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Disambig.png This article is about characters of hosting age for a Voice. For information about players being Chosen by a Voice, see Chosen.

The list of known hosts to the Voices of The Blackout Club (game) and the details revealed about them. Text written IN FORMATTED TEXT are direct quotes from a Voice describing said host.

Description

For a list of all interactions discussing hosts, see Category:Discussing Hosts.
LeftQuote.png Which simply to say that the line between Us and Them may be academic. They have always been with us. RightQuote.png
— Dr. Arturo Gideon[1]

Hosts are people that have sufficiently solidified their sense of self, unconsciously allowing a Voice to take residence in their mind. All people who reach this mental state are hosts. [1] Though no solid age is given for hosting, a developer noted "My experience of people is they tend to crystallize sometime in late youth, and though they may gain sophisticated methods to lie to themselves, the core of who they are is very, very hard to change from then on".[2] This type of personal development allows a Voice to take full hold on their mind. THEE-I-DARE says for hosts, "ALL BUT ONE [Voice] FADE". [3] A person can influence which Voice they will one day host through their actions, words, and behaviors, according to THEE-I-DARE.[citation needed] Voices do however use automatic behaviors to nudge the minds of their hosts and potential hosts towards their ideologies. These automatic behaviors would be colloquially known as "zoning out", such as driving an overly familiar route, or time spent scrolling social media. [4]

The Voices are entirely dependent on Hosts to interact with the world at large. THEE-I-DARE is careful to say of the Voices that "WE NEVER EXISTED WITHOUT BODIES."[5] Voices exist only in the minds and bodies of their Hosts, and have no physical forms or ability to manipulate reality beyond those hosts. Their individual views on hosts differs greatly; "whatever they think about their own kind must have a clear, demonstrable contrast with what they think about hosts. It's really the only dimensionality they're allowed, because they're otherwise just an idea, self-replicating."[6] THEE-I-DARE has also shared how Voices "DO NOT LEARN EASILY" and typically require a host or Chosen to implement change in them. [7] When a Host dies, a part of the Voice does too.[8] Hosts are also the only medium through which a Voice can speak in Old Tongue, a language that is a combination of bodily "MOVEMENT. MUSIC. NUMBER. TIME." comprised of "COMPLEX STATEMENTS, MANY HOSTS".[9]

Dual-hosting is a rare occurrence where more than one Voice will take the same host. Rarer still are cases of more than two Voices attempting to share a host. While dual-hosting is possible, it usually quickly drives the host to a state of cognitive decay.[10] Pastor Hoadly is said to have heard multiple Voices, and was likely driven to suicide under the resultant mental strain. Similar mental trauma may occur when someone rejects a Voice, as hosts who resist a Voice often go mad. Because of this, THEE-I-DARE believes it is possible for hosts to break away from SPEAK-AS-ONE, but speculated it would be dangerous to attempt. [3] Hosts are also affected by their Voice suffering. While still very injured, THEE-I-DARE's own hosts were "stricken" by an illness of the mind, an effect of his difficult recovery after shattering CHASE-THE-SUN.

In Redacre, hosts are precious few for the Non-SPEAK-AS-ONE Voices, and their survival depends on those few. DIE-FOR-YOU explained the competition for hosts, "It can be... Fraught, especially at the… Dinner table? (dark chuckling) Limited resources, too many mouths."[11] The actions of non-SPEAK-AS-ONE hosts are largely mysterious. DIE-FOR-YOU had hosts meet with THEE-I-DARE's hosts, prior to the formation of The Pact. [12] Presumably, other allied pact Voices use hosts to communicate with each other. THEE-I-DARE is aware of the curses like No More Shadows through a child because his hosts communicate with each other about the curse.[13]

DANCE-FOR-US Hosts

Main article: DANCE-FOR-US

THEE-I-DARE says Bells had a music teacher named Staneck that helps him.[14] Staneck has become despondent since DFU's demise.[15] Staneck is the one that taught Bells about The Voices.[16] The Blackout Club (HQ) has heard rumors that Staneck is "dangerous at night".[17]

DIE-FOR-YOU Hosts

Main article: DIE-FOR-YOU

According to THEE-I-DARE, DIE-FOR-YOU currently has many more hosts compared to him,[12] but no details about DIE-FOR-YOU's hosts are known.

