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Mask of the Lich

Wondrous item, artifact (requires attunement by an evil creature)

This unholy item is purportedly the only likeness of an infamous arch lich as he appeared in life. Made of solid gold and encrusted with precious gemstones, the mask portrays a handsome face twisted with maniacal cruelty. The mask is purported to have numerous magical powers for anyone with the strength to wear it. It is believed that any creature possessing the crooked rod of the Lich, the sarcophagus of the Lich, and the mask may be instantly transformed into a lich upon the completion of a long-forgotten ritual. When donned, the mask immediately affixes itself to your face and may be removed only upon your death, or by means of a wish spell cast by another. When worn, the mask is completely weightless. While wearing the mask you have the following bonuses:

  • Immunity to gaze attacks
  • Immunity to poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease, and death effects (spells or spell-like abilities that cause death rather than damage), mind-affecting effects (charms, patterns, compulsions, phantasms, and fear effects)
  • +4 to your Intelligence score
  • +6 bonus to AC

Undead are drawn to the wearer of the mask. Undead detect the wearer of the mask of the Lich even if the wearer is otherwise invisible to them.

Once per day, you may reveal a symbol of death that affects allies and enemies alike. Any beings slain by the symbol rise as zombies in 1d4 minutes. These undead beings are not necessarily under your command and are 50% likely to attack you unless halted by means of turn undead.

Good-aligned creatures touching the mask take 27 (6d8) necrotic damage each round. Neutral-aligned creatures take 13 (3d8) necrotic damage each round.

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