Are you afraid of the dark?

Are you afraid of the dark?

an age progression adventure story with a large focus on chinese folklore

155 readers have visited this universe since yunn created it.


are you afraid of the dark?
the town of heshun is a small village with over ten centuries worth of history. the population just under ten thousand with the majority being the elderly while most working-age adults find better jobs located a couple kilometers away in the city center of yunnan, china. while not being secluded from the outside world or the latest advancements in technology and medicine the town still manages to preserve old traditions and culture.

however, with the passage of time stories and folk tales of the ancients and belief of superstition is dwindling. people slowly began to forget what secrets lie within the small town. it was in this town they had gathered and uncovered the hidden truth behind the strange happenings that happen within the town, their background, and themselves.

the story begins when all the characters are within their second year of middle school. during this time the students are all on their chinese new year holiday. as most children were from the village many spent their time playing within the village while some had a family vacation to the city. no matter what they did with their time they all made sure to come back in time for the annual lantern festival in town.

that day the cold night was suppressed by the warmth brought by the brightly lit lanterns. nearly everyone in the village gathered within the temple's courtyard, eating food, playing games, and praying for good fortune. it was on that fateful day did their fortunes changed.



the treasure-hunter
in the past treasure hunters were no more than mere grave robbers. with time the occupation has gained more prestige within the community and has been recognized in their efforts of uncovering secrets within the ancient era. he was from one of the renown families within the circle until an incident occurred with the head of the family, his father, and his mother had disappeared on an expedition. with them gone and him still being young the family's power declined. in the end, a retainer of his father had taken him to the town of heshun to go into hiding from those who are after the family's treasures. taken by me

the exorcist
born into a prestigious family known to expel evil since ancient times. even with its history, the family has never fostered such a genius. however, such geniuses were always given tribulations by the heavens. failing to overcome their tribulation the exorcist has come to heshun town to recuperate and test their fate hoping to receive answers on how to overcome their inner demons.

the diviner
an orphan. when they were just born they were left in front of the temple's gates. since then the one monk which resided and took care of the temple has taken them in hopes of having a successor as well as a companion on the path of the tao and buddhism.

the medium
it hasn't always been like this. at least that's what they think. they only remember seeing such abnormalities when they were seven. during their childhood, they weren't able to make out a distinction between

the fortunate

the cursed

Toggle Rules

The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

Taking place in...

Create New » Browse All » 0 Characters with stories to follow

There are no characters in this universe yet!

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 0 authors

There have not been any posts in this roleplay.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

There are no arcs in this roleplay.

View All » Create New » Quests

There are no quests in this roleplay.



Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.


Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.


You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 1 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.


While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

Add Group » 0 Factions to align with

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Add Character » 0 Characters played by your community

There are no characters in this universe yet!


By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.


You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in Are you afraid of the dark?. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

Notable Items

No items have been created yet!

The Market

Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

Market Data

Market conditions are unknown. Use caution when trading.

Quick Buy (Items Most Recently Listed for Sale)

Open Stores

Fullscreen Chat » Create Topic » Are you afraid of the dark?: Out of Character


  • Topics
    Last post

Most recent OOC posts in Are you afraid of the dark?

Are you afraid of the dark?

This is the auto-generated OOC topic for the roleplay "Are you afraid of the dark?"

You may edit this first post as you see fit.