Hidden Ceremony is a memo in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.
|People sacrificed to calm the Hellish Abyss's rumbling temporarily until the next Crimson Sacrifice Ritual were called "Kusabi".
The ceremony for sacrificing a Kusabi was the "Hidden Ceremony".
Village outsiders were subjected to the Cutting Ritual, then made into a Kusabi.
It was believed that the more pain the Kusabi was subjected to before being sacrificed, the more effective it would be appeasing the Hellish Abyss.
The very first Kusabi, a ceremony master, performed the Cutting Ritual on himself, slashing and cutting his own body.
Ever since then, the Cutting Ritual was part of the Kusabi tradition.
Legend had it the villagers captured visitors to the village and forced them to be human sacrifices.
This practice was probably the origin of the rumor that people who went near the All God's Village got "spirited away".