right_there_with_you.zipTerm I've come to enjoy for brevity: Schmuck Bait. Lot of people have self-destructive curiosity, and I imagine it's that much worse for the Awakened, especially when they have access to more intriguing forms of destruction. Definitely a favorite tactic for the Gentry and hobgoblins. Sometimes even a sales pitch at Goblin Markets. I've got my own stories as well.
I understand perfectly. Really, I believe the man just hated people who would fall for it, honestly. To irrational degrees.