Back to the Gates of the Dark Carnival


Introduced in 1995

The third Joker's Card, the Riddle Box, is another entity used to determine fate. Upon death, a soul enters a dark chamber containing a jack-in-the-box on an old wooden table. The front of the box has a "painted question mark faded with time". As the handle is turned, a melodic tune begins to play, and when the music stops, the choice is made. The pure see a vision of God, however evil see an immense fog seeping from the box, "stripping their sanity, as they witness an image of hell, spawned and formed from their own evil" The floor falls from underneath them, casting the doomed into the bottomless pit of Hell.

Listen to the tales of The Riddle Box