The King in Yellow
Last King of Carcosa
The lost City of Carcosa and the story of its final king are all but vanished from history. Molding away in lost tomes, the story of the King in Yellow is recorded in the Play, an ancient work of the stage, and some claim it is merely a fiction, for its wild description of two moons and black stars are too unearthly to belong on the mortal plane. Yet still, those who find the Play and read it in its entirety are often reduced to madness, and the vestige of the Yellow King plainly exists, substantiating the city's existence.
The King in Yellow, is summoned by reading a passage from the play of his great city, and appears as a gaunt individual shrouded in tattered yellow robes, wearing a pale yellow mask and a broken crown. As greatly as he longs for the warm embrace of reality, he is content to lend his once regal vestments to those who bind him.
Vestments of the King
The Yellow King bestows upon you a number of items he wore in life. You may don or doff any number of those items as a bonus action and gain their effects, but you may not gain the effects of similar magic items worn while you wear an item of the King's. For example, you cannot gain the effects of a Ring of the Ram while you wear the Sallow Ring and you may not gain the effects of an Armor of Invulnerability while you wear the Tattered Robes.
The Pallid Mask
While you are bonded to the Yellow King, a yellow, expressionless mask adheres to your face. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened while wearing the mask. As an action on your turn, you can remove the mask, revealing your face to 1 creature that can see you within 15 feet. No other creature that views you without your mask notices any change, but the creature targeted sees instead the maddening face of the Yellow King and must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature takes 4d6 psychic damage and is stunned until the end of its next turn. On a successful save, the creature takes half damage and is not stunned.
You are cloaked in robes of tattered silk, once worn by the Last King himself. While wearing these robes, you have advantage on saving throws against magic effects and your armor class while unarmored equals 13 + your Dexterity modifier. Additionally, you can cast dimension door
without expending a spell slot or spell components. After casting this spell, you cannot do so again until completing a short or long rest.
The Sallow Ring
You can cast friends
, minor illusion
, and mage hand
You have resistance on saving throws against being charmed. Additionally, you may cast crown of madness
without expending a spell slot or spell components.
Flaw: You fear revealing your face to anyone, and compulsively wear the Pallid Mask.
Bond: Whenever possible, you read the full manuscript of the Play, which the King has memorized, to any audience that will listen. A captive audience takes 1d6 psychic damage for each minute spent listening.
7/28/15: Completed Pallid Mask