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"Detective, I'm a lifelong atheist and skeptic. I know that what I saw was a hallucination. But it felt so real, so... If I were a spiritual man, I'd be on my knees praying right now."
—Sciarello to Abraham Neumann.[1]

Dr. Thomas Oliver Sciarello (ʃərɛloʊ) was the Chief Medical Officer of the Aegis VII Colony.[1]


Early Life[]

Tom Sciarello was born to a comfortable family life in the United States sector of Earth in the North Carolina Hubs. Tom's father was a surgeon and his mother was a general practitioner. It was expected that his older brother Carlos would follow in their footsteps, but instead Carlos went off the rails and spent a lifetime in and out of jail for petty crimes.

Feeling the weight of responsibility, Tom took up the mantle instead and plunged headfirst into a comfortable career and family life. He married young, had two children and ran a successful surgery on Earth for many years.

Then, his parents both died within a month of each other and Tom's life fell apart. The loss had a much greater impact than anyone could have foreseen. Within six months, he divorced his wife, closed his surgery and joined a small extraterrestrial mining company as their fleet doctor. Unfortunately, he rapidly discovered that life in space freaked him out.

Tom cast around for a position on Mars, but instead found an opening with the Concordance Extraction Corporation, who were looking for good doctors to head up colony surgeries. Grateful for any job that would only require a bare minimum of space travel, he took it.

Ten years later, Tom had presided over three successful planetcrack colonies and was recently promoted to Chief Medical Officer (CMO). He never remarried.

The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

A sound atheist, Sciarello was very confused with the events happening on the Aegis VII Colony after the discovery of Marker 3A as more and more colonists flocked to his clinic with symptoms of depression and insomnia. He eventually began to experience visions of his dead nurse, Katie Evans, who was murdered at the hands of a paranoid miner, Brant Harris. Sciarello began to suspect that the Marker was responsible for the wave of paranoia and violence that was happening in the colony, going so far as to secretly test it for radiation. He was frequently attacked by hostile patients who were affected by the Marker.

On the orbiting USG Ishimura, in a message sent to Captain Benjamin Mathius, Dr. Terrence Kyne expressed interest in going planetside to discuss the Marker's effects with Sciarello and psychiatrist Jonn Welland

Sciarello and P-Sec Sergeant Abraham Neumann attempted several times to convince the colony's manager Hanford Carthusia to abandon the mining project due to the number of violent incidents, but their requests were ignored. Following the planet crack and the near total blackout of the colony, Sciarello tried to look for the backup generators but was interrupted by a vision of Katie who told him that it was too late. After this, Sciarello soon discovered that the entire colony was under attack. He and several doctors went to the colony's medical labs expecting that people would go there for help. Once they were in the morgue, Sciarello noticed that the bodies of the Unitologists who had committed suicide in Union Square were missing. The group was then ambushed by Slashers that clung onto the ceiling of the room, with one impaling Sciarello through the forehead.