Other groups across the hive are also known to wear masks. Zombies, vampires, and mutants have been known to wear them to conceal the changes over time that accumulate from the use of their powers. In these cases, the masks may make social interactions with regular survivors a bit disturbing, but far less disturbng than dealing with a person whose flesh is falling off or whose appearance is reminiscent of a nightmarish horror.
There are also a few groups who wear masks specifically to show that they do not value their individualism any more.
- The personal guard of the Holy Empress are known to wear plain black masks while engaged in official duties for their employer.
- Members of The Order of the Protective Fist wear faceless metal masks as soon as they join the group, every time they kill a Shellbrood or bring a bandit to justice a single glyph is inscribed on the mask by an officer of the order. As soon as one hundred sigils are inscribed, the members may graduate to become an officer, or may retire with a steady pension for the rest of their lives.