It's important to note at this point that this idea isn't fully formed in my head. So by all means ask questions if you have any, but even I may not be able to answer them. This is something that I'm open to having help to build, whether it's through suggestions or just random thoughts. However, just because I haven't thought this through completely that doesn't mean that I don't want this roleplay to happen provided there's interest. So I'll sum up my idea really quickly and if you like what you see then post a message below! If I get a few responses from people who would love to do it then I'll set up another thread. Little is known about the Aldertree Institute other than it has been owned by the Mayhew family for eight generations. Some believe it's a haunted house filled with nothing but the ghost of a jilted lover. Others believe that it's a house of ill repute, where the owner takes his mistress' to have his way with them. A few insane religious nuts believe that it's the home of satan worshipers. But it is none of the above. In fact, no one really knows what it's for unless of course you're a patient there. Founded in 1893, the Aldrertree Institute for the Magically Distressed is a hospital of sorts for those humans who have been affected by those of a magical nature. Or at least, it was until it was shut down in 1998. They helped out dozens, if not hundreds, of patients with their ailments whether it was to cure them completely or to just help them to deal with the changes to their lives. A.I.M.D helped them all no matter what afflicted them. But now after an eighteen-year break, the institute has opened again. And half a dozen patients, whether they be new or old, have been invited to receive treatment whether they are forced to turn into an animal or catch on fire whenever they sneeze, this is the place to be. I know it's a tiny bit like X-men.... all people with abilities coming together, but think of this more like an alternative universe. It wouldn't be a school because I really don't want to go into the whole 'lesson' thing and try to get everyone in the same place because in my experience it slows the roleplay waaaaay down. And also I don't think there should be people who can 'control' things. This isn't really an elemental roleplay, so while I did mention the guy who catches on fire he can't control the fire itself. It's still fire. As for how the characters got these afflictions, I am thinking maybe witches rather than mutations? Like curses and things like that.... they wouldn't be a main part of the rp (though that is an option for the future) because it would mostly be about the characters interacting.... but anyway thoughts?