The journal of a folk scholar. It concerns something known as the Crimson Sacrifice.
Small statues that appear to be guardian stones are dotted around the village Unlike those I've seen in other areas, however, these do not display a male and female god. Instead they are engraved with what appear to be twin shrine maidens. According to local children, these twin maidens are worshiped as gods in the village. In an old text I've found in this house, these maidens are mentioned in the same section as the 'Crimson Sacrifice'.
Could this Crimson Sacrifice be in some way related to the Hidden Ceremony that's held in this village?