Tessa Howards

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Tessa Howards


Tessa is a Containment Caretaker with a basic Veterinary Medicine background. She appears to prefer spending time with animals over most humans due to personal reasons.


Tick Tick Boom: While it takes more effort for miss Howards to get angry, when she finally does flip her lid, it is not only terrifying, it's quite a spectacle to behold and can sometimes be akin to a natural disaster, depending on who and what is the object of the unleashed torrent. Much like a real bomb on a timer, there are certain issues that will make her explode without warning when the correct buttons to trigger them, are pushed. As a safety precaution she does try to steer clear of them, regardless.

Zeroed-In: Spacing out and staring at a ceiling, focusing on work or anything in between, sometimes Tessa misses things others are trying to tell or show her. However in contrast, anything she's focused on gets as much of her attention and mental powers focused upon it as she has to expend - which for her is a pretty decent amount.

Head For Tunes: Tessa has the ability to remember music, sounds and other things with amazing clarity, as well as repeat them back fairly well and to recognize them quickly if she knows them. She is better at mimicking music than voices and has very keen hearing. However, her hearing is also much more sensitive to loud noises and even a room full of too-noisy people will bother her, forcing her to leave once the decibel level crosses the threshold of comfort for her.


  • Engineering: 2
  • Electronics: 2
  • Persuasion: 4
  • Academics: 4 (Is learning to fluently read, write and speak Japanese as a hobby)
  • Athletics: 4
  • Perception: 6
  • Sneak: 4
  • Survival: 4
  • Ranged Weapons: 4
  • Melee Weapons: 3
  • Physical Defense: 5
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Body: 5
  • Mind: 4
  • Action Points: 3
  • Load Limit: 9
  • XP Held: 0
  • XP Used: 0



Weapons Loadout (Common)

  • One (1) twelve-gauge, double barrel shotgun. The preferred ammunition is buckshot but it uses any ammunition a shotgun can. According to Tessa, it was passed along to her by her godfather.
  • Two (2) ammo belts, capable of being worn cross-torso or at the waist.
  • One (1) machete, standard make and material.
  • One (1) carbon-fiber and metal recurve bow.
  • Three dozen (36) aluminum arrows, kept in a quiver. They are fletched with chemically-treated goose feathers, two black and one purple. The purple feather will glow if exposed to light, as it is treated with a phosphorescent paint.

Other possessions

  • One (1) computer drawing tablet, including connecting cable, tablet pen and pen rest.
  • Two (2) jade cats, carved. They are of no discernible breed. One appears to be washing it's face and the other is curled up as if asleep. Tessa is very fond of these and will sometimes carry one or both in her pockets, 'for good luck'.
  • Three (3) laser pointers, one a blue-violet laser, one a green laser and one a standard red laser. (Often one or more will be carried in her pockets, or on a keychain)

Personal History

Before becoming involved in the SCP Foundation, miss Howards had an interest in being a veterinarian, owned several pets and lived a normal, happy college student life. However, as an intern in her late teens to early 20s, the clinic she was working at was, unfortunately, the epicenter of several malpractice lawsuits as well as well as issues with perfectly normal and healthy pets coming out injured, ill or otherwise in worse condition than they arrived in, if not dying in otherwise routine procedures.

After approximately five weeks there, in which Tessa's behavior towards the other employees and her own slipping morals and sanity had her calling everything from a mental health hotline to the better business bureau, trying to fix what was going on, rumors of the location's anomalous properties reached the proper ears. Tessa was a candidate for class-A amnesiacs to be administered so the event could be forgotten, but due to the high level of rationality she retained and concern she expressed over preventing a recurrence of what happened, she was considered for a specific task within the SCP Foundation.

After no fewer than three years of training, processing and reconditioning, as well as an additional two working in the Foundation as a trainee, Tessa Howards has been assigned as a Containment Caretaker at the facility built around SCP-354, to monitor, study and care for some of the surviving entities expelled from the SCP. This will be her first posting at an SCP containment site, without formal monitoring and 'training wheels'.


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