William Thompson's Preserved Scalp

Origin

William Thompson

Type

Scalp

Effects

Enhances bravery and strength

Downsides

Removes the user’s scalp, resulting in permanent bodily damage

Activation

Holding

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Vlad-768R

Aisle

697504-3414

Shelf

992517-5798-985

Date of Collection

May 13, 1904

[Source]


Origin[edit | edit source]

William Thompson survived a scalping by belligerent Cheyenne tribesmen. In route to repair a broken telegraph line for his railroad company, his train was attacked and all the other crewmembers were killed. Thompson’s life was spared, but he was shot in the shoulder and had has scalp detached from his head. Oddly, the warriors left Thompson’s scalp instead of taking it away as a trophy. He survived, as the hot August heat stopped the bleeding from his head. When he awoke, he boarded a train to find a doctor to reattach his scalp to his skull. Unable to find a willing practitioner, Thompson decided to instead display the severed scalp in England, relating his story of survival to others (for a small fee, of course.)

Effects[edit | edit source]

Improves bravery and strength in whoever holds the scalp. The user's skin becomes tanned enough to become preserved, while the scalp painfully removes itself as if by cutting. During removal, the user becomes paralyzed and demonstrates signs of death, but remain alive. After removal, the nerves in the user's head become damaged, and are unable to sense the elements.

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