The Reformed Order of the Rouge Heart; a para-cult society of 'aristocratic' serial killers whose psychotic delusions mixes that of artificial evolution, biological transhumanism, and ritual sacrifice.
The Order views itself as an institute that has moral obligations to assist in the reawakening of humanity; and to make those 'trapped' in Malton see this as a blessing, not a curse.
The Order's core doctrine is that those trapped in Malton are the 'chosen ones', those who have been deemed worthy to become the next link in humanities evolutionary chain; and that only through repeated death and revivification can one truly achieve transcendence.
Having accepted this fact, and knowing the human's abhorrence to change, the Order's sole task is to help Malton evolve.
And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night.
And one by one dropped the revelers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired.
And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.