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The Maddox House for Troubled Children

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!
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Supernatural with a twist
Disclaimer: I am one of the admins, so obviously this is a biased review, but I try to make these reviews more as additional information about the server!

This server is much more than the usual slice of life, supernatural rp servers. Of course, S-O-L and supernatural are good in their own rights, but I and the founder of this server wanted something with plot, something more realistic despite the magical aspect. So, that's exactly what we made!

This server, instead of just taking a power or general supernatural label and applying it to a character, focuses on mythology and folklore. Characters are half-human, half-mythical, so members actually do research on the mythical creature they would like to use and then come up with their own interpretation. This I find to be a really fun twist, because we explore more uncommon themes and aesthetics. We find out about creatures we've never heard of before, get lost in the research of new creatures, and then get to apply all of that with our own style to our characters! This provides loads of variation in characters, which is a cool additional benefit. We have dhampirs, were-creatures, and witches, but also kikimoras, cynocephalus, manananggals, hulders, and yuki-onnas.

Basically, this server is a great place for people who are interested in researching the ancient and obscure!