"Asylum" is set in a mental institution called Glass Asylum which has a mysterious connection to a dystopian parallel universe called The Ring. In The Ring, the patients of the hospital are the privileged elite, known as Divine Children, and gifted with abilities corresponding to their psychosis. Alongside the mysterious and fascist deity known only as Father, Divine Children are a holy army, oppressing the population. But Father's army has dwindled to only a few, and they have lost control of the clans who inhabit the outer territories. Everything changes when new Divine Children begin to fill The Family's ranks, but they question the power and methods of Father's holy empire.