The idea is that the group would be tied to the Albright Institute to help them deal with problems their powers given them. I've said there is a whole generation of kids that were exposed to the energies of the Terminus during the last invasion in my setting and that the Albright has been working with them over the years. The group would be brought together when the Institute was attacked while they were there for a normal checkup. They'd be a younger group, mostly between the ages of 17-20 (as the last invasion was in 1993 and most of these kids would've been 3-5 at the time of their exposure). After the initial incident was done and over Langston Albright would see the kids as a chance to raise the profile of the Institute (and maybe unknowingly help him find his successor) and offer to "sponsor" the group somewhat. Think a setup similar to that of X-Men: Evolution basically, the kids are giving a place to stay besides school (if they go) and home so they could learn more about how to use and control their powers.
Richard Dunn (Diamond)
Melissa Graves (Epitaph)
Keisha Nelson (Light Weaver)
Graham Clark (Rebound)
Sean O'Toole (Sundial)
Claremont Academy: Part of the deal that Langston Albright worked out for the kids was that they be able to attend Duncan Summers private school, recognized as one of the best in the country, a deal that rumor has it was hard made but neither man is talking about it.
Thus the kids from Albright have to deal with their fellow students at Claremont.
The Students wrote:-Clarence ‘Clay’ Beaudrie: [Senior/12th grade] The youngest member of the socialite Beaudrie Family, there isn’t much his family can’t buy for him (including his powers). Clay thinks that he runs Claremont's halls as he pleases but there are some students who give him hassle.
-William ‘Sloth’ Polzysky: [Junior/ 11th grade] A massive teen who likes to throw his weight around, Sloth is the muscle of Clay Beaudrie. Often carrying out torment on Clay’s orders, though Sloth does have a couple meatheads of his own that follow his lead in giving some of the other students a rough time.
-Eric ‘Tag’ McGuit: [Freshman/9th grade] One of the smaller boys at Claremont, Eric has one of the largest mouths. He constantly talks trash and the moment someone tries to call him on it Eric is right in their face and more than willing to use his powers to settle his problems.
-Terrance Brown: [Senior/12th grade] A local boy from Freedom City, he ran around with the wrong crowd until Sonic showed him that his gang only cared for his ability to turn anything into gold. He’s shown that he’s smarter than he looks and is an Honor Student though he’s kept his street rat attitude.
-Daisy Gibbons: [Senior/12th grade] The most popular and perfect girl at Claremont (like she’d let you forget it). Daisy maintains her place of self appointed power by virtue of her powers - being physically perfect in almost every way possible. Daisy and her clique of gal-pals tend to hang out with Clay Beaudrie and his friends.
-Deidre Pawlowksi: [Junior/11th grade] An only child of a dedicated scientist, Deidre always was able to wrap Daddy around her finger. Never wanting for anything she grew to be a very spoiled girl that didn’t seem like she’d fair well without someone to provide for her. (not that she struggled to find someone who was willing to do that as long as she paid them some personal attention). When her powers manifested and allowed her to continue her way of life by manipulating her pheromones she realized she could always have her way. Fortunately Headmaster Summers found out about the girl and arranged for her to come to Claremont so she could be shown a better way to use her abilities (not that there’s been much luck in that department).
-Betsy Barcal: [Sophomore/10th grade] Has always been different from other kids right from the start of her life. Being born inside a rainbow colored egg that did open up until three years later to reveal a healthy three year old with skin that was the color of cotton candy. Because of her time spent gestating inside the egg Betsy has always suffered from educational issues combined with frustration over her obvious differences in appearance and the taunting she underwent. The problem was that Betsy was always stronger than a child her age (having the strength of an adult when she was only eight) and her odd skin seemed to be slowly hardening as she grew older, which led to her becoming the bully of her school at a young age. When she hit middle school Betsy’s strength finally hit low-level superhuman and soon her family was contacted by Headmaster Summers who promised his school could handle their daughter despite her powers and attitude (the fact that Betsy has fallen in with Deidre Pawlowksi and Daisy Gibbons hasn’t helped her attitudes as the other two girls use Betsy as their muscle).
-Shayla Bingham: [Sophomore/10th grade] A hyper-intelligent girl who was building her own custom computer systems at the age of seven, Shayla was the frequent victim of bullies. So when her family was offered a scholarship for her to attend Claremont she immediately liked the idea of going to a school where her intellect wouldn’t be cause for the teasing and taunts of her fellow students. However she’s been duped since day one by Deidre Pawlowksi into being the techie for her little clique. Now part of the ‘cool girl’ circle, Shayla is enjoying being part of the group (even if she is mostly ignored for the most part by the others until they need something from her. It’s best to be part of the club than not in her mind). Shayla has been working on building her own robot in her spare time (which is most of the time unless Daisy Gibbons or Deidre Pawlowksi have something specific for her to do. Nicknamed Toyboy, Shayla is close to having him finished. Currently she is working on building his personality chips [right now he’s fairly robotic in personality and doesn’t get right or wrong aside from killing is bad and kitties are cute]).
