The Book Of Secrets
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery,
and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to
conceal it. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Secrets by their very nature are an effectual contrivance of horror.
Ever since Horace Walpole first penned The Castle of Otranto, the
secret has been a cornerstone of the Gothic genre that has grown into
the horror literature we know and love today. Secrets can be
extremely dangerous, whether they remain hidden or are
inopportunely revealed. It should be no surprise that the Demiplane
of Dread is a land of many secrets.