19th century Europe, abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history (jesuits plot against freemasons, french criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night...) Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay just one man? What if that evil genius created the most infamous document of all?