The Red Death, a bloody disease, devours the country and kills off half of the kingdom.
Despite the deaths, Prince Prospero remains happy. He decides to select 1,000 friends from his court and retire to seclusion inside one of his castles.
Okay guys, let's go inside. Please don't get blood on your shoes.
The structure they stay in is strong, extensive, and elaborate. There are dancers, beautiful women, musicians, and wine.
Most importantly, there is no Red Death!! We are safe.
After the fifth or sixth month of staying in the castle, Prince Prospero decides to have a masked ball. This masquerade is held in seven different rooms.
I hope everyone is having a great time!
The first room is blue, the second is purple, the third is green, the fourth is light orange, the fifth is white, the sixth is violet, and the seventh is black. Each room's windows correspond to the color of its walls, but the black room has crimson colored windows.
There is a giant clock in the black room. Every hour, it makes a clear, deep, and peculiar sound. This sound causes everyone to stop and grow pale.
None of the rooms have a lamp or candle. The people are scared of the black room, and they don't enter it.