1364 DR

A thief tries to steal the Mask of Mysteries from the unknown Sembian noblewoman who bore it. However, removing the Mask causes her face to erupt into a mass of tentacles – tendrils like those of a mind flayer, save that these were gray, knobby, and ended in snapping mouths that devours the thief’s face and hands. The guards attack the noblewoman turned horror, who escapes into the night.

Claiming to the rightful owners of the Mask, the Asannath family offers 100,000 gold pieces for its return.

Less than a month later, a Calishite merchant offers the Mask for sale in Scornubel. This causes a battle between priests of Mask and multiple independent thieves for the Mask. During the battle, a late arrival slew the merchant and made off with the Mask, but is himself slain in some mechanical trap in a nearby cellar. When the body of the thief was recovered many days later, the thieves hands were cut off and the Mask was gone again.

Rumors of the Mask have surfaced in Waterdeep, Skullport, Westgate, and in Arrabar. The Dark Hand of the Shadowlord, the most influential cleric of Mask in Calimshan calls for all faithful to search for the Mask.

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*