As the red death goes around killing the commoners in the land Prince Prospero invites his 1000 friends to live in his palace locked up and "safe" from the deadly sickness
As the Red Death rages on outside the Prince Prospero entertains with servants, fools, and dancers his friends best he can to distract them from the fear of Red Death. Into there five or sixth month of there seclusion the Prince held a masked ball
One night as the clock in the seventh ebony room chimes when the hands reach midnight a new guest shows. dressed as Red Death. The angered prince demanded his masked removed to see who must be hanged at the battlements for his mockery.
The prince in his rage chased after the masked man with a dagger passing all six rooms soon entering the seventh room.
Only to have it turned back on him the guest the same thing as what he had tried to keep out. Red Death had finally come for the prince as well as his 1000 friends that ad tried to hide as well.
By the end of the night the 1000 friends that hid to stay safefrom the sickness that raged on outside has soon come to them. The once gay crowd that was cheerful and merry all fell like flys to Red Deaths cruel hands.