The "Red Death" had long devastated the country and when half of Prince Prospero's kingdom died he retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys and held a grand party for a thousand hale and light-hearted friends.
At Prince Prospero's grand party.
A sudden silence fell upon everyone as a masked figure caught the attention of everyone at the party.
As soon as the prince laid eyes on the masked man he said "Who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery? Seize him and unmask him.
As the words left the prince's mouth it all was silent all but the sound of the bodies of the people around him falling because they were dead.
Prince Prospero was left all alone with no one but the life less bodies surrounding him and death was nowhere to be seen.