The Spirit Keepers
In the world of Liminal Chronicles, humans view Yokai as basically immortal. This isn't quite right. Yokai can live for many millennia. New ones are constantly brought into existence, though at a slower rate than they are disappearing. These spirit beings can be killed or can grow old and fade away, under the following conditions:
Very few people believe in them or their kind.
The Japanese population they are spiritually linked to shrinks to where the spirits can not be maintained, due to lack of ki and/or belief.
What Do the Keepers Do?specialized group of priests and mages, are called in. These brave people do their best to help the fading spirit beings—to revitalize them, and if not, to ease their suffering and transition to the realms beyond for their permanent dwelling place. Once their form in the mortal world is transferred, they cannot return to this realm. ki users able to defend and protect themselves, all around them, and even the yokai they are serving.