Itex is a militia-like group that is dedicated to creating mutants, human hybrids, in order to create an elevated group of organisms that they alone can control. They use human test subjects that are either taken willingly or by force to participate in sometimes excruciating experiments to alter their physical form. They are mixed with animal and/or plant DNA, typically at birth or when they're babies. From there they grow animal and/or plant like appendages and developing animal tendencies along with powerful abilities. While most mutants are intelligent and self aware, the scientists that created them torture and abuse the poor lifeforms in order to further their research.
Even in such bleak circumstances, there is hope. These organizations aren't perfect. Some mutants manage to escape, able to run and be free! Finally free!
But where do they go now...?
If they're lucky, some mutants can find a safe haven. Some form gangs to have safety in numbers. Then there are a few sympathizers who fund the building of safe havens for mutants to live long, normal, and happy lives.
You're a mutant who's been lucky enough to find one of these homes out in the rolling hills of Scotland.
Welcome to Hawkings Manor.