HUNT-THE-STRONG Hosts

Main article: HUNT-THE-STRONG

When HUNT-THE-STRONG consumed DANCE-FOR-US, he claimed he obtained all of DANCE-FOR-US's hosts.[18]

LAUGH-LAST Hosts

Main article: LAUGH-LAST

THEE-I-DARE says that LAUGH-LAST has more hosts than many know.[8]

SPEAK-AS-ONE Hosts

Main article: SPEAK-AS-ONE

SPEAK-AS-ONE has stated in an interaction that Maligras Quiroga's spouse was a host to to them.[19] Maligras himself, according to SPEAK-AS-ONE, LIKELY HOSTED AN ENEMY but the Watcher in the interaction was not allowed to speak of it.[19]

THEE-I-DARE Hosts

Main article: THEE-I-DARE

THEE-I-DARE has had many hosts in Redacre but few are still alive.[20] Before the events of The Blackout Club (game), many of his hosts died "FOR THE CAUSE" in the Cull.[21] THEE-I-DARE states his Hosts choose him whereas the other Voices pick their Hosts.[3][22] Some hosts used THEE-I-DARE and their connection with him in a way akin to drugs in order to escape their problems, and some of these hosts never returned to the "real world".[23] Before his fragmentation, THEE-I-DARE's voice came from a male host.[24]

The few hosts of THEE-I-DARE still alive now meet with the hosts of DIE-FOR-YOU at night after DIE-FOR-YOU joined the Pact.[12] THEE-I-DARE has commented how without the eyes of all of his hosts and the hosts of other Voices, the Pact lacks "SOME WITNESS OR EVIDENCE OF WHAT HAPPENED" the night of Isabela Madi-Shaw's disappearance to the point where "NOWHERE IN REDACRE WILL STAY HIDDEN".[25] Despite gaining more hosts post-Cull, the Harvest still threatens his hosts.[26] The shattering of the Triskellion in 922 Hoadly sickened THEE-I-DARE's hosts.[27]

Ailisa

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

The Arches
ArchesFragment (Ailisa).png
Ailisa (pronounced "Ale-ee-sa") was a girl who had REACHED HOSTING AGE and was barely older than the Kids, who was SO GIFTED in music according to THEE-I-DARE. Ailisa had an ear for music that was flawless. CHORUS apparently wanted someone like her. She helped construct and tune the Instrument when it was much smaller than it is today. Ailisa also helped TID in secret. THEE-I-DARE recalled she was taken during the "Great Cull" of TID's hosts to A SYSTEM OF ARCHES (referring to The Arches). Her story was recounted to a player in an Interaction with THEE-I-DARE.[28]

In another conversation, THEE-I-DARE said that Ailisa had PERFECT PITCH, explaining further that SOME HUMANS SING PERFECTLY and HEAR NOTES VERY PRECISELY. THEE-I-DARE mentions about the Instrument that WHAT I KNOW OF IT, SHE GAVE ME and that if we were to trick the instrument somehow, WHAT SHE KNEW WOULD BE OF USE.[29]

Cody

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Not a Name Fragment

Not a Name Fragment
Cody was one of the last known hosts of TID. He was a young man in his twenties encouraged by TID to visit Redacre. Cody SOUGHT A VANISHED FRIEND. Cody's friend was a girl, but TID was never told her name though he heard rumors she visited Redacre before. TID does not know if Cody survived the "Great Cull" and does not know if he is a fragment now. Despite the connection hosts can have, TID explains HE IS DARK TO ME NOW, LIKE BELLS. TID asked the players, however, if they learn Cody is not alive to not tell TID.[30]

