Described by Nic Silver in Ep. 101 of Tanis as an “expert in illicit underground internet commerce”, Meerkatnip (or M.K.) is hired by Nic in this first episode to comb the deep web for references to Tanis outside of allusions to the ruins in Egypt. Her customized software systems are able to access information not obtainable via conventional channels, and she’s able to sift through layers of firewalls and forged identities to track down the original sources of data. She then delivers these to Nic before he asks for them, with exasperation and often a perfunctory sigh: “Already done.”