Birth Name: Not public knowledge
Shadow Name: Count Zero
Sleeper Alias: They have used countless aliases online, but the most common handle amongst the hacker community is "Count Zero."
Titles: Citizen Agent
Quote: "We stand for freedom. We stand for freedom of speech. The power of the people. The ability of them to protest against their government. To right wrongs. No censorship, especially online, but also in real life." ~ Anonymous (group)
A person in their early 30s, whose Shadow Name happens to also be their handle in the online community, a name they borrowed from the second volume of Gibson’s “Sprawl trilogy.” Count Zero is an Obrimos who is a renowned “hacktivist” as well as a member of the Transhuman Engineers legacy. They are a self-proclaimed Citizen Agent of the Assembly of the East Central US, who specializes in cyber espionage amongst other things. Not many have interacted with Count Zero face to face, for they are known to prefer electronic means as their method of communicating with others. Count Zero is responsible for establishing the secure network in the Lorehouse found in The Grid Code, and also developing the software used to catalogue the items and information found in said Lorehouse.
- No one has ever seen Count Zero's face and lived to tell the tale.
- Count Zero has managed to hack every major corporation, organization and federal agency known to man.
- Rumor has it that Count Zero is working on developing the ultimate form of A.I., using both their mundane skills and magical aptitude to make it happen.
This is an NPC under the jurisdiction of the EC aRST Awakening.