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A Hat of Disguise is a hat that, when attuned to and worn, can be used to change one's appearance at will.[1] On Critical Role, the same item has also been reflavored as a cloak.

Description[]

Appearance[]

The hat of disguise at Gilmore's Glorious Goods, which Vox Machina did not purchase, was a brass cap covered in runes, with two pieces that fit closely over the ears.[5] The hat of disguise looted from Rimefang's horde, meanwhile, was a simple leather cap.[6] The hat of disguise worn by Bor'Dor Dog'Son was a bandana.[7]

Properties[]

A hat of disguise requires attunement. Once attuned, the person wearing it can cast Disguise Self as an action at will. The same limitations that normally apply to Disguise Self apply to it here as well.[1]

History[]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]

Sherri showed Vox Machina a hat of disguise, but they chose not to purchase it. Not long after, Vex and Lyra found one in the ice after they defeated Rimefang, and the members of Vox Machina took it. Percy first attuned to the hat to disguise himself as Vax to avoid being recognized by the Briarwoods, and later used it when he first encounted Anna Ripley in Whitestone.[8][9][10]

Some time after the attack of the Chroma Conclave, Percy gave the hat of disguise to Scanlan.[11][12]

Scanlan used the hat to hide his identity when he vandalized the office of the Luck's Run casino, as revenge against the people who had cheated him over the price of fusaka. This also was the beginning of his use of the hat to establish his identity as the Meat Man.[13] He took the hat with him when he left Vox Machina for a time, and when he first returned to Whitestone, came in the guise of the Meat Man, using the hat to change his appearance. He removed it after Vex was able to realize who he was despite the disguise.[14]

Exandria Unlimited Prime[]

Dariax owned a cloak of disguise and used it a few times during the Crown Keepers' adventures. He changed into Tharla Starr in an attempt to distract the citizens of Emon as his friends snuck into the city,[15] put it on to create a costume during the Byroden Forever pageant,[16] and puzzled his enemies by changing into Opal.[17]

Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep[]

As part of an attempted heist at the Luck's Run, the half-elf Duskwood uses a hat of disguise to take on the appearance of the casino's security captain, the half-orc Nedosi Anay.[18]

Campaign Three: Bells Hells[]

Bor'Dor owned a hat of disguise and used it (unbeknownst to the rest of Team Issylra) to mask his true appearance, as more gray and weathered.[19] After he was killed by Laudna, it was given to Prism Grimpoppy.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 See D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th ed., p. 173.
  2. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:26:58.
  3. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:37:45.
  4. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:26:49.
  5. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:26:58.
  6. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:37:52.
  7. See "A Haunted Past" (3x63) at 3:47:46.
  8. See "The Feast" (1x24) at 2:49:42.  At the feast, Percy disguises himself as Vax.
  9. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 1, at 0:17:15.  Percy disguises himself as a peasant in order to be unrecognizable to Anna Ripley.
  10. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 1, at 0:48:14.  Percy changed into a castle guard.
  11. See "Omens" (1x39) at 2:39:52.  The last mention of the hat in Percy's possession was just before the attack.
  12. See "Dangerous Dealings" (1x42) at 2:32:00.  Scanlan offers the hat, indicating it's in his possession.
  13. See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 1:26:36.
  14. See "Masquerade" (1x99) at 2:13:10.
  15. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 0:24:48.
  16. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 3:19:44.
  17. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 3:16:47.
  18. See Call of the Netherdeep, p. 106.
  19. See "A Haunted Past" (3x63) at 2:33:12.

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