"..the girl shall prick her finger on the thorn of the Blood Rose and fall into a trance, she will see the ugliest of men as princes and be forever grateful to be at his side.. then, should her memory return, all it takes is another prick of the finger to keep her yours for all of time.." ~ Dormouse

The Blood Rose is an evil flower that has thorns that cause any woman who pricks herself on them to become a slave to the owner of the rose, it is the weapon of choice for the lecherous ogre known as Bluebeard and the means by which he imprisons many young women in his castle.