Wednesday, April 16, 2014

M is for Mask

While I've trying to prep my posts in advance, occasionally I've been typing them the day of. That was what I was planning no doing with M. Unfortunately my grandmother has been very ill and I had to take the day off of work yesterday to go visit her before she passed. Therefore there will be two posts today, one of M and one for N. This is basically a repeat post, but it was a post that I liked originally that really didn't get a attention, so here it is again.

The mask of Satan (aka Black Sunday) is a fantastic black and white horror film about a witch's ghost. I know I have a few fellow bloggers that love this one as much as I do. If you've not seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it.

M is for Mask... of SATAN!!!!

Mask of Satan
Description: This grotesque looking mask is used as a punishment for witches and others that would consort with Satan. The metal mask has spikes on the inside. As the mask is hammered onto the to damned one's face, the spikes penetrate the flesh. This process causes 1d4+2 damage per round of hammering. Once the mask is "donned" the bearer is marked as a servant of Satan.

*if using a system other than LotFP, the price becomes 25 gp

I have a few magical variations of the mask that are my own devising.

Blessed Mask
This variation of the mask is created from cold iron taken from church bells and blessed in holy water by a priest. Any spawn of Satan wearing this mask is rendered vulnerable to mundane weapons. In addition if they are buried within site of a cross they can not return to life. The tricky part is getting the Hellspawn to wear it.

Innocent Blood
In the past this particular mask was hammered on to a falsely accused witch. This accursed action imbued the mask with sentient malevolence. The inquisitor/witch finder that owns this mask will act as though they've been affected by a Suggestion spell. They will begin to believe that there is a grand witch conspiracy and they will be distrustful of those around them (even close allies). The evil essence that inhabits the mask will seek to subtly influence the owner into believing that an innocent is actually a witch. The mask continues to influence the owner until either the owner relinquishes possession of the mask (unlikely) or the owner uses the mask (at which point the masks reveals the error of their deeds to the horror of the witch finder).

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