The thin veneer of reality coats what mortals – ordinary folks like you and me – believe is the Real World.
Beneath the “normal” surface of the world are things and people which most of us don’t want to know about, and will do our best to forget about if we ever come near them. People won’t see what they don’t want to see.
And so as humans discover the thin veil of reality, and become aware of the true nature of their insignificance in the great scheme of things, the slowly peel away layers of the onion that it their sanity.
The City of the Damned is ripe will the mentally ill.
Now you know why …