I asked Doyce about this, and am reposting it as a question to the group with his blessing. It feels like we've partitioned our interesting NPCs into two places. The oddball but colorful mundanes like Nono, the "voted most likely to be AEGIS undercover agent" Taz, etc. in one school, our super-rivals and potential allies in another. What if we combined them, at least for awhile? Okay, how? Several kids took refuge from the Yule Lads' attack at Halycon High South. There was a battle with some of the teen heroes, but the school got seriously damaged. Snow and ice got in too, the boiler blew, the place is going to need a few months' renovation. In the meantime, the kids have to go SOMEWHERE, so local schools, including Gardner, graciously open their doors to all the kids affected by the winter attack. Gardner's best equipped to take in the kids in the AP classes and super-jumped-forward students like Adam better. Leo is Adam's "senior advisor/coach/mentor" during this transition and Gardner conveniently assigns either Jason or Harry as their "student guide" during the first week at Gardner. Pros: Everyone can be in the same place more of the time. I had originally intended Pneuma to come to school with Leo as well. If that wasn't happening before, she and Numina could start attending easily enough - especially if their paperwork is done. Charlotte sort of hangs out wherever, but if she wanted to come along for this, I see no reason she couldn't fit in. More PC/NPC interaction options! Concerns: This shouldn't mean Adam has to compromise his secret identity in any way - but I think he's the last person on the team who really cares about one. Leo only cares right now because of Rossum (who appears to know anyway) and fearing that coming out would expose Adam (because they are seen together). If there's something else that'll take care of Adam, Leo might feel better about coming out. It sounds like Doyce has some plans here as well that may help. Cons: It closes the door on any "two normal guys hanging together" stories that you could only tell if Leo & Adam were at the mundane school and didn't have all these crazy super-kids around them. I think there's still room for some of those, though. People may have school stories they want to tell at Gardner that are complicated by having a bunch of extra teammates hanging around. How do people feel about this? Yes, No, Maybe, Yes If...?