OGC:Mask of the Dragon (5e Equipment)
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Mask of the Dragon
Wondrous Item, Very Rare (requires attunement)
While wearing this ornamental paper mask you are imbued with the knowledge, greed, and fiery wrath of the red dragon. You can now speak, read, and write in Draconic. While wearing the mask you can breathe fire as action to create a 60-foot cone of flames. All creatures within the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 12d6 fire damage on a failed save or half as much on a successful one. Once you have used this feature, you cannot use it again until the next time you complete a long rest.
The mask is made from lacquered red crate paper, folded and cut into the shape of a dragon’s face and snout. Gold leaf has been delicately applied to the paper, creating layers of streaks that give the mask the appearance that it has scales. It smells strongly of burning wood.
The mask was made by a trio of warlocks devoted to elder dragons, seeking to capture some of their raw draconic power into a physical item. The end result is the mask of the dragon. Unfortunately, the covetous nature of dragons was captured as well, and the more the warlocks used the mask, the more they quarreled with each other for its possession. It was ultimately their undoing.
This mask is currently in the possession of a tribe of kobolds, worn by their shaman during rites of passage or during times of trouble. The kobolds won’t part with the mask willingly.
The mask takes its appearance and powers from red dragons, but with that power comes the avarice of a red dragon. Using the mask’s fire breath power more than once gives you Dragon’s Greed, a form of long-term madness: whenever you are presented with gold of any kind, you are compelled to claim it for yourself and must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom check to resist doing so. Curing this madness ends the wearer’s attunement to the mask.