The Bloody Mary you don’t want to drink

Welcome, dear Mr. Investigator. I see you are still persistent in studying the ways of the Great One. Don’t worry, I won’t try to talk you out of it anymore. I’m just an old lady. How can I resist your unbridled courage? I’m willing to help you out, now that I’ve got to know you a little better. But bear in mind, bold sir, that the consequences of this knowledge can be grim for your mental health.

Do you like a good drink, Mr. Investigator? Have you ever had a Bloody Mary? You may be not aware, but its name is taken straight from the world behind the looking glass. There was once a human ritual which encouraged young woman to walk up stairs backwards while holding a candle in one hand and a mirror in the other. It is said that by doing so, they could see a glimpse of their future husband’s face in the reflection. Alas, sometimes the woman saw the face of death in the mirror, and have died in the process, before they could ever meet their future love.

Bloody Mary herself had shared this fate and now, when you chant her name three times while looking into the mirror, she appears as a corpse or a ghost. She can be benign, but she can also be very deadly and seen covered in blood. Many humans who have tried to contact her ended up strangled or even soulless.

Perhaps the Great One didn’t summon Bloody Mary to Green Creek, but as gruesome folklore, it has surely served as an inspiration for creating this otherworldly area full of wicked apparitions. Who knows, maybe one day he’ll bring her there to haunt women that try to pass through that cursed place?