It is unknown the exact time the mask was created, however its creators were guardians in the Mirror World. They gave the mask to the 'people across the glass' in Avalonia in order to contain Xiphos' power. The first use of the mask is recorded on a carving at the top of Arondight Heights, showing the mask being used to capture Xiphos.
Before the events of Dragon Quest Swords
Before the story of Dragon Quest Swords begins, it is known that the hero's father, Claymore, Aruval, and 2 other men were successful in defeating an awakened Xiphos. However, they were ignorant of the power of the mask that he wore and were not able to fully destroy or capture him. As a result, the mask fell into the hands of Queen Curtana and it took control of her body.
During the events of Dragon Quest Swords
During Dragon Quest Swords, the hero and his party confront the queen and he slashes the mask off of her face. This is done with the belief that the mask is harming the queen, when really the mask is simply containing a portion of Xiphos power. As a result, Xiphos is completely freed and raises his his citadel. The heroes in turn must travel to the Mirror World to have the mask repaired by its makers. After later defeating Xiphos, the hero is able to place the mask on him, fully capturing his power into it. However, while escaping the collapsing citadel, the hero drops the mask, leaving its present status unknown. This final event leaves opportunity for a sequel.
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Avalonia • Arondight Heights • Caliburn Cave • Castle Avalonia • Deathbringer's Citadel • Galantyne Glades • Mirror World • Northern Plains • Olde Reflectory • Red Sea • Secace Seacove • Tower of Mirrors