1. THE PREMISE
The ancient book’s presence causes visions, premonitions and hallucinations. It gives people the 'power' to see things past and present, ugly and beautiful, ingenious and immoral.
If one spends too long with the book one's visions become so strong that it can cause psychosis and mental disorder. Although the book can make people see things, one would not want to own it or stay in its presence for too long because everyone who has owned the book has gone mad.
But what is it that gives people visions and premonitions?
There is ‘a phenomenon’ trapped inside the book... until someone opens it. Could it be the curse of the pharaohs? A curse alleged to be cast upon anyone who disturbs the mummy of an ancient Egyptian, especially a pharaoh. This curse, which does not differentiate between thieves and archaeologists, is claimed to cause bad luck, illness or death.
Once released from the book, in a mysterious mix of a genie from a bottle and a curse from Pandora’s Box, the phenomenon possesses the room and the objects within it.