The Artist, while wandering the house, collects heavy-handed scrap drawings with rats in various predicaments. Typically there are phrases like "diseased" "vile" "filthy" scrawled onto them. He believes these rats are trying to harm him, and takes extreme measures such as property destruction, self-mutilation, isolation to stop them.
14 have been found so far.
Notes left by exterminators hired to clean the house state that they could not find any signs of pests inside his home despite being hired multiple times. The Artist is likely hallucinating a large rat infestation inside his house, which worsens as the game progresses. He believes that these rats are the cause for his declining mental and physical health, as well as the loss of his artistic talent. These rats are likely a manifestation of his schizophrenia, and may represent his inability to accept his own harmful actions towards his family.
List of reported scrawlingsEdit
- Body Borrowers
- Dust Mice
- Prothesis Snatchers
- Screeching Arsonists (The Library, Iteration 1)
- Lice Mice (The Bedroom, Iteration 3)
- Minced Mice
- Floor Creepers
- Dangling Dread (The Basement, Iteration 3)
- Flapping Horror (The Dining Room)
- Rodent Seeds
- Canvas Crawlers
- Silent Floaters (The Bathroom)
- Haunting Mimics
- Fluffy Fakers (The Nursery after vision)
- Plague Breeder
- Vermin Groth