Edit: Dammit! Too late :<
In the police department HQ in Anytown, America, there's a certain manila folder in a certain drawer in a certain file cabinet. Said folder is "the case". Everyone knows about "the case", but no one seems to be able to explain what it is—what the crime was, who was involved, and whether anyone was charged or the case resolved. The new rookie detective, when he begins to ask questions about "the case", is promptly summoned to the chief's office and sternly told to cut it out. But the detective must satisfy his curiosity... The thought that the department is neglecting a case, and possibly allowing a violent criminal to go free, is too much for this wide-eyed idealistic rookie. He finds out that the chief has the keys to the drawer with "the case" and steals it late at night after everyone has gone home. The folder is old, with an odd occult-looking seal binding it. The detective sits down to examine the folder, removes the seal... And discovers that it's full of pictures of corpses on operating tables. The detective learns, from notes in the folder and annotations in the margins of the photos, that each photo is of a serial killer who was caught and killed, whether by police suicide or execution—but why the department keeps this old folder with pictures of their dead bodies around is a mystery. The detective takes the folder home with him to do some research, figuring no one will notice the absence of the forbidden folder.
The very next day, there's a murder. One of the secretaries at HQ has been killed—in the style of a well-known serial killer. But said serial killer has been dead for twenty years...
It turns out that the town exists in a kind of spiritual vortex where souls cannot progress to the afterlife, whether benign or evil. The benign ones, for the most part, don't bother anyone—but to contain the evil souls, specifically the ones of ritualistic serial killers, the police department must solicit the help of a "psychic photographer" to trap the killers' souls in photographs immediately after their deaths. Their souls remain trapped in the photos as long as the seal on the folder remains unbroken.
Rise to Power
edited 17th Mar '13 4:48:49 PM by Alma
You need an adult.