A supernatural, original-character world taking place on an Earth where all the folklore, all the mythical and supernatural stories are true. The supernatural beings are rare and easily hidden from the normal world, either hidden away from civilization or disguised as humans in the everyday world. These beings are so well-hidden and rare that even human-seeming children occasionally rise from the crowd with supernatural blood. Some inherit the trait from an ancient ancestor's genes, while others are borne from a supernatural being and human and grow up an orphan without any realization of who they really are. These children grow up normally, humanly, save for subtle flags and signs of their difference. Despite being good kids, they tend to be..."wrong" in some way. Problematic, lack of self control, in their own heads just a bit too much. These children tend to be dismissed as simply "problem children," but the Kepler Foundation knows better.

These problem children quickly fall into the Kepler Foundation as soon as they become too much for their guardians, or their orphanage. The child is taken in and sent to the Maddox House for Troubled Children, where they learn to improve themselves, attend therapy, are given medication to lead them in the right direction. However, after suffering through being observed constantly, judged, tested on like lab rats, the children have no escape. At 18 years, they are sent to the West Wing of the house with the implication that they can finally leave, start their lives outside. When they step through that door, though, they find themselves instead in a new prison, and the real testing begins.

The Maddox House is a third-person, past-tense, literary roleplay server! We take existing supernatural/mythical human-like beings from folklore and explore human-supernatural intermingling, testing the harsh potential-realities of "what if magical beings were real?" While the characters will each be associated with a specific supernatural being, we are more focusing on the characters themselves, and the suffering that comes with being "gifted." Please feel free to join to read more in-depth explanations of the world and setup, or ask questions if you have any!