Ready or NotSt. Joan's Asylum for the Incurable was once a dazzling establishment. In its hay day, it had countless numbers of patients. The hundreds of luxury rooms each accommodated two comfortably, with separate bedrooms, private baths and a living room. Below ground were the solitary confinement chambers, far away from the sunny display of the main level. Paid for in full by a wealthy psychotherapist, the hospital was a thriving metropolis for people that therapy could not, in that day, relieve of their ailments.
From those declared criminally insane by law to private tenants paid for by opulent relatives the place was swarming with loons. This all changed overnight when Bertrand A. Mannfield, the founding proprietor, died suddenly. His heart had given out in his sleep, and his fortune had no heir. His will was long untouched since the grand opening of St. Joans and declared his riches to various charities. The hospital was shut down within a week.
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