FAQ Why is the school called The Lost and Found? - Miss Deveraux thought it was most fitting for its nature. Since the majority of the students have run away from home, and then collected and brought to the school, it is much like picking up left behind mittens on a playground. And where else do those missing mittens belong?
It says in the student handbook that students can be expelled, but the premise of the game states they can't leave the school. What happens to them? - Basically, jail. Since they're not fit to be out in the world with humans yet, they are sent to a detention facility, given one on one tutoring, and are allowed only the privilege that prison inmates receive. Good behavior can shorten their stay there and they will be released back to The Lost and Found.
Who are "They"? - I'm afraid that's classified.
Do all students have to be runaways? - Essentially, yes. Once puberty begins for a supernatural being, they have a flight instinct that drives them away from humans as self preservation. If a teen doesn't feel compelled to run away, or if they want to but feel too closely tied to their family, "They" will intervene with magic to temporarily make the teen believe they have to leave.
What about the vampires and lycanthropes? Or gifted humans with a gifted child? Would they be runaways as well? - Not necessarily. Because all supernaturals are tracked by "Them", all have been to a school like the Lost and Found, if not to that school itself. Therefore, their makers and sires would more than likely drop them off/abandon them at the school's steps. Gifted humans who have a gifted child (which is rare) would also send their child to a school when the time came.
But what if the lycan bit someone and they got away and now my character doesn't know they are a lycan? - Since "They" are always watching supers, if they see a lycan bite someone and not claim responsibility for it (ie leave them to die or fend for themselves), "They" will take action and get the newly bitten lycan to the school before the full moon.
So what happens to the families of the teenagers? Surely they'd put out a missing persons ad or come looking for them or something? - That can be up to the player. Because so many supernatural kids are in foster care, sometimes they can disappear without being too missed. However, if the family will miss the child, "They" will intervene. If the family seems receptive to the idea of a supernatural, they will be kept notified and the child may keep in contact. If, however, the family would put the supernatural world at risk, the child will be wiped clean from the books as though they never existed. [The reaction of the family is up to the player.]
Are "They" good or evil? - Probably both.
Why are so many supernatural children in foster care? - There are a few reasons for this. One, because species like demons, angels, banshees, sirens and fae don't stick around long in the human world. They get their freak on and then leave, which leaves some poor woman with a baby and no daddy. Or, in some cases, a female supernatural will stick around long enough to pop out a child and bounce, either leaving some poor daddy with a baby or leaving some baby on a firehouse doorstep. Second, and probably most importantly, it just makes things easier for the game's purposes.
If the students aren't allowed to leave campus, how do they buy clothing/food/anything? - There is an order registry on the school's private website where they can order provincials. Food is served in the cafeteria and the dorm common rooms have vending machines. Whatever the student wants, so long as it's legal and they're not too embarrassed to fill it out on an order form, they can get through the registry.
This place is almost like a prison, isn't it? - A little, yeah.
What happens if a student tries to escape? - They will receive a sharp, short shock, much like an electric fence. For the more persistent, they will be knocked unconscious and most likely will wake up in the infirmary. If they can manage to get past the security spells that keep them trapped on the grounds (which is unlikely)... Bad, bad things.
Are teachers trapped at the school? - No. Teachers have a pass card that allows them to pass through the spell barriers without issue. The students are not told this, though, for obvious reasons.
How does the internet work at the school? If they wanted to, couldn't a student upload video or photos of supernaturals and blow everyone's cover? - Students are allowed complete access to the internet. However, their activity is heavily monitored both manually and magically. Any activity that is deemed suspicious will lock the student's computer until either the alert is deemed harmless, or the student is brought in for disciplinary action. *Note: The monitoring also discourages students from discovering the exact location of the school.
My character was turned in their 20s. How would they fit in at this school? - They wouldn't. The Lost and Found is for students 11-19 only; anyone older would be sent to another school in another location.
If the school accepts students from ages 11-19, why can I only play a character 16+? - Since this is a game for adults, a lot of adult themes will occur. Sixteen is the general age of consent in North America, so this just prevents any underage inappropriateness.
Does the school only accept students from North America? - Nope! Because all the schools have been divided by age group, anyone between 11-19 would be sent to L'academie, regardless of where they are from.