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Persolus is an identified Proxy of the TribeTwelve series. Like other named proxies in the series, he is a member of the Collective and acts as an agent of the Slender Man. In the video DEATHTRAPEXODUS he was mostly confirmed to be Karl Maxwell by The Observer, as he told Noah to travel to "the hermit", which is an alias of Persolus, and obtain the journal. Persolus later appears in Milo's journal as a dark version of Karl Maxwell, which confirms the identity of him again.


  • He appears in the Collective group shot in the  TribeTwelve video TribeTwelve: HAPPYBIRTHDAY.

    Persolus, "thehermit"

  • His name is latin for "Very Alone".
  • He is given an alias by the Observer called "thehermit".
  • Based on the Observer's picture, he appears to be an old man.
  • Based on the 2012 Valentines video stream, the chess piece he represents is the white bishop. ♗
  • Appears in Milo's journal entry, "safe".


  • Some speculate that Karl MaxwellNoah's grandfather, is Persolus. This was almost certainly confirmed in DEATHTRAPEXODUS.
    • To add to this theory, Persolus appears to have the journal in this picture, as well as the fact that the Observer said that Karl acquired it "during his service", which most likely refers to the Collective.