tower. Henry remains in nearly constant contact with her via radio and can be reached at any and time she or Henry starts a conversation or Henry finds something worth reporting to her, except during sections taking place in the cave. As the game progresses, increasing doubt is shed on Delilah, her relationship with Henry, her affiliation and what she potentially knows. As such, the player has the choice when making discoveries to report to her or not. The player never meets Delilah in person, leaving her appearance a mystery.
In Firewatch, you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An exceptionally hot, dry summer has everyone on edge, and the National Park Service scrambles to fill all its lookout towers. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.
But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
Firewatch takes place in 1989 in the Shoshone National Forest, which is adjacent to, but not part of, Yellowstone National Park.