So I was thinking about what I could write and this occurred to me. I want to know if it is worth fleshing out more or if the concept itself is unoriginal not interesting.
The idea I had was for altar of statue that releases a chemical within a small area or when you touch it. The victim begins to have very vivid hallucinations based on what they are most afraid of. It doesn't do just one thing it responds exactly to what the person is afraid in the exact way they are scared of it. It will do this over the course of 4-5 days. If the hallucination involved them getting attacked or sick they will shows symptoms and wounds during this time period. Most will say that they are changed due to the experience. Given repeated exposures the victim loses their mind and becomes a type blue. They cannot really learn anything or do much because of the trauma however. I figured the only way to change someones world view would be to drive them insane. It belonged to group has a philosophy centering around fear.
Tell me what you think.