-Keiko Mingei: [Sophomore/10th grade] A normally quiet girl, Leiko is perhaps one of the more deadly students at Claremont thanks to her upbringing by her Yakuza assassin father. Trained from a young age in the arts of fighting, murder and theft Leiko has a skewed view of how to deal with people. Combined with her power to shrink down to only an inch tall there are few places she can’t eventually make her way into (either to get dirt on someone for Daisy Gibbons or Deidre Pawlowksi or steal the answers to the upcoming math test).
-Brian Zimmerman: [Sophomore/10th grade] A young man who is permanently stuck in some form of coal (soot, solid or combustion able) that has developed a bit of a jokester attitude as a result.
-Lance Barclay: [Sophomore/10th grade] Another of the more obviously mutated students at Claremont, Lance is just starting to come to terms with his inhuman looks.
-Jacob "Jake" Alexander: [Freshman/9th grade] Like his sister Liz, Jake comes from Hawaii and a family history of super heroics. His powers let him manipulate energy into various shapes with some creative uses. Jake is known for his habit of playing jokes on others and teasing his sister like all younger brothers do.
-Edet Cherono: [Sophomore/10th grade] From the nation of Dakana, Edet was the victim of an accident that bonded Daka Crystals to his body and gave him energy manipulating abilities as well as the ability to cover his body with them as well. Edet tends to get homesick from time to time but has managed to adjust fairly well to Claremont.
-Dale Devons: [Sophomore/10th grade] A victim of experiments done by the Power House, Dale has the ability to change into a multi-species form that mixes reptilian, equestrian, and mammal traits. This form (that Dale calls his Scaleface form) is easily angered and tends to overreact in combat. Because Scaleface can run amok so easily and has a different thought process than Dale does, the teen doesn’t like to change forms and often seeks to stay out of fights because of the damage his other self can do.
-Susanna Challenger: [Sophomore/10th grade] Hailing from the Lost World, Susanna is a jungle girl trying to get by in the big city now. Not that she’s really trying to fit in grant you, but she’s more than willing to take part in anything that even remotely sounds like it might be interesting or against the rules. Though she’s not a mean girl by any means, just a very independent girl who knows what she likes and doesn’t in life.
-Deucalion:[Freshman/9th grade] A strangely quiet young man who is encased from head to toe in an exotic looking armor that he can’t ever remove. He seems to have trouble dealing with social settings and while he’s managed to make some friends at Claremont (specifically Susanna Challenger, Felicia, Changeling, Dale and Edet Cherono) they are few but he trusts them without hesitation. Due to his slower learning process, Deucalion is part of the Specials class.
-Jean Moreau: [Freshman/9th grade] Able to manipulate thermal energies in a manner that lets her manifest both flame and ice abilities, Jean Moreau likes to flaunt her looks by flirting with all the boys she can as well as showing off all the jewelry she owns (which is strangely high dollar and valuable looking).
-Zaid Rahman: [Junior/11th grade] A Saudi national, Zaid loves being in America where he knows that he won’t be pressed into military service because of his powers or anything worse due to his being gay.
-Charles Kumble: [Junior/11th grade] Originally from Bombay, India. Charles loves to share all things from his home country with the other students - from trying to teach them how to play cricket, showing the kitchen staff how to cook meals of curry or showing various Bollywood movies. He’s always got a smile on his face and a good attitude.
-Felicia: [Sophomore/10th grade] Comes from Rio de Janerio, where she lived on the streets scrounging to get by and using her powers (which are feline based) to stay ahead of the police there. Felicia is permanently in her feral form and is lacking in formal education, she’s been placed in Specials class to catch up to the other students.
-Naomi Vasquez: [Junior/11th grade] A victim of child abuse by her father, she used her mental powers on him once they manifested and then ran away from home. She was found in San Francisco and brought to Claremont where she’s spent the last couple of years and has just started to be more like a normal teen (complete with pink dyed hair and several facial piercing).
-Alexis 'Liz’ Alexander: [Junior/11th grade] From Hawaii Liz is the second oldest child of three with energy projecting abilities that come from one of her parents (who has been hinted at being active during the late 80s and early 90s). She’s tormented by her younger brother, Jake, and his friends more than any other student.
-Francoise Gravois: [Sophomore/10th grade] A serious girl who comes across like she’s sizing up every time she sees you, she has her moments where she can be very no-nonsense while at the flip of a coin she’s all for a girl’s day out of shopping and such. Many of the other students aren’t too sure what to make of her yet given the two extremes of her personality.
-Angelina Freeman: [Freshman/9th grade] Not happy to simply let the teachers do their jobs, Angelina constantly questions everything. No seriously, everything they tell her is questioned by the girl. She is highly knowledgeable about the goings on in the local government and often times she is trying to rally others to help her protest something her liberal beliefs clash with.
-Kimberly “Kimmy” Miyako: [Freshman/9th grade] Deeply interested in pop culture, Kimmy is highly energetic and excitable. Constantly plugged into whatever the latest craze is, though she is a rabid fan of the Ranger styled shows that are so popular in Japan.
-Samuel Capote: [Junior/11th grade] A large student with metallic skin, obviously a mutant Samuel is well adjusted and has a strong love of pulling pranks but he hasn’t been spending too much time around the other students. He is the twin brother to Samantha Capote.
