This article is about the fictional organization. For the eponymous blog, see The Archive (Blog).

The Archive is an organization dedicated to "the collection of data concerning the Phobic Representational Entities," or PREs. It is staffed by servants of The Blind Man, whom they refer to as "Grandfather."


Only those who the Blind Man has taken their childhood from are allowed to join the Archive. There are several ranks of Archivists, each of which carries out specific tasks. Their title comes from their class, and a Greek letter to indicate their position within said class.

  • Analysts: Analysts analyze data from Collectors and conduct experiments.
  • Brokers: Brokers sell information to wealthy clients, providing the funds used to keep the Archive running.
  • Collectors: Collectors are normal field agents. They observe and collect data, and on occasion locate potential recruits.
  • Inquisitors: Inquisitors act as Internal Affairs agents. They investigate corruption in the organization and maintain the Sphere, a large underground facility that acts as the Archive's prison.
  • Keepers: Keepers are the Archive's security officers. They ensure that the Archive's bases remain hidden and that all files are secure.
  • Martyrs: Martyrs are the soldier class. Rarely deployed, their job entails hunting down rogue agents and eliminating external threats to the Archive.
  • Scribes: Scribes record data and make sure that information is up-to-date.
  • Gifted: The Gifted are those that the Blind Man has "chosen," specifically to receive new memories. As such, the Archive holds them in high regard, and the opinions of a Gifted carry much weight.
  • Cleaners: In Archive 2026, Cleaners act as janitors and waste management specialists for the Archive, cleaning up both mundane messes like spilled food and paranormal, unusual, or violent ones like people killed by PREs in containment. Cleaners are known for their strong stomachs and tight lips, even compared to other Archivists.
  • Overseers: In Archive 2026, Overseers act as leaders of each branch of the Archive, with each Archive location run by a council of Overseers Alpha through Omega. However, their word can always be overruled by the Blind Man, should he show himself personally.


The following names come from an assortment of sources, namely The Archive, The Archive of Premetheus, The Library, The Grandchildren, and The Fear Files. Only the first source to use a given name will be listed (e.g., designation PRE01 for the Slender Man is listed under The Archive rather than under The Archive, The Archive of Premetheus, The Library, and The Fear Files).

Note that The Library, as part of the Runner Verse, is considered defunct by its author, Dr0Shadow; names taken from that blog are listed for purely historical reasons.







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