Majora's Mask is a unique protective mask offering the same protection as an Orcish Shield.
The Mask can be tempered with a Moon Shard, and can be worn with circlets, helmets, and hoods, providing a boost to the player's armor rating.
Majora's Mask is not enchanted when it is found, but it can be remade into Majora's Mask Unbound.
The Mask can be converted between Light and Heavy armor at an Alteration Table. When worn while wielding the Fierce Deity's Sword, the shock damage dealt by the sword will be enhanced.
Prior to 6.3, Majora's Mask could be used to Awaken the Fierce Deity's Sword, provided that the player was wearing it at the forge or enchanter. After 6.3, only Majora's Mask Unbound and the Fierce Deity's Mask could be used in the crafting process.
False Majora's Mask Edit
Three False Majora's Masks can be found in Relics of Hyrule. One is in Frostflow Abyss, worn by the Falmer Skullchild in the Chaurus lair at the end of the dungeon. Another is worn by the Hagraven in the Reach Secret Grotto. A third is found in Hrothmund's Barrow, worn by a Breton madman, who also carries a journal and a note regarding the true mask.
Vylintyn Mohkcshivek wears a gold-colored metal False Majora's Mask.
The False Majora's Masks are identical to each other and provide no armor rating or other benefits.
Majora's Mask Unbound Edit
Majora's Mask Unbound is crafted from the Mask found in Morwitijaal Sanctuary.
|Majora's Mask*||1 Soul Dew||1 Moon's Tear|
|Fierce Deity's Mask Equipped||At least 5 Fierce Deity items in inventory||--|
*In versions prior to 6.5, this has to be the default, light armor Mask.
Majora's Mask Unbound has no armor rating, but instead fortifies the wearer's armor rating by 35 points, making it equal in strength to Elven Gilded Armor or Improved Bonemold Armor.
Majora's Mask Unbound also allows the wearer to absorb incoming spells by 25%.
Majora's Mask Unbound will reduce the cost of Destruction, Conjuration, and Illusion spells by 20%, and will make potions and poisons 20% more powerful.
When worn, Majora's Mask Unbound adds the spell Majora's Wrath to the player's spells. If the Mask is unequipped, the spell will be removed as well.
When worn, Majora's Mask Unbound allows the player to enhance the Fierce Deity's Sword, and to craft the spell tome for Majora's Incarnation.
If unequipped, Majora's Mask Unbound may reequip, and a message reading, "What are you doing?" may be displayed.
Majora's Mask was used to open a connection between Termina and Hyrule toward the end of the Last Great War of Hyrule. As a result, it lost almost all of its power apart from an ability to entrance those who looked in its eyes.
Following the war, the Mask slowly made its way into what was once Hyrule by entrancing host after host and subtly influencing their actions. Each host was turned mad by the Mask's residual magic, becoming obsessed with it. The Mask was eventually found by the Ancient Nords who built Morwitijaal, and commanded them through Majora's Priest. However, the Mask was trapped after Majora's Priest was buried. Grave robbers entering Morwitijaal found the Mask and sold it to a collector. The Frozen Journal found north of the Winter War details the experiences of the Mask's host after the collector. The Madman's Journal found in Hrothmund's Barrow details the experience of another host. The Icy Journal found in Frostflow Abyss details another instance of the Mask becoming trapped in worship. The Icy Journal as well as notes found with the journals highlight two separate instances of hosts wishing to bring the Mask to Hammerfell, the gate to which is very close to Morwitijaal. The Mask returned to Morwitijaal prior to the player's discovery of the ruin. The Mask had several hosts in Morrowind that are undocumented.
The goal of Majora's Mask was to recover the pieces of the Fierce Deity's Equipment, including the sword, and use the pieces to return to its original strength. Through the Nords of Morwitijaal it was successful in finding the Sword, but had not found the rest of the armor. Its plans were halted when Majora's Priest was entombed, and it then sought to be removed from the ruin. When the Draugr reawakened with the return of the dragons, it sought to return to Morwitijaal to continue to use the influence of Majora's Priest.
Background and Inspiration Edit
The model for Majora's Mask was made by Motch1391 for the standalone Majora's Mask mod.
Majora's Mask was added to Relics of Hyrule in version 2.5 with the permission of Motch1391. It was originally found north of the Wreck of the Winter War with the Frozen Journal. It was moved in version 4.01 to Hrothmund's Barrow. False Majora's Masks were added in 4.23 and the true Majora's Mask was moved to Frostflow Abyss. Its location was finalized in 4.4 with the addition of Morwitijaal.
Majora's Mask Unbound was added in 6.0. It was added to equalize the Fierce Deity's Mask and Majora's Mask. Its inclusion was inspired when JKalenad realized that the original Mask lacked its distinctive colored spikes. The name Majora's Mask Unbound was inspired by Hoopa Unbound, which was revealed during the production of Relics of Hyrule version 6.0.
In version 6.5.18, Majora's Mask Unbound was given a side-effect of re-equipping itself and producing messages. This functionality will be expanded in 6.5.19.
The version of Majora's Mask found in Morwitijaal will be referred to as Majora's Mask Unrisen in future lore, in reference to its weakened state, but also to the undead monster in the Dungeons & Dragons supplemental book Open Grave - Secrets of the Undead . According to Open Grave, an unrisen is the result of a failed resurrection ritual. "After the failed ritual, a short time passes after the creature is buried before it rises up to take revenge on nearby living creatures, which it views as responsible for its death." Unrisen will also "pretend to be normal, sometimes insinuating themselves back into their former lives, convincing their friends and family that the resurrection ritual worked successfully." (p 187-188)
Prior to version 6.5, Majora's Mask Unbound allowed the wearer to absorb incoming spells by 75% and reduced the cost of Destruction, Conjuration, and Illusion spells by 40%, as well as making potions and poisons 40% more powerful. This was changed to make the fully upgraded Mask powerful, but not game-breaking.
JKalenad has plans for Majora's Mask to whisper to the player each time it is equipped, providing hints to locations of other masks and the Fierce Deity's equipment, as well as whispering dark encouragements.