Journal Excerpt, dated June 1.
Special Affairs Division. Of all the names to give it, that would have to be one of the worse. At least, it was one that would be remembered, if only for all the wrong reasons. While it was originally slated to be a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, it was formally made a sub command of the Department of Homeland Security, since some of the threats were of international origin, and unknown to many civilians, under the right circumstances, Agents of that department would conduct operations overseas, much to the annoyance of other Intelligence agencies.
But S.A.D. was brought into being to deal with something that the Government was forced to acknowledge, in a completely black box approach. Increasing number of cases were accumulating that had anomalies that could not be rationally explained, and current methods of investigation and procedural work could not deal with. Essentially, S.A.D. was like the X-Files, except fully sanctioned, resourced and with a clear set of parameters to work within.
We are going after what has been declared to be paranormal entities and practitioners. Monsters and wizards!
But we were all brought together, about twenty of us, sat down in a large room with several tables, and shown the evidence compiled, without any interpretations made by other intelligence or security personnel. The air of skepticism shown by most of those present dissipated while they searched for reasons to explain the evidence given to us. While I looked into the occult as a hobby, even I found it hard to bring my mind around to accepting what I saw, and believing that it was or tampered evidence, nor hypothetical fabrications. Even taking a step outside "known reason" and extrapolating on the shallow knowledge I possessed, some of the crimes were carefully used examples of what could only call Magic.
Further, there were files of several individuals who's activities were not capable of normal humans. Feats of strength, resilience, agelessness and other capabilities that had been meticulously documented that showed individuals of frightening capabilities. It was enough to make several agents go pale when they realized that this was not a delayed April Fool's prank, and the powers at be were deadly serious.
Not long after, we conducted a substantial question-answer session, which seemed to polarize the views of those present, and to use a bad pop culture reference, into "Scully" & "Mulder" camps. Fortunately, everyone kept things civil, but it was clear that there would be some ongoing differences of opinions and methods of resolution of the unknown elements of the cases and individuals concerned.
But within the next few weeks, we were going to be assigned our official partners, and then let loose on the case load that we had inherited.
While there is no real plot attached yet, there is plenty of scope for what can be done, to who, with what, etc. The category will be Human Freeform - whatever, all depending on the exact nature of the missions and the desires of the other writer. Yes, there will be supernatural, but to start with at least, both characters will be stock standard humans; no paranormals (Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shifters, etc). Though if that remains true will be dependent on what happens in game.