Rise of the Runelords
This disturbing mask appears as a single long strip of pliant human skin, stitched into a widening spiral by black thread. Gaps between the stitching allow the wearer to see and breathe through the unsettling mask.
When worn, the mask fills the wearer’s mind with hideous whispers and images of murder and violence. It heightens the wearer’s ability to sensxe fear. He can smell the cold sweat brought on by terror and hear the thundering beating of a frightened heart. Further, fresh blood glows brightly to him, to the extent that he can see the shimmering traceries of circulatory systems pumping away in the bodies of those around him. These enhancements grant +2 competence bonuses to Perception checks made against creatures who aren’t immune to fear. Further, the ability to plainly see the map of targets’ arteries and veins grants the wearer a +1 profane bonus on damage with slashing weapons made against living creatures.
Wearing such a mask leaves hideous mental scars; when donned, the wearer takes 1 point of Charisma damage as his thoughts become tangled with images of murder.
Found on Justice Ironbriar after raiding the Skinsaw Mill.