After executing the perfect crime, a woman inherits an estate by poisoning its original owner and learns that we are sometimes our own worst enemy.
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A group of people within a tomb are surprised by a demon. To their amazement, they are not consumed by it. Instead, they learn a GREAT, dark secret about humanity.
Trapped within the Moskoe-Strom - the immense whirlpool of the Maelstrom - after a fierce storm at sea, three brothers struggle to escape before the spinning whirlpool grinds their ship on the rocks covering the ocean floor below.
As they say their last goodbyes to their dear friend, mourners are horrified to find unearthly visitors have joined them. As their hysterical singing and nervous laughter fade, a "vague, and formless, and indefinite" shadow appears which leaves the mourners paralyzed with fear. The shadow speaks in the voice of "familiar accents of many thousand departed friends."
The generational feud of two royal families comes to a climax, when the last surviving blood member of one family dies in a fire set by the sole survivor of the other and immediately returns as a demonic horse to seek his revenge.