Listening to Oracles and Prophets
People have always waited on the edge of their seat to hear what the local prophet or oracle has to forecast. While many will say they want to hear good tidings, this is not what attracts them. People like to hear about the macabre and dark events. They want the thrill and excitement of disasters and evil to liven up their lives. Of course, they want it to happen to someone else, someone they don't know. Frightening adventures and dark futures are always best when there is a degree of separation. Unfortunately, the bad things have to happen to someone and the local oracle is available to predict who will suffer next.