OGC:Visage of the Vampire (5e Equipment)
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Visage of the Vampire
Wondrous Item, Very Rare (requires attunement)
While wearing this vampire mask you are imbued with some of the traditional gothic powers of a vampire. This mask has 3 charges. While wearing it, you can use an action to expend one of its charges to use the vampire’s shapechanger ability, and are able to transform into a bat or into a cloud of mist. The mask regains one expended charge daily at sunrise. If you expend the mask’s last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the mask shrivels away and is destroyed.
While wearing the mask, you have disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls if in direct sunlight.
Appearance: This finely crafted porcelain mask is made to resemble a vampire lord’s stony visage. It covers the face but leaves the mouth and chin exposed. While its porcelain is quite thin and fragile looking, it is heavy and cold upon the face and is seemingly unbreakable. It glows a faint green in darkness.
Background: The mask is a relic from a faraway gothic human country shrouded in mist. It was made to be worn during Hallow’s Eve masquerade balls in its country of origin. How it came to rest so far away from its homeland is unknown.
This mask is currently in the possession of a travelling merchant woman who sells trinkets out of the back of her wagon. She will trade the mask for expensive wine or liquor or a pretty piece of jewelry. She seems eager to part with the mask, and as she leaves she calls out that “great and terrible things await any who wear it at night!”
Optional Drawback: The mask is modeled after a real vampire lord from another country. This vampire lord does not take kindly to others wearing his visage or using his powers without being a vampire themselves. Whenever you use the mask’s shapechanger ability, make a Constitution saving throw (DC 12). Failure causes you to thirst for blood. Until you consume a pint of fresh blood, you have disadvantage on all ability checks, even once the mask is removed.
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