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Posted: Mar 3 2015, 03:36 PM
MEMBERGROUPS. 'Students' are those attending the Academy's high school or college program, where 'Elementals' are those who have graduated.
ELEMENTALS are an ancient, genetically evolved subspecies of the human race. Though their bodies work much the same, elementals have a gene that gives them their mental powers. They used to be large in numbers but are slowly dying out. Powers manifest during puberty, and so late-bloomers attend the Academy later.
THE ACADEMY has been around for centuries. It was originally created as a safe haven for elemental kind but evolved into a school when it became clear that many young elementals had trouble hiding their powers. Since then, attendance has become mandatory for elemental-kind. It also has a college program featuring a wide variety of majors, which is also mandatory for late enrollers.
MAPLE HOLLOW is the small city situated near the Academy with a population of 13,000. It contains the largest concentrated population of elementals in the world. There is no other sign of civilization for miles.
MORTALS do not know of the elementals, nor are they meant to. Elementals fear being used as weapons of war and so the community tries to keep itself as secluded and safe as possible.
ALLIANCES have always dictated inter-elemental relations. Fire and Thunder are like of mind and Water and Earth stick together, while Wind elementals go where they please. Friendships outside of one's alliance are frowned upon, relationships even more so, but it's not entirely unheard of. Students of the Academy arguably take alliances much more seriously than their grown counterparts.