Tuesday Magic Item – Mask of the Revolutionary10 February, 2016
“Another one?” cursed Voddick snapping off a bolt from his crossbow.
“Revolutionary thought spreads like a disease it seems,” replied Gollaon, blocking a clumsy thrust by one of the masked attackers.
Voddick cracked one across the face with the stock of his crossbow. “I hate getting involved in civil disputes. The pay is never worth the trouble.”
“Agreed but we have to eat.”
Mask of the Revolutionary
These items come in a variety of types, wooden masks, distinctive hoods, scarves marked with a revolutionary sign, as is appropriate to the particular revolutionary sect. The magic of the mask makes them easy to conceal whatever their design.
The basic power of the mask is simple, it conceals the identity of the wearer but using subtle magic to make it difficult to remember useful details about the wearer. They were designed to allow the wearer to protest injustice and work toward peaceful change while minimizing the chance of arrest. With a twist, the masks will collapse into dust, leaving almost no trace behind.
Naturally, evil men soon turned them into tools of violence and oppression so they became weighed down with a curse to prevent misuse. Once an act of violence has been committed while wearing the mask, the wearer will realize that they have one chance to destroy the mask and renounce violence. If they do not, their identity outside of that of a masked agent of revolution gradually melts away, eventually even their own family will not recognize them.
Aura strong enchantment; CL 11th
Slot head; Price 300; Weight 1 lbs
Craft Wondrous Item, disguise self, geas; Cost 150
Notes: Only a cursed item for those who chose to make it so, but many revolutionary sects would consider its curse a blessing in disguise. Use with caution.