A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

A Black Leather.bird mask. Why is it scary? It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly. In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Plague Doctor by DeadInsideGraphics monster beast creature animal | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

Plague Doctor by DeadInsideGraphics monster beast creature animal | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

The Hermit https://www.artstation.com/p/lNWZO hector pohl Freelance Artist -- Share via Artstation Android App, Artstation © 2016

The Hermit https://www.artstation.com/p/lNWZO hector pohl Freelance Artist -- Share via Artstation Android App, Artstation © 2016

亗 Dr. Emporio Efikz 亗 |`Steampunk Plague Doctor. by Cthulhu-Great http://emporioefikz.tumblr.com/post/82716041316/

亗 Dr. Emporio Efikz 亗 |`Steampunk Plague Doctor. by Cthulhu-Great http://emporioefikz.tumblr.com/post/82716041316/

Plague doctor-sketch, Giovanni  Roschini on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/plague-doctor-sketch-958325f9-0e75-4508-872f-3b41bcf86591

Plague doctor-sketch, Giovanni Roschini on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/plague-doctor-sketch-958325f9-0e75-4508-872f-3b41bcf86591

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