" 'Do you remember this melody? The professor used to play this song when the students were sleepy. Happy birthday.' "
- Abnormality Log
Theresia (T-09-09) is a TETH Tool Abnormality in the form of an ornate, yet rusty music box. There's a wind-up key on its side and a ballerina performing an arabesque pose on its top. While in use a cacophonous music box tune can be heard.
Theresia's ability triggers when an employee uses it. During use, a tune plays and overtime, employees of the same department as the Abnormality will start to recover 10 SP every 5 seconds. Using it for more then 30 seconds, the employee using it will enter into Panic and get out of the containment. If the employee using it isn't of the same department where Theresia is located, the user will not recover SP.
The player can stop the work at any moment and the time of panic will reset.
Theresia's basic information takes 30 seconds of using to unlock, the information gained is:
- Name of the Abnormality
- Subject classification
- Risk Level ( TETH)
- Type of Abnormality (Continuous)
The details of her origin are mostly unknown, but can be deduced from the sentence carved on the music box that it was a gift for someone for their birthday, probably taken from a professor.
Log and Method
"A music box with an impressive sculpture of a dancing ballerina."
"Those who listen to Theresia’s music will recover SP, including the employee playing the music box and everyone in the department where the Abnormality is located."
"When wound up, a sad melody begins to play. No one knows when it was made or who made it, but it doesn’t seem to be new judging from the slight skips in the song."
"When 20 to 30 seconds have passed after the music box begins playing, the SP of the employee operating the music box will begin to fall rapidly, causing them to panic."
"There are a few phrases crudely carved on its surface: “Do you remember this melody? The professor used to play this song when the students were sleepy. Happy birthday.” "
"Listening to this music box will make anyone feel like everything will be okay in the end, lifting their fatigue. However, excessive listening will make one lose grip on reality, and be driven mad."
- Theresia was originally on the official website of the game, with a different concept. Her previous subject number was "T-02-09-W (T)", with the (T) probably meaning Tool. Formerly named Teresia, it had a humanoid appearance, in the form of a skinny 'ballerina' dancer of white skin, black eyes, pointy long legs, wearing a flower-like skirt with a blue flower on it and some sort of pink helmet with a pair of small wings in the sides. It also include the next log:
“There was an experiment on the effects that the said Abnormality’s had on people. We tested it among [Redacted] employees. We were trying to find out what they were thinking: the common words, common images, common feelings they had while they were listening to the music. It was a surprise to find that an image of a long-haired girl, a garden filled with flowers, ‘siblings’, and ‘nostalgia’ were all common themes. Oh, and also ‘frightening’. That’s all we found out. There was no set conclusion from this experiment.”
- It‘s possible that being classified as ‘Trauma‘, maybe is because of the unseen events that the music box actually drove the students insane and then later was given as a gift to someone. It could also represent Dementophobia (the fear of insanity).