Out in a town a pestilence is waning the townspeople the illness is known as "the red death" and the disease makes those who are infected with it have terrible dizziness, bleeding of the pores, and death in the next 30 minutes.
In the castle there were 7 rooms blue,purple,green,orange white,violet and most importantly a red and black room with a single clock which every hour its would ring and everyone would freeze in fear.
In the room of the masquarade at the stroke of midnight everyone stops and notices a person standing wearing a mask that resembles a skull or corpse with red all on their hand. The king orders whoever it was be exterminated at once since it runined the party and reminded them all that the red death is still out there.
When king prosperous finally catches the masked intruder he then falls dead to the floor as if the masked intruder killed him using nothing but his will power.
After kin prosperous has perished everyone at the party died from the red death as the clock rings its twelvth chime.
There are 3 important symbols in this story. The first is the skull mask or the person. The mask represents the illness or horseman of the apocolypse pestilence or even the grim reaper. The clock represents deaths hourglass when its out your done on this earth. Finally the masks or masqurade represent fear since people use masks to hide them selves or from others.