Name Fragments

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A Name Fragment (in The Airway bathroom).

Name Fragments are the broken pieces of THEE-I-DARE found in missions.

Description

Collecting a name fragment.

Name Fragments are the scattered pieces of the Voice, THEE-I-DARE, after he was consequently destroyed by SPEAK-AS-ONE for rebelling against them. His name was broken into pieces and he was scattered throughout Redacre and the Maze. Though he lives, THEE-I-DARE is fragmented and as close to death as a Voice can be. The figure seen when closing ones' eyes to collect the fragment is unique to each location, believed to be showing Old Tongue.[citation needed]

Members of The Blackout Club have started to collect these Name Fragments with the intention of giving the pieces back to THEE-I-DARE. Holding on to the fragments will empower THEE-I-DARE.[1] Some club members opt to give them to SPEAK-AS-ONE to be destroyed.

THEE-I-DARE has shared details with players in Player Interactions about some of his Hosts who had become Name Fragments. He has shared their stories and details about the particular Host. THEE-I-DARE said that when a host is approaching death, or believe they are dying, they leave behind a memory, in the form of a Name Fragment. It allowed THEE-I-DARE to cheat death when he was shattered by SPEAK-AS-ONE.[2]

Having a name fragment allows THEE-I-DARE to find you[3], and he is able to hide you briefly from SPEAK-AS-ONE using them.[4] He hopes finding more will help him remember more of his history.[5]

The Name Fragments are difficult to locate because SPEAK-AS-ONE destroyed the ones that were more obvious and in the open. SPEAK-AS-ONE will also attempt to trade secrets with club members in exchange for Name Fragments for them to destroy.[6]

Collection

One name fragment can be collected per mission. To collect a Name Fragment:

  1. Shine your flashlight at the fragment location.
  2. Close your eyes to reveal the fragment image - it will glow like the Shape.
  3. Open your eyes and see the message confirming the name fragment has been collected.

Locations

Locations of all the known Name Fragments by location. The Wiki currently has 86 Name Fragment locations listed, but it is likely more locations exist that have not yet been found or reported.

Surface of Redacre

35 Name Fragments can be found on the surface of Redacre, in houses, and around Old Growth Daycare Center.

The Maze

51 Name Fragments can be found in almost every single room and location in the Maze.

Trivia

  • Name fragments are reminiscent of Voldemort's Horcruxes in Harry Potter though there are some key differences (number of pieces, function, creation).
  • When a Voice was present during a mission through the game's development and for some time after launch, it was possible for players to find two name fragments in a mission. The first fragment being their regular name fragment, but the second appearing because a Voice was present in the mission. This second fragment was first found to be the Cave fragment, and later it became the #1001 Bathroom fragment. The current location of this fragment, if it even still exists, is unknown.

References

  1. Player Interaction (15 March 2019). Link to Interaction.
  2. Player Interaction (26 January 2020). Link to Interaction.
  3. Player Interaction (19 February 2019). Link to Interaction.
  4. Player Interaction (23 April 2020). Link to Interaction.
  5. Player Interaction (13 May 2020). Link to Interaction.
  6. Player Interaction (24 April 2020). Link to Interaction.