-Samantha Capote: [Junior/11th grade] A short, dark hair girl whose power is that of super speed (though she‘s not hyper like so many other speedsters). Much like her twin brother, Samuel Capote, Samantha enjoys a good prank and often is his partner in crime. Also like Samuel she has been involved in something that eats up a fair amount of her free time.
-Raymond “Ray” Gardener Jr.: [Senior/12th grade] Now the leader of the Next-Gen, Ray is outgoing and friendly to the majority of the school’s students. He is the proof that given the right training and motivation by the teachers there at Claremont that one can be a force for good.
-Nathan “Nate” Collins: [Junior/11th grade] When Nate first gained his fire based powers his parents happily shipped him off to Claremont. A fact he tries to forget about but still hurts him over a year and a half later, so he throws himself into study chemistry (his favorite subject and part of the reason he ended up with his powers in the first case) and developing his powers so that he never has to worry about causing another accident with them.
-Aeron Gwynn: [Junior/11th grade] A Welsh boy who had his druidic heritage awakened and followed a mysterious call that brought him to Claremont. His magic is more focused on a nature theme (plants and animals for the most part), though Aeron is skilled in making the most of them even though they’re not the most combat orientated. He spends much of his free time in the school’s garden (a place he feels the most connected to and something about it calls to him for a reason he’s not been able to figure out yet). Otherwise he can often be found in the library studying all he can about the workings of the eco-system of the world.
-Idalyz Melendez: [Junior/11th grade] Coming from Caracas Idalyz spent her first year at Claremont struggling to quickly learn English so she could communicate with her classmates. Her blindness allows her to judge those around her by their actions and behavior, something that has led to Daisy Gibbons and Deidre Pawlowksi to take an strong dislike of Idalyz. Most of the other students often will come to Idalyz to seek advice, her listening skills are on par with former ‘den-mother’ of the school Serena (aka Seven). Otherwise Idalyz will spend her free time playing one of her many stringed instruments (Idalyz is considered to prodigy in music).
-Shimonoseki “Shin” Koyama: Junior/11th grade] An enthusiastic computer operator who is always up to date with the latest hacker styles. Nine out of ten time he’s surfing the net using his custom built head-net (a device that lets him pick up wireless signals and lets him operate it with a combination of eye movements and facial ticks) as he makes his way across the campus.
-Rick White: [Senior/12th grade] Elite decided to go with this name as he never knew his own name. A very driven young man, he can be found at either the Doom Room (practicing his fighting skills and such) or the Library (trying to cram as much knowledge as he possibly can).
-Magni Thorson: [Junior/11th grade] A loud almost brash student, who none the less enjoys telling stories of his own personal adventures from before he came to this world. Magni is considered to be one of the most powerful students at Claremont and he’s more than willing to talk his way around a problem than to just use one of his hammers to do the job.
-Carrie Organa: [Junior/11th grade] This is the name Changeling has decided to go with as her ‘official cover name’ and still is the overly friendly, and very, very cheerful person she has been in the past. While she’s learned that not everyone is going to be as honest as she, Changeling is still somewhat lost when it comes to social issues.
The School Staff wrote:-Gabriel Marquez: The counselor for Claremont, he is confined to a wheelchair due to injuries he suffered during the Terminus Invasion. That event triggered his ability to nullify super abilities, something that Headmaster Summers saw as a very useful asset for the school. Besides being a fully accredited counseling professional Mister Marquez also has the credentials to teach and is in charge of the Specials class (the students who have a less than normal education and need to be taught differently).
-Jesse Perry: The English teach at Claremont who is actually a published writer. Granted his choice in work is more of a pulp style, that focuses on a character who is able to either phase through solid matter or hide himself from sight.
-Nathan Ross: A retired hero who was most active during WWII, he is in charge of running all exercises in the Doom Room as well as teaching tactics to the students.
-Alan Archer: The Physical Education teacher at Claremont, he’s the one that keeps all the kids in good physical shape.
-Stephanie Harcourt: The Science teacher (covering electronics, chemistry, mechanical just to name a few) , she tends to favor a hands-on style of teaching that lets her students see real world applications of the current subject.
-Leeroy Hawke: Claremont’s Ethics teacher, he is a reformed villain that is down to Earth and honest about the bad choices he’s made in the early part of his life.
-Darian Skyler: A highly intelligent man with several mathematics degrees that teaches all the required Math classes as well as Computer related courses at Claremont. He’s found of showing the student’s that their mind is their most important asset as opposed to their powers.
-Demetrius Kuzkin: The Arts teacher (music/drama/art) who makes sure his students are able to put on two theatre shows a year. He is also a very superstitious man who thinks that the theater is haunted and has many old world ways of dealing with them.
The layout of the grounds at Claremont Academy
Issue #1: Bright Beginnings
Issue #2: A Night Out
Issue #3: Musical Bash
Issue #4: Another Night Out
Issue #5 Brain Matters
Issue #6 Playing Through
Issue #7 Bay City Rolling
Issue #8 Any Which Way You Can
Issue #9 Blast From The Past