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| Jack of Blades's Mask|
|Type|| Quest Item|
|Source||Defeat Jack of Blades|
|Related Quests|| Battle Jack of Blades|
The Final Battle
|Base value||105 gold|
Jack of Blades's Mask, sometimes referred to as the Soul Mask, is the grisly-looking and instantly recognizable mask worn by Jack of Blades. The mask itself has the ability to trap and carry souls. Some speculate that Jack has used the mask to possess many Heroes over the centuries, granting him control of their body and making him appear immortal. This correlates with the fact that Jack's original physical form was broken long ago, through his fight with William Black.
After the Hero of Oakvale slew Jack of Blades in his humanoid form, the possession of the mask fell into the Hero's hands. Jack's soul however, had escaped it, making it nothing more than an empty shell. The mask proved The Hero worthy to access the Lookout Point demon door one year after their battle. During The Souls of Heroes quest, the Hero uses the mask to trap the souls of three different types of Heroes to open the Bronze Gate. After slaying Jack in his final dragon form, The Hero traps Jack's soul, once again, in the mask. The Hero then has a choice of whether to wear the mask, or throw it into the volcanic surroundings of Archon's Folly. If the Hero chooses to wear the mask, they ultimately become the new host for Jack of Blades. However, the plot of future games suggests that The Hero refused to put the Mask on his face, and he threw it into lava.
Warning: The Soul Mask cannot be removed after it is put on. (Can remove in Anniversary with a save glitch)
Technical Information Edit
Jack of Blades's Mask
Armour Rating: 58
Alignment Modifier: –156
The legendary and instantly recognisable mask worn by Jack of Blades. Some have speculated that it is a vessel with which to trap souls, and that Jack used it to possess the bodies of many Heroes over the centuries, thereby appearing immortal to all.
- Jack's mask is similar to a phylactery, a container where the soul flees upon the death of its current body/host. If the phylactery is destroyed while the soul is within it, then so is the soul.
- Jack's Mask can also be used as a temporary holding area for souls as the Hero eventually uses the souls to open the Bronze Gate by releasing them into the machine.
- In Fable Heroes, a reward item of Jack's Mask can be obtained for use in dressing up a player's Xbox 360 avatar. To obtain the mask, the player must unlock all abilities for the Jack of Blades puppet.
It is possible to remove the mask in Fable Anniversary through a bug:
- Go to the equipment and change the mask for anything or for no hat at all.
- While on the equipment slot press Start to switch to the save menu, save and load the game.
It is also possible to remove the mask in Fable Anniversary by looting a new piece of head armor and equipping immediately with X.