OGC:Mask of Humanity (5e Equipment)
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Mask of Humanity
Wondrous Item, Very Rare (requires attunement)
While wearing this mask you feel a tremendous sense of ease and control, as if all of your darkest thoughts and desires are utterly concealed from the world, never to be discovered. To wear this mask is to feel what it means to be human. You gain the following benefits and powers while wearing the mask of humanity:
- Human Adaptability. You gain a +1 bonus to two ability scores of your choice and proficiency in one skill of your choice. Your type is also humanoid (human) in addition to your current creature type.
Appearance: This mask is a full face mask held in place by a twine cord. Made of treated clay, it is painted to resemble a human face. With its prominent eye and mouth holes, it appears to be an opera mask to casual observers. The mask is a tan in color. Closer inspection with a detect magic spell reveals that the mask only appears to made of these materials. In reality, the mask is made from a reshaped shard of unreality from another plane of existence. Purposefully damaging or breaking the mask causes it to vanish out of existence, transported back to its native plane.
Background: This mask was created by aberrant creatures from another plane of existence. It was made as a disguise for these creatures, as part of an ill-fated sojourn to the material plane. In their scrying, these aberrations saw that humanity was the most populous race on the planet, their peoples spread to every corner of the globe. They crafted this mask and imbued it with what they thought were humanity’s greatest inborn talents: their adaptability and their capacity for duplicity. No one knows what became of these aberrations, or what transpired over their visit to our plane of reality. The only evidence of their existence is the Mask of Humanity, which they left behind.
This mask is only found in a small mask shop in a big city. While it is displayed prominently, if it is mentioned or brought up the owner of the shop claims never to have seen it before, and wonders where it came from. Either way, the shop owner will gladly sell it for its resale price.