Blighted Beak

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The Blighted Beak is a community-created cosmetic item for the Medic. It is a bird-like mask styled directly after the primitive respirators historically worn by plague physicians.

This item has two unique styles. The "Vibrio Cholerae" style