As much as they are veils to hide the assassins’ identities, the insectile masks of the Red Mantis are tools of murder and death and symbols of dread to those they hunt. The equally distinct weapon of the Red Mantis, the sawtooth sabre, appears in the Curse of the Crimson Throne Player’s Guide.
Aura faint divination; CL 3rd
Slot head; Price 6,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, darkvision, see invisibility, deathwatch; Cost 3,000 gp, 240 XP
Upon becoming a Red Mantis assassin, a new recruit is gifted a mantis mask by his superior. These masks cover the entire face, and give the assassin the well-known look fostered by the organization over the years—an assassin is expected to wear his mask at all times while on a job. A mantis mask has three daily charges. The wearer can spend a charge to gain darkvision to a range of 60 feet, the effects of see invisibility, the effects of deathwatch, or a +5 competence bonus on Perception checks. Once a charge is spent, the effect granted persists for 30 minutes before fading. Multiple effects can be active simultaneously. Charges used replenish after 24 hours.