By Matt Cowger, (c) 1998
REAL NAME: Sandy Pikonen
OCCUPATION: EPA Environmental Scientist
EDUCATION: Biochemistry Ph.D., University of Colorado
SPECIALTIES: Laboratory Analysis
BACKGROUND: Sandy Pikonen was always more comfortable in a lab then anywhere else. She had a deep love of ideas and an appreciation for nature that precluded much else in her life. This earned her some ridicule from her peers growing up, and her high-school years were a pretty lonely affair. She graduated early and went to college to get away from teenage social games. It was in college that she finally found a group that she really felt she could mesh with, a group of radical wanna-be ecoterrorists who took the budding young scientist into their fold. She at last felt she fit in somewhere.
Sandy was torn between her studies and a desire to throw herself more fervently towards “the cause.” She engaged in a number of illegal sabotage runs with the other members of the group until an accident happened. While trying to damage some pieces of highway machinery one of the group set off a large fertilizer bomb, killing himself and severly injuring another member of the group. Sandy fled, and with dilligent lying was able to avoid any legal entaglements. She threw herself into her studies after this, graduating at the top of her class.
After drifting for a bit she took a job with the EPA, hoping to legally accomplish what she almost was arrested for four years previous. She was a serious worker, but a bit distant from her peers. This distance turned to her advantage when she discovered a member of the agency was covering for a local industrialist. She detected the firm deliberatly releasing a strange biological agent (bits of shoggoth tissue) into the water supply of a small town. Her investigations revealed a conspiracy within the EPA to cover this event up. She was put into the witness protection program for a brief time and was the target of at least one assassination attempt. With time, the criminals were found and tried and Pikonen was allowed to return to her job. She had attracted the attention of more then criminals and cultists, though, and within six months was contacted by members of Delta Green. After being shown corroberating evidence of a similar event in another small midwestern town, Sandy was convinced and discovered, at long last, another cause with which she could apply herself, feel like she belonged to, and that also had an air of mystery.
Sandy is a deligent researcher but intensly dislikes violence and refuses to go on outings that will lead to it. She does not carry a weapon of any sort. She is an incredible source of scientific knowledge and analysis but must be dealt with a bit cautiously; she’s known to have the occasional breakdown.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Tenebrae@Earthling.net
STATS FOR SIMULATION EXERCISES:
Sandy Pikonen, age 35
Education: Biochemistry Ph.D., University of Colorado
Occupation: EPA Environmental Scientist
STR 8 CON 13 SIZ 12 DEX 10
APP 9 INT 15 POW 7 EDU 17
HP 12 MP 7 SAN 30
Idea 75% Luck 35% Know 85%
Skills: Art (Drawing) 70%, Biology 88%, Botany 70%, Chemistry 82%, Computer Use 42%, Credit Rating 20%, Cthulhu Mythos 9%, Geology 25%, Law 25%, Library Use 45%, Mathematics 35%, Medicine 40%, Natural History 45%, Pharmacy 65%, Physics 25%, Zoology 35%
Languages: English (own) 85%, Latin 55%
Attacks: None above base
Appearance: A dumpy woman in her early thirties, Sandy has mousy brown hair and her hazel eyes are always slightly pink from the contact lenses she forgets to clean. She is a bit heavyset for her height, so she continually wears loose-fitting dark sack-like dressess and sweaters. She stands 5’4″ and weighs 143 lbs.