The Sanctuary Network

A video conference call featuring a number of Sanctuary Heads of House.

The Sanctuary Network is a global organization of safe havens for abnormals. While some abnormals come to the Sanctuary of their own free will, seeing it as their home, other abnormals are considered too dangerous to be allowed to run free in the wild. It was founded by Gregory and Helen Magnus in order to protect abnormals and humans from each other.


The Sanctuary Network is governed by the council of the Heads of House.


Sanctuary Houses

There were a grand total of 22 Sanctuaries located across the globe before being vastly consolidated down to only 3 locations in early 2012 by Magnus.

Support Locations

In addition to numerous Sanctuaries, there are 'off-site' storage facility locations that are used to hold abnormals in the case of an emergency.[1] Other minor locations include safe houses for abnormals to stay at temporarily.[2]

Defense Forces

Though little of it has been seen, the Sanctuary Network keeps their own paramilitary defense force, mostly made of humans but also consisting of abnormals. These soldiers guard the Sanctuaries in event of invasion, and have even been shown to be pulled together using militaristic tactics to coordinate assaults. While the number of soldiers have not been mentioned, they are quite well equipped with automatic weapons, state of the art technology and even a small fleet of warships. The defence forces can also be used for high risk operations and surveillance of targets they are often seen wearing black body armour and carrying submachine guns, carbines, assault rifles or stunners, Declan McRae is often seen leading defence force teams some members appear to be former special forces soldiers

Building Protection

Each Sanctuary has layers of internal protection to try to shunt building access in the case of either invasion from outside forces and or to prevent an abnormal housed within the building from escaping. Major doorways / archways throughout the structure conceal very large heavy metal slabs that are suspended above. At the activation of a button, the giant metal plate will slam down, closing off the hallway.[3] [4] [5] Sanctuaries also have metal shutters that will cover over all of buildings glass windows.[5]

Funding and Government Support

In the year 1908, Magnus and Dr. James Watson undertook a bounty contract by the Prime Minister of the British Government under orders from King Edward VII to stop Adam Worth.[6] Fulfillment of this contract granted the Sanctuary full funding and governmental support for ~103 years until early 2011 when the deal was terminated by the U.N. Security Council due to Magnus refusing to hand the Network over to Greg Addison.[7] Because of this, the Network lost all governmental privileges, including things such as: access to secure government intelligence agency databases[8], their monopoly on dealing with abnormals, and breaks on their property taxes and utility bills[9].



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  1. Episode 2x05 - "Pavor Nocturnus"
  2. Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary for None, Part II"
  3. Episode 0x08 - "Webisode 8"
  4. Episode 1x03 - "Fata Morgana"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Episode 2x02 - "End of Nights, Part II"
  6. Episode 3x08 - "For King and Country"
  7. Episode 4x03 - "Untouchable"
  8. Episode 4x12 - "Sanctuary for None, Part I"
  9. Episode 4x04 - "Monsoon"