Tiber Alphonse Moon was a prosperous merchant from a middling mercantile family. While his family produced an abundance of adequate merchants it was Tiber who brought greatness to his family name. It was not his skill at trading nor his ability to get ahead of trends that turned him into a success. It was a mask that he had acquired midway through his career.
Tiber’s mask, commonly referred to as the Mask of the Acquaintance among scholars, is a translucent mask that becomes invisible when worn. Tiber acquired this mask in trade from a retiring adventurer who did not see any value in it. Where the adventurer found it is a mystery as he only cared about items that gave him an edge in combat. Thus, not much is known of the item's provenance.
Description: The mask is of a flat humanoid face and appears to be made of a transparent crystalline material. It does not appear to have any obvious method of attaching to a person's face. Simply holding the mask to the face causes it to attach and become invisible.
Major Power: When worn, the mask causes all of those around the wearer to see the wearer as an acquaintance of some sort. People within 15’ of the wearer gain a nagging feeling that they know the person, not as a friend but as a friend of a friend or an acquaintance that they met at their nephews birthday party or some such social event. This nagging feeling of recognition causes them to react more positively in all discussions while also preventing them from asking how they know the wearer lest their lack of recall prove embarrassing.
In game terms any charisma based action becomes one step easier. A difficult challenge becomes moderate and a moderate challenge becomes easy. As long as the exchange is reasonable this bonus will stay in effect. An unreasonable request will allow a WIS save to break the effect of the mask. If the save is successful the person making the save will no longer see the wearer as an acquaintance and instead recognize them as a stranger and no longer be subject to the masks effects.
The effect is similar to a charm spell and powers or items that prevent charm magic will likewise negate the bonuses imparted by the mask. In such situations the protected person will view the wearer as an acquaintance to be avoided. They will still have the nagging feeling that they know them but it will be accompanied by a sense that there is a negative reason behind their inability to recall their relationship.