Venice/Venezia

Geography Venice, like Milan is bordered by the Alps. The mountain range provides protection from would be invaders from northern and eastern Germanic invaders. Also, similarly to Milan, Venice has a number of rivers that flow through the region allowing for fertile valleys that are great agricultural resources for the region. Economy/Industry Venice makes most …

Ottoman Empire

Geography Due to the sheer size and expanse of the Ottoman Empire, its geography is diverse. The Turks are able to conduct business on a number of seas and rivers. There are lush and fertile valleys that are great for grazing and farming. There are also very arid and sparsely populated tracts of land that …

Florence/Firenze

Geography Florence is bordered by Milan and Venice to the north and by the Holy See to the south. Florence has a mountain range, the Apennine Mountains, running through it nearly bisecting the region in half between the Ligurian and Adriatic Seas. Florence is able to make use of the Po River that is shared …

Alter Egos

Every character in game has an alter ego. You will have a second name tag to wear when you want to portray your alter ego. If you are wearing a mask and your regular name tag- people will know your regular identity. If you are wearing a mask and your alter ego name tag- people …

Hero/Villain Teams

Characters may start game on a team or form a hero/villain team during game. Team reputation is determined by adding up the reputation scores of the individuals on the team. Team members MUST disclose to one another both their names and alter egos. A Character can only be on one team at a time. Teams …

Character Reputation

Information With new technologies, masterpieces, new imports and exports- everyone is motivated to do their best for their city state. Everyone wants to be number one in their city and everyone wants to have the best things for their citizens. Under the Mask will be using a reputation system at game. Individuals will be able …

Milan

Geography Milan’s geography makes the city state very defensible. Its international borders are extremely mountainous and discourage mass crossing from its French and German neighbors. Because of the mountainous region in Milan, the amount of farmland is limited but that hasn’t seemed to be too impactful, as the yield of Milanese crops is strong. Milan’s …

Classes of Men

Genuino Uomo The Genuine Men are not as much a group of heroes moreso than they are a breed or class of heroes. There are men and women who upon reaching a certain emotional climax in their life develop powers. Some fortunate individuals experience this emotional climax at birth and exhibit mutations from their earliest …

Holy See: The Matriarchy

The first book of the Bible, Genesis, talks about seven women: Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Bilah, and Zilpah. These women are revered as reverend matriarchs who are held responsible for the moral events in the lives of those around them. Their prayers fall unto God’s ears differently and their pleas on behalf of their …