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The Slow Renaissance of Abnormals

The Mid-to-Late 1800s

The Slow Renaissance of Abnormals

By the 1800s, almost nothing was known about Abnormals, and there was no official institution tasked with bridging the gap between standard humans and Abnormals. The only groups that expressed any interest in creatures or people with strange powers were forces of intolerance, interested in burning anyone who dared to be different.

Then, in the mid-nineteenth century, a British scientist named Dr. Gregory Magnus laid the groundwork for change. He began studying Abnormals and taking on the taboo issue as his passion, even though this alienated his colleagues and the rest of his scientific community. Nevertheless, he made amazing discoveries, learning about the potential Abnormal abilities waiting to be unleashed even in our own genetics. He even managed to work with the last large group of Abnormals in Bhalasaam.

His limited, hidden work space in England was, however, forced to resemble more of an experimental laboratory than any sanctuary. It wasn't until after Gregory introduced his daughter to his research that things started to radically change.

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