Another player's conversation with THEE-I-DARE revealed that Cody felt weak about himself because he was an addict.[31]

In a later interaction, THEE-I-DARE explains CODY IS SUCH A COLD TRAIL, but TID holds VAIN, FOOLISH HOPE.[32]

Colm Ryan

Main article: Colm Ryan
Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

(Unknown)

(Unknown)
Colm Ryan is a host of THEE-I-DARE who broke the CHASE-THE-SUN symbol in the bedroom of 922 Hoadly. [33][34]

Dane

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

String Relay B - Airway Wall Fragment
Dane was a host of TID, he has been described in an interaction as AHTLETIC but had ATTENTION PROBLEMS. THEE-I-DARE SENT THEM TO SPY A CHORDIST. After that he LOST CONTACT. When the player showed him where the fragment is, he answered THEY WERE CAUGHT HERE? AWFUL then remarked that the position of the fragment was PERHAPS AN ATTEMPT TO SURVEIL. At the end of the conversation TID stated that he CAN MOURN DANE, NOW.[35]

Elkins

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Old Growth - Campsite Shed
OldGrowthShed FragImage.jpg
In an interaction, a player asked about the Name Fragment on the backside of the shack in the campsite, to which TID responded ELKINS. HIS NAME WAS ELKINS. He stated that HE SURVIVED TO THE END OF THE CULL, meaing he was one of the few hosts of TID that survived that time. Elkins HE KEPT THE OLD GROWTH GROUNDS, TID stated about his Name Fragment pose that YES . BURYING HIS LIGHTER FOR ME. TID said THAT POOR MAN. I COULD NOT ANSWER. HE WROTE SONGS ABOUT MY RETURN. I NEVER CAME WHILE HE LIVED. HE WAS ALONE, which means that despite being a follower of TID, he never met him or spoke to him. but he kept believing. TID further says WHAT HE HEARD OF ME... IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO INSULAR., claiming that the information that Elkins had about TID was limited, and that NO OTHERS TO CORRECT OR CONFER., so he could never know if the information he had about TID was even real. TID ends by sayingELKINS. I WILL NOT FORGET YOU.[36]

Emmie

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

In an interaction, [37]

Graham Quiet

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

1001 Hoadly - Bathroom
1001BathroomFragmentImage.jpg
TID told a group of players that THEY MADE ONE OF MY HOSTS BATHE. DREW THE WATER, OPEN HIS WRISTS. BY THE TIME WE FOUND HIM. TOO LATE. during the "Great Cull". CHORUS knew he would never join the song and made him cut his wrists open in his bathroom. TID believed this host owned a home. After the players the interaction find the correct house (#1001 Hoadly), they enter the downstairs bathroom. THEE-I-DARE expressed visible anger, calling "them" BASTARDS.[38]

TID then explains to the players in a later interaction that Graham was SUBTLER and LASTED LONGER. TID then expresses his mind is clarifying by finding fragments of his name.[39]

In a third interaction, THEE-I-DARE describes Graham as A REBEL BORN, WARRING INSIDE.[3]

Joel

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

919 Hoadly - Closet (Yellow Bedroom)
919Closet FragmentImage.jpg
In an interaction, a player asked TID about the closet fragment. TID told the player YES. JOEL. TID further says JOEL TRIED TO RUN AMATEUR RADIO, the player assumed that he made the radio for the TBC, but TID corrected him saying NO. HE WAS AN ADULT, which means there were some adults that tried to work in secret, hiding from CHORUS. TID further says HE WAS SO VERY LONELY. HE MADE A FEW FRIENDS THROUGH IT, which means the radio was very important to Joel. Unfortunately as the player later learned BUT ONE OF THEM WAS PART OF CHORUS. SHE TRICKED HIM. MASTERULY. MADE HIM EXPOSE HIS FRIENDS, meaning that CHORUS used Joel to track and run down every other person involved with the radio. At the end TID states HE ...ENDED HIS OWN STORY, which suggests Joel committed suicide.[40]

