Skinsaw Cultist's mask
Aura faint necromancy; CL 3rd
Slot head; Price 1500 gp; Weight 2 lbs
When worn, this mask enhances the wearer’s senses by making him hyper-sensitive to others’ feelings of fear. The wearer gains a +2 circumstance bonus on all Perception and Sense Motive checks against any creature that is not immune to fear. It also grants the wearer a +1 profane bonus on all damage made with a slashing weapon. Wearing the mask leaves mental scars: when the mask is worn, the wearer immediately takes 1 point of Charisma damage, and will take an additional point of Charisma damage every hour the mask is worn.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, deathwatch; Cost 750 gp
This terrifying mask resembles a patchwork deformed face, with one bulbous eye, a grimacing mouth of long teeth, and no nose. When worn, the mask fills the wearer’s mind with hideous whispers and images of murder and violence. It also heightens the wearer’s ability to sense fear. The wearer can smell the cold sweat brought on by terror, and hear the thunderous beating of a frightened heart. The mask also makes fresh blood appear to glow brightly, to the extent that the wearer can see the shimmering traceries of blood circulating in the bodies of living creatures. The longer the mask is worn, the more the wearer’s thoughts become tangled with images of murder projected into the wearer’s mind.
The Sandpoint Heroes encountered thirteen cultists of Norgorber’s aspect “Father Skinsaw” in the Seven’s Sawmill in Magnimar on 20 Lamashan 4707. Each of the cultists was wearing a skinsaw mask.
Status: The Temple of Iomedae in Magnimar bought the thirteen recovered skinsaw masks+ from the party to keep them out of the hands of evildoers.