"Asher Kendrell, seen his byline on the OVC. Covering up the Camerata's tracks. Doing a good job." --Unknown
Asher Kendrell was voiced by Chris Saphire.
Function Files Edit
Most children learn to stop asking "why", but Mr. Asher Kendrell never outgrew it. His hunger for knowledge and his eagerness to spread it made him a prolific writer, who enjoyed a career as a culture-and-current-events editor for OVC. When Mr. Kendrell wasn't busy reporting, he occupied himself studying the history of his city. But the deeper he delved, the more frustrated he became with all the dead ends and contradictions. The facts simply did not add up, so he started piecing together the unwritten history of Cloudbank. He conducted interviews with venerable members of society, those who willingly worked past retirement age or could speak first-hand about the past. The most remarkable among them was an administrator.
Mr. Kendrell was struck by the administrator's wisdom and depth of experience, and the two shared a passion of seeking the truth of things, and for much more, as it turned out. One day the administrator took Mr. Kendrell aside to a place unlike any he'd seen before, and revealed to him something he never could have imagined. With it, the administrator said, together they could learn so much -- about the past, and about the future -- as long as Mr. Kendrell was willing to keep it a secret. Mr. Kendrell accepted without a second thought. The administrator was much more to him than just a source at this point.
Mr. Kendrell continued writing for OVC, now with an ulterior motive, having joined the adminstrator's inner circle. The administrator needed someone like Asher to help keep a low profile, someone who could speak directly to the hearts and minds of the population, and truly understand their needs. That way, they could conduct their work in service of the people. Cloudbank would enter a new era.
- Though Asher and Grant Kendrell were not related, they shared a surname and cared deeply for one another, suggesting that they were spouses.
- Asher Kendrell's death took place 21 minutes after Grant's and 16 minutes before Red arrived at the Bracket Towers rooftop.
- Asher's cat remained in the rooftop hideout.
- Unknown remarked that Kendrell "stood by the Camerata's cause to the bitter end."
- Upon the Transistor's integration of both Kendrells' Traces, Red receives XP for their deaths in a popup that reads "Process Terminated: Cowards," confirming that both had been infected by the Process before choosing to end their own lives.
- Asher Kendrell's Trace Bank is in the second row, second from left, numbered 107.