Mandy

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

In an interaction, [41]

Morey

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

The Airway - Bathroom
AirwayBathroom FragmentImage.jpg
In an interaction, TID talks about Morey, an Engineer who was EXPANDING THE MINE BEFORE THE INSTRUMENT WAS LARGE. H was an engineer ON THE MINE THAT WOULD BECOME IT (The Instrument). TID describes Morey as LONG BONED. EASY GRIN and who was MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE who KNEW THE NATURAL CAVE SYSTEM. TID expresses how Morey was TAKEN SO EARLY. THOUGHT LOST and that Morey was one of his first eyes BEFORE THE DARE TO WAGE OVERT WAR. Morey was one of TID's oldest modern hosts, "modern", as THEE-I-DARE clarifies, because his host do not tend to live long. TID wonders if Morey left behind any Journals. TID concludes by explaining that Morey WAS SECRETIVE. WE HAD TO BE.[42]

Paul

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

921 Hoadly - Exterior
Paul FragmentImage.jpg
In an interaction, TID talks about how YOUNG PAUL was TRYING TO BREAK IN 921 Hoadly. After the reaction of the players, he added that Paul chose this house because A PREVIOUS HOST HAD LIVED HERE and that HE WANTED ANY HISTORY OF ME. Unfortunately, BY THEN, MY MAKERS WERE WITHIN . Also TID added that Paul LOST HIS FATHER. I THINKand that he MAY HAVE SEEN ME AS A SURROGATE, then clarified HIS OWN WERE ALIVE, BUT THE MIND...[32]

Swanson

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Barracks - Tunnel
BarracksTunnel FragmentImage.png
In an interaction, a player showed TID the Barracks Tunnel Name Fragment, who TID identified as SWANSON. A CARETAKER.... From TID's next comment, THE BARRACKS. HOMELESS PEOPLE... the player guessed that Swanson was taking care of homeless people. TID affirmed this, saying YES. TRYING TO RECRUIT FOR ME. TO STOP THEIR MINDS TWISTING.... TID stated that Swanson had UNCOMMON KINDNESS OF SPIRIT and that she CHANGED GENDER WHILE HERE. CHORUS PAID FOR IT.. TID claimed that SHE FELT GUILTY ABOUT THE MONEY. TID ended by saying that SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE LINGERED.[43]


Utisz

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Barracks - Bunk Bed (Bottom)
Utisz FragmentImage.jpg
In an interaction, TID describes a VAGRANT which TID named Utisz, adding HE COULD NOT OFFER A REAL NAME because HE DID NOT REMEMBER. TID only described Utisz as having a CLEFT PALATE and HIS LIP, SPLIT AT BIRTH. TID also mentioned that MY MAKERS TAKE IN THE HOMELESS, implying he was in some sort of homeless shelter. TID mentions HE STOLE SUPPLIES FOR US but also THEN, THOUGH. MEDICAL ALCOHOL ending his story off with NOT ALL HOSTS ARE HEROES.[44]


Zachary

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Nerve Center - Cavern
Zachary FragmentImage.jpg
In an interaction, TID asked a player THAT FALLING HOST. SHOW ME?. Once the player got to the fragment TID commented THE FOOL... THAT DAMNABLE FOOL. When the player asked if the host did something wrong, TID answered that the host was YOUNG ZACHARY who was CALLED ZACK BEETS because HE HAD A CONDITION.FLUSHED FACE. When asked what he was doing in this place, TID answered saying IDIOT SAID HE WOULD DESTROY IT (Note : the Instrument). Then added that I CANNOT JUDGE BUT I TOLD HIM that IT WOULD TAKE HUNDREDS OF US. BUT LIKE ME HE WOULD NOT LISTEN.. He said that BOLT CUTTERS AND BRASS BALLS.THAT IS WHAT HE KEPT REPEATING. After that TID seemed pained and said THE DAMNED... THE POOR KID.. Before changing topics, he added the Instrument is immune to light damage because THEY REPAIR IT. NEAR IMMEDIATE[45]


Unknown Name

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

(Unknown)

(Unknown)
In an interaction, THEE-I-DARE speaks with a player about protecting them for a short time from SPEAK-AS-ONE and recounts memories of this host in the valley of Redacre:

ONE OF MY HOSTS, IN COMING HERE
STOPPED TO REST ON A MOUNTAIN
A PASS, WHERE WILDFLOWERS GROW
PRIOR TO THAT MOMENT, HE WAS…
ABSORBED IN THE SELF. MY… GIFT
HE SAT DOWN AMONG THE BLOOMS
AND KNEW A PEACE WITH NO NAME
I HAVE NOT FELT ITS LIKE AGAIN
I HOPE ONE DAY, YOU ALL DO
THE COLORS THERE NEED NO GODS
HE KNEW THAT. NOW, I DO, AS WELL
HE CHOSE TO LET ME REMEMBER.[46]


Unknown Name 2

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Not a Name Fragment

Not a Name Fragment
In an interaction, THEE-I-DARE is reminded of A HOST LONG GONE after a player sings to him. Notably the tale did not come from talk of a fragment, plus it speaks of a 'cave' as a shelter, which infers this was a Pre-Redacre host. Although the tale is morbid, TID seems proud of the host for their selfless choice, and recollects this tale without having been prompted:

YOU SOUNDED SO FAMILIAR...
LIKE A HOST LONG GONE. THEY...
A MUSICIAN. A TERRIBLE WINTER...
THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOOD, SO...
THEY SAT OUTSIDE THE SHELTER
AND SANG. AS THEY FROZE. JUST SO.
I REMEMBER THE COLD
I REMEMBER THEIR FINGERS SLOWING
THEIR INSTRUMENT HARDER TO PLAY
BUT THEY COULD SEE THE FIRE!
IN THE CAVE. THEIR FAMILY. SANG LOUDER.
COMFORTING THE ONES INSIDE.[47]


Unknown Name 3

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

(Unknown)

(Unknown)
In an interaction, THEE-I-DARE describes to a group his previous Host voice:

IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO REMEMBER
THE VOICE WAS MASCULINE. HE.[24]


Unknown Name 4 - Unfaithful Host

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

Sleeper Lockers - Tunnel #1

SleeperLockersMiddleLadder FragmentImage.png
In an interaction, THEE-I-DARE describes to a player:

I BELIEVE THIS LOST HOST OF YOURS...
WAS NO TRUE FAITHFUL OF MINE.
I HAVE HEARD OF EXPERIMENTS...
MY MAKERS ISOLATING TRACES OF US
THAT POSE YOU SPOKE OF, SUSPICIOUS.
THEY ARE MADE TO BECOME SIGNS.
EACH POSE A KIND OF SYMBOL
OUR NAMES ARE MUSIC. SIGNS.
IT IS POSSIBLE YOUR DISCOVERY...
WAS MY MAKERS TESTING MINE.
AT LEAST A VERY SMALL PIECE.[48]



THE-MEASURE-CUTS Hosts

Unknown Name (Current Voice)

Name Fragment Location Name Fragment Image Host Details

(Unknown)

(Unknown)
In a Recalled Dream, TMC indicated that his VOICE IS THAT OF A SCIENTIST WHO REFUSED TO HOST ME UNTIL HIS LAST DAY ALIVE. This host also researched the Voices and refused to host TMC because HE FEARED SUCH BIAS WOULD ALTER HIS STUDY OF OUR KIND. TMC then added that this host WAS A GENIUS, REALLY and that HE DIED IN OBSUCRITY.

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