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"We need to destroy everything we've built here, and destroy every record, every shred of research. They were right the first time on Aegis VII -- this is beyond our ability to know or control!"
—Kinner Phelps

Kinner Phelps was the head researcher behind Project Telomere and one of the main scientists responsible for the creation of the Site 12 Marker. He left numerous recordings around the Government Sector detailing his progress before the Necromorph outbreak broke out on Titan Station.

Biography[]

Kinner Phelps was one of the researchers who accompanied Patient Four's sessions with the Noonlight Diagnostics Machine and was intrigued by the Marker Symbols ordered as algorithms in Isaac's brain readings, stating that they were so clear that they kept playing back in his mind.[1] His team soon succeeded in creating blueprints to build a new Red Marker from layers of mineral baths and even celebrated with a party.[2]

Despite Kinner using suppressors to prevent dementia, he slowly began to obsess over the Marker's construction and Isaac Clarke's formulas as if he were being "possessed" by an external force. He blacked out during the celebration party, and when he woke up, he found out that he had involuntarily built a crystal miniature of the Marker.[3]

Eventually, he revolted against the project knowing that all of his personnel were being manipulated by an alien influence. When he was recording a log pleading for the destruction of everything related to the Markers, he suspiciously realised his supervisor was whispering to the security guard.[4] It seems that he was replaced by another researcher named Bonnie Worthington, who took the project from then on.[5]

Kinner Phelps' Logs[]

"Kinner Phelps. Research log 43-509. I can't stop thinking about the formulas from Patient 4's last session. They are so clearly ordered, they keep playing back in my mind. The final configuration seems within reach, I could almost solve it myself. It's funny, I was telling Travis the other day that it's almost like it "wants" us to succeed. I've never seen anything like it. Once we finally solve this heuristic stabilization problem, we should be able to start growing the layers of the Marker from the mineral baths."
—Kinner Phelps
"Kinner Phelps. Research log 43-545. I blacked out again last night. Like before, I had apparently written several of Patient 4's formulas on my note pad. However -- I had written complex combinations of his formulas. Oddly, they are the complete heuristic sequencing algorithm that he gave out today. I find this coincidence disturbing, and I can still see the formulas behind my eyes. We'll try the reconfigured algorithm on the seed layers today. We may have a real Marker layer by morning."
—Kinner Phelps (unused log)
"Kinner Phelps. Research log 43-546. Success. The Marker layer held up. It is a fully expressed physical representation of the heuristic algorithms from Patient 4, with no breakdowns. The construction schedule begins in earnest tomorrow. Celebration is tonight. I hope I don't black out in the middle of the party. I'm anxious, for some reason."
—Kinner Phelps
"Kinner Phelps. Research log 43-549. I blacked out early last night, and woke up this morning staring at a tiny fully formed version of the Marker in one of the crystal layer printing baths. I had entered the entire heuristic sequencing algorithm. I can still hear it in my mind, like a song now. I know the dementia-suppressors are working, but this is something entirely different."
—Kinner Phelps
"Kinner Phelps. Research log 43-553 - I'm convinced we are puppets of some alien influence. I no longer believe we are in control of this project, or ever were. I believe even our rationalizations for this whole thing are an illusion, planted by the forces behind the original Marker, the Black one. We don't know how to make this thing. It is making us make it. And it's trying to get out. Desperately. I'm under security watch after taking a sledgehammer to the tiny Marker I built last week. We need to destroy everything we've built here, and destroy every record, every shred of research. They were right the first time on Aegis VII -- this is beyond our ability to know or control! I have to go, my supervisor is whispering to the security guard."
—Kinner Phelps

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