Back in the heyday of the Independents their gadgeteer developed and advanced computer system to keep track of his various inventions. Eventually he showed his creation to his to the members of the group and Mind Blast [Synapse] made the suggestion to use the same program to keep track of vital information of the enemies they encounter. This computer system eventually came to run even the Tower itself, running anything the Indy’s wanted it to run.
And thus, the Independents System Control Resource of Intellectual Properties and Bad Guy Encounter Intelligence, or INSCRIBE for short.
Years later, when the Tower became operational again and the New Members of the reunited Independents moved in, Ocelot, now going by Aeonscythe, along with Lithium reactivated and updated INSCRIBE. The update included giving INSCRIBE an Artificial Intelligence which Lithium called SCRY [referring to the act of scrying].