This guy is basically a dryad. Each being in this race is born with a mask covering his face, and throughout his life, he will take immaculate care of this mask.
Occassionally, a dryad will be born with two masks. This is considered as sign of good luck.
These masks sometimes possess strange, out-of-the-ordinary powers, such as cancelling out emotions when worn. No fear, no sadness, no happiness, nothing like that. Just there. Most of the time, though, they are simply masks that provide a deep spiritual connection to their dryad owners.
Did I mention that I write a lot? I guess not. Well, I write. A lot. A LOT. So if you find little tidbits of ideas here and there that make no sense, just bear with me.