There are dark corners in the world that no human likes to acknowledge. Shadows that move past the corner of eyesight and mysterious sounds that go bump in the night are all just small manifestations to the truth that has plagued humankind since the beginning. There are demons among us. In ancient times past these creatures from the other plane plagued humanity with dark intent and a lust for more power. Seen as inferior, humans were hunted down and consumed until the mere mention of these creatures sparked stories to tell children in the dark.
That was before humanity struck back and the first Devil Hunters arrived. Those few brave humans risked life and honor in the eternal quest of vanquishing those of the supernatural who would dare to prey on humans. Grown in strength and number, it wasn’t long before the demons were forced back and the world was safe to prosper again. But the Devil Hunters remained, always tasked with punishing those malicious spirits who would breech the human world with evil deeds.
That was then, and this is now. In the current day, human society remains unaware of the dark truth of their history, their tales passed down and labeled into legend. There are still demons for where there is light, there is always darkness. The once small group of Devil Hunters have since expanded worldwide into an organization bent on protecting humanity from the very shadows the demons inhabit. The DHA, or Devil Hunter Agency, sees fit to maintain the safeguard of humans at all costs; but there is trouble brewing in those very same shadows.
In the Japanese branch of the DHA, a sudden influx of malicious beings, or Youkai, are stirring up. Perhaps it’s just an anomaly of the world, or perhaps it yields the foreshadowing of something greater set in motion. Rumors of a powerful Youkai group surfacing have been passed down from whispers and worry. To what end does truth lie in such rumors? Nobody knows. All that is known, the sole truth of the world, is the simple creed of the DHA.
“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow cast.”
Setting and Info
Although the DHA extends far and wide globally, the majority of the RP, for now, will be taking place in the Japanese branch. As the name implies, the focus of the RP will be the hunting and slaying of demons, or Youkai. From there, players will be acting as the moving forces in the narrative. There are two classes of Devil Hunter acting within the DHA, both very distinct from one another: Devil Feeders and Devil Bringers. Devil Feeders are agents who use magical abilities and other supernatural power via contract with a benevolent demon or Youkai. However, they forsake all human tools and weaponry for the sake of power.
A Devil Feeder must rely on their contracted partner in battle along with any ability they’ve gained via the pact. Furthermore, in order to maintain such power, they must constantly feed on the flesh of demons or Youkai. Devil Bringers are the opposite. These are humans who do not rely on the contracts of the supernatural and thus, are able to use the tools and weaponry of mankind to accomplish their goals. More often than not, these tools are blessed in some manner to assist in their devil hunting missions. As one can imagine, there is some debate between the two classes of hunter within the DHA.
That said, I plan to allow players an option of three roles within the RP; either a Devil Hunter of either variant or a demon/Youkai acting as an antagonistic force. For the latter, I’ll only be allowing a small number of players in the role though. Those who play Devil Hunters will be acting as modern samurai of sorts, hunting malicious beings and solving the mystery of the demonic players. I have some idea of a possible fourth role, that being of allowing people to play as contracted demons to Devil Feeders, but I’m hesitant on that for now unless people are interested in it.
In any case, this is just an initial check to gauge for some reaction so if there’s any questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to mark them below.