|Masque of Clavicus Vile (Skyrim)|
Prices are 20% better
Speech increased by 10 points
|Class: Heavy Armor|
|Upgrade Material: Cannot be upgraded|
Legend tells the tale of Avalea, a noblewoman of some renown. As a young girl, she was grossly disfigured by a spiteful servant. Avalea made a dark deal with Clavicus Vile and received the Masque in return. Though the Masque did not change her looks, suddenly she had the respect and admiration of everyone. A year and a day after her marriage to a well connected baron, Clavicus Vile reclaimed the Masque. Although pregnant with his child, Avalea was banished from the Baron's household. Twenty one years and one day later, Avalea's daughter claimed her vengeance by slaying the Baron.
It is a potential reward from A Daedra's Best Friend. The quest is completed by returning The Rueful Axe to the shrine of Clavicus Vile and not killing Barbas. However, the Rueful Axe does not count towards the achievement Oblivion Walker, while the Masque does.
While not the best helmet for battle, it is a great way to generate more money while bartering at any level due to the power of the Fortify Barter enchantment combined with the relative simplicity of the related quest. It is also one of the few headpieces that has a fortify Barter enchantment on it.
- The Masque can be duplicated with the Mannequin duplication glitch.
- The Masque cannot be improved on a Workbench.
- The design of the mask bears some resemblance to a Japanese Oni mask.
- Ancient Shrouded Cowl. This does, however, cause armor rating issues. The mask can actually be equipped over many other headwear pieces such as the