Mankind in its present state has been around for a quarter of a million years, yet only the last 4,000 have been of any significance. So, what did we do for nearly 250,000 years? We huddled in caves and around small fires, fearful of the things that we didn't understand. It was more than explaining why the sun came up, it was the mystery of enormous birds with heads of men and rocks that came to life. So we called them 'gods' and 'demons', begged them to spare us, and prayed for salvation. In time, their numbers dwindled and ours rose. The world began to make more sense when there were fewer things to fear, yet the unexplained can never truly go away, as if the universe demands the absurd and impossible. Mankind must not go back to hiding in fear. No one else will protect us, and we must stand up for ourselves. While the rest of mankind dwells in the light, we must stand in the darkness to fight it, contain it, and shield it from the eyes of the public, so that others may live in a sane and normal world. ============================================================================ You will play as a member of a task force chosen to deal with these dangerous items/creatures. Characters will be humanoid in nature, with some allowances for paranormal or supernatural abilities. However, I would prefer to keep those extremely limited. Base-line humans will be given better training and gear to compensate for the lack of special traits, and human characters will also be able to perform significant feats of athleticism on par with Olympic Athletes. Characters will face the possibility of death, however... so this RP will not be for the faint of heart or those afraid to lose a character.