Biweekly Item-Mordia, the Manmask

“The Man and the Satyros (Satyr). A Man and a Satyros once drank together in token of a bond of alliance being formed between them. One very cold wintry day, as they talked, the Man put his fingers to his mouth and blew on them. When the Satyros asked the reason for this, he told him that he did it to warm his hands because they were so cold. Later on in the day they sat down to eat, and the food prepared was quite scalding. The Man raised one of the dishes a little towards his mouth and blew in it. When the Satyros again inquired the reason, he said that he did it to cool the meat, which was too hot. ‘I can no longer consider you as a friend,’ said the Satyros, ‘a fellow who with the same breath blows hot and cold.’”

A mask that looks remarkably like a human face, though a little stylized (big eyes, mouth, and nose, ears small and very round, no teeth). The wearer can only remove the mask upon telling a close held truth they did not know to a friend. The mask allows the wearer to breath fire and cold once each per day. The mask gives the wearer a somewhat comic appearance, reducing believability and other charisma-based checks.

For my tool for building items with drawbacks, see my GM resource A Blessing and a Curse.

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