From publisher blurb:
You’re ghosts who for some reason linger around today, and who inhabit animals to protect those still living from otherworldly peril.
Defenders in the Mist is a Backstory Cards Setting Grid to use during the Backstory Cards process. Taking turns going around the table, each player draws a Backstory Card and answers the prompt on the card, referring to the setting grid for random elements.
Think of it like a dynamic campaign or one-shot outline.
Some of us are chosen when we die, not to move to a great reward or punishment beyond, but to dwell in the Mist—a twix- place shielding the Unknowable Light and Darkness from the living world. We battle to protect those we’ve left behind from horrors we can perceive by possessing the bodies of animals; we’re Mistriders.