In the Middle Ages, there was a traveling show famous across Europe for its spectacular, death-defying acts.
People who went to the show were always on the edge of their seats. Because the stunts were so daring, the show was called “The Show of Tension.” And the performers came to be known as “Tensions.”
War and sickness soon swept through Europe, bringing poverty to many people. Sadly, the traveling show couldn’t survive. People just weren’t able to pay a Tension anymore.