Ghost Files: The River of Ashes
The city of Ash Grove: born from a legend, steeped in tradition, and--unknown to mere mortals--tied to supernatural forces. Beneath the ancient river flowing through the town and under the streets lies a dark and terrible secret that, if awakened, will put every life in the city at risk. When a strange artifact related to this secret is stolen from the Ash Grove Museum, higher powers must get it back...and to do so, they'll need the help of a number of gifted people. The worlds of demons and humans collide as a struggle to save thousands of lives from annihilation begins!
This RP is based on the anime/manga series Yu Yu Hakusho, but aside from catching a few references here and there, you don't need to be overly familiar with the series to play. Basically, there exist two worlds side by side--the Human world, which we're all familiar with, and the Spirit world, which can technically be further subdivided into the Demon world and some other places we won't get into until later, if at all. Sometimes, beings from one world go to the other and cause trouble--such as man-eating demons. In cases like these, the Spirit World makes use of Spirit Detectives, people with extraordinary abilities who are allowed to pass between the different worlds to handle cases that Spirit World can't interfere with directly.
Our characters will take the roles of those spirit detectives, though they may not hold such titles at the very beginning, or even be aware of their powers. Their mission will be to prevent a mysterious catastrophe related to the city's distant past. Along the way, they'll fight monsters, demons, and who knows what else, and develop their unique spiritual powers.
Take note that this RP is intended to be a bit on the short side. The reason for this is that I notice a lot of RPs around here tend to start off with several people interested, then a lot of folks disappear or drop the RP. The few people who are left do okay for a while, until they drop too, and about two weeks later, the RP is dead and everyone moves on to the newest, shiniest toy. So I've already laid out the plot above in a fair amount of detail, so that we have a clear goal. Once that goal is accomplished, unless there's a great deal of people who want to continue, the RP will end, hopefully before its "newness" wears off.
So with all that being said, do I have any takers?