Japan, late-Edo period. Youkai roam free across the land, bringing havoc and chaos. In the midst of the turmoil are four warriors, vigilantes that serve justice as they see it. They bring their blades down on the necks of all criminals, be they great or small, but their sworn mission is to exterminate all youkai who break the peace between the two worlds. Little do the civilians know that the vigilantes that rain death upon the demons are demons themselves. A kitsune, a fox demon, fur as white as snow. A tengu, a crow goblin, feathers black as the night. A shinigami, a god of death, dark and unfeeling. And a hebi, the snake demon, silently smiling, waiting patiently to sink fangs into your neck. Unrivaled in their skill, they wear the bright red robes that give them their name. Being higher demons allows them to have human forms that are pleasing to the eye. It also allows them to have shikigami, smaller and usually young demons that serve them faithfully, as well as the ability to summon a companion that allows them to travel quickly. The members of the Scarlet Dance rarely sleep, for they mingle in society during the day and hunt demons at night. These three live in the shogun's city, Edo, where the demon activity is highest. They are the 緋色踊り, the Hiiro Odori. The Scarlet Dance. The Kitsune | Fox Demon ||| Haruka Tachibana ||| Katana Fox Fire | Delusion | Blood manipulation | 1037 years old Ren and Ran, children of the Seiryu, the Azure Dragon /// Courtesan \\\ 19 years RESERVED for Sycamore The Tengu | Crow Goblin ||| NAME HERE ||| WEAPON  Ability | Ability | Ability ||| Demon age Shikigami names /// Human occupation \\\ Human age The Shinigami | Death God ||| NAME HERE ||| WEAPON  Ability | Ability | Ability ||| Demon age Shikigami names /// Human occupation \\\ Human age The Hebi | Snake Demon ||| NAME HERE ||| WEAPON  Ability | Ability | Ability ||| Demon age Shikigami names /// Human occupation \\\ Human age To join: Fill out one of the three remaining profiles above, and PM me two pictures of your character- one in demon form, one in human form. Make sure the pictures are anime and relatively similar to each other. Scale them to exactly 150 by 150 pixels. Write a writing sample- Around two paragraphs should be plenty- and PM that to me as well. Note: your writing and grammar in the actual roleplay itself should be as close to perfect as possible <3 I expect around 5 to 8 paragraphs (not just dialogue, because that doesn't count. A paragraph is 5 to 8 good sentences!) per post! Not too much, not too little. If you haven't realized already, you should have some sort of knowledge about Japan and Japanese youkai if you want to join. Like honestly, why the heck are you joining if you don't know anything about Japan? Yeesh. Go watch some anime for heaven's sake. Ooh, and if you have friends who like Japan, please please please tell them about this roleplay cause I wanna get it up and running as soon as possible. :) Thanks so much for following directions!