Plague Gear

Plague gear protects doctors from contagion. The gear consists of a leather hood covering the entire head and thick leather gloves that reach up to the elbows. Round glass or crystal goggles permit sight. The hood’s nose is shaped as a long, pointed beak, and is filled with aromatics.

The finger tips of the gloves are pointed like claws and soaked in cleansing oils. When worn, provided that all breath is drawn through the nose, plague gear gives a +8 circumstance bonus to any saving throw against disease spread through the air or by touch. The doctor’s bizarre appearance, symbolic of a carrion bird, is said to provide as much magical protection as the aromatics and oils themselves. All Perception rolls made while wearing plague gear, however, suffer a –4 penalty due to sensory deprivation.

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