-Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Prerequisites: Manipulation •••, Status (Guardians of the Veil) •
Effect: Your character has trained to master a particular Greater Masque. When the character has the token of that Masque, they are entitled to the bonus the Masque grants. Furthermore, when they wear or use the Masque's token while using the Masque identity as a disguise, you gain a +2 dice bonus to disguise attempts associated with the Masque's identity.
You may purchase this Merit multiple times. Each purchase represents training in a different Greater Masque or a different identity within the same Greater Masque (with each one favouring different skills).
Drawback: Whenever you are capable of using this Merit's benefits, your character is so immersed in the Masque that they also acquire the Masque's drawback. The Masque's benefits and drawbacks do not apply to magical or other supernatural tasks.
There exists 49 different Greater Masques, divided into seven categories according to the Virtue they embody.