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Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is conjectural.
Traveler's Mask
Anne teleporting to wilderness with mask
General Information
Type

Enchanted Object

Belonging
Use

to transport the owner wherever they want via magical means.


The Traveler's Mask is a magical artefact that belonged to John Hale and probably acquired during his many travels. It has the power to transport the owner wherever he/she wants.

Description

A mask that reproduces a male face, with small slits for eyes and a beard on his pointed chin. It has two straps that allow you to tie it to the face of the wearer. Although burned, it continues to own its magical abilities and does not seem to have suffered much damage from the fire.

Throughout the Salem Series

Season One

Anne woke up in the middle of the night by some noise. Venturing into the hall sees a hooded figure enter the studio of her father and when she touches his shoulder to make it turn, the mantle falls to the ground revealing no body beneath it, only a disturbing mask. (Children Be Afraid)

Anne Hale intrigued by the events of the previous evening, gathers the mask of her father and seeing through the eye's cracks of the same sees the forest rather than the walls of the room of the house. As if she is hypnotised by the object, wearing the mask and in the blink of an eye she finds herself in the middle of the woods. Mrs. Hale, furious over the incident, she gets angry with her husband who reveals his inability to help their daughter because the mask can be used "round trip" by one person at a time. (The House of Pain)

Season Two

In a time of despair, the mask begins to attract the attention of Anne moving alone on the table in the study of the late John Hale. Mysteriously the object seems to have sensed the desire of the young witch to go to Boston, Massachusetts and satisfied her, carrying her in the middle of the harbour city. (Blood Kiss)

Later on, Anne Hale used the Mask to magically teleport her and John Sibley in the woods to attend the Consecration of the child to give full control over his body to the Dark Lord. (Midnight Never Come)

Gallery

Video

BEHIND THE MASK- Xander Berkeley01:39

BEHIND THE MASK- Xander Berkeley

Trivia

  • Apparently the mask perceives the unconscious desires of the owner.
  • The mask can be used by one person at a time and travel in one direction; the witch has to go back through other means because the mask remains at the starting point.
  • The prop artefact was created by Xander Berkeley ("Magistrate John Hale" in the show) together with the other prop makers, drawing on artistic experience learned from his father, a painter.
    • According to Berkeley the Traveller's Mask is based on the concept of Ancestral Mask and it has been very difficult but exciting at the same time create something from an inanimate object because people are afraid of inanimate objects.

See Also

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