The Philadelphia Crusade
Sin-Eaters are regular humans who have experienced a near-death episode and return to the world of the living with insight into the dead and a compulsion to seek out and resolve hauntings and ghostly manifestations. Most Sin-Eaters are somewhat nomadic, moving from city to city and even visiting small towns in search of their quarry, only settling down in the largest of cities. In the Northeast US, New York is the unofficial capital for krewes and their Twilight Network, a communication system written in ways only they can understand. For the surrounding cities; Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, most Sin-Eaters will travel to and from, having a general area that they take interest in. A Sin-Eater may spend three years in Philadelphia, feel that he’s solved what he could, and spend the next three investigating various cities in Virginia before returning to a new set of problems.
With their nomadic habits, Sin-Eaters rarely involve themselves in attempting to control territory, or invest themselves in the dour politics and power games of humans and supernaturals. They make allies and solve ghost-related problems and accept the benefits of doing so; a Sin-Eater might clean a few haunted Maleficarum churches and accept lodging as payment, and then seek out personal issues and desires. Without a wide-spread legitimized political structure or social demands, Sin-Eaters are nations unto themselves, and are most likely of all the supernatural variants to ally with hunters, vampires, or mages to use their talents and achieve their personal goals.