Sloth

The Sloth

RECORD


Name: $REDACTED
Alias: ['Dr. Sloth', 'John Doe', 'SCP-2774', 'The Sloth', and 19 unknown...]
Classification: Artificial Identity
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Biological Age: 36 Earth Years
Chronological Age: N/A
SCAN Rank: | D F
           | A C
TIIN Rank: | C C
           | C C
Reviewer Rank: 4 stars
Organizations: 
  - The Corporation
  - The U.S. Marine Corps
Occupations:
  - Bartender
  - Doctor
  - Military Intelligence
  - Technician
Relationships:
  - The Asshat
  - The Mercenary
  - The Fodder
Variables:
  $AMBITION:       -0.10 | # Not sure. 
  $EMPATHY:        -0.10 | # We don't think the situation has ever presented itself.
  $MENTAL_ILLNESS: -0.20 | # Somewhat moody. It depends on $REDACTED's behavior.
  $WOKE:           +0.60 | # He knows a lot more than he lets on.

TRIGGER


To them that are seeking the gold must be prepared to

Meet the sloth at midnight, here by the rocks

Meet the sloth at twelve o’clock on the dot

But if he’s late, don’t blame him

He’ll be busy measuring the very approximate distance

— from Toehider - “Meet the Sloth”

ECO


  • A quiet, calculated army-type. Fellow team-member of The Architect. Not real talkative.
  • We suspect that he is reporting back to $REDACTED about us.
  • Does not carry his credentials, granting plausible deniability

The Sloth trusts nobody. Whereas Ink must “ride the line” between “trust, but verify” and “verify, then trust”, and $REDACTED only follows the former, the Sloth may only follow the latter. He does not trust anyone until he has proof of their intentions.

This, naturally, has put him into a state of hyper-paranoia, such that he does not even trust himself. Until he is sure that The Architect can verify his online identity, he will remain hidden in the shadows - slowly climbing-down from the (metaphorical) tree.

It is this caution that will protect all three of the team members.

ECHO


Funny how they think us naive when we’re on the brink

Innocence was fleeting like a season

Cannot comprehend, lost so many men

Lately, all the ghosts turned into reasons and excuses

— from Grimes - “Delete Forever”

PREDICTION


< [email protected]: su - sloth

> [email protected]: ink.read_mind You named me after a slow, fat, dumb animal? Fuck you, man.
> [email protected]: exit

< [email protected]: Slow down, buddy. Your name comes from:

< [email protected]: My favorite song in the world is about a Sloth.

< [email protected]: Sloths are slow, deliberate creatures. They may not be fast, but they survive.

< [email protected]: Sloth has all these other double-meanings in my head.