On occasion, before the teachers disappeared, a student would arise who seemed powerful or charismatic or intelligent enough to become a rival of Regan or Goneril. Generally these students would suffer from accidents bizarre even by Edgewood standarts, often involving the Forever Crevice in the floor of the southwest cellars. Many, however, simply disappeared.
This led to speculation that the Administrators were creating some kind of program for particularly exceptional children, a loosely knit community of malicious inventors and their hulking machines. The Administrators deny this, and insist that all of Edgewood's students are "exceptional in at least some meaning of the word." Nonetheless, it is difficult to ignore the dust that occasionally falls from the shaking ceilings, or the clanking noises emanating from the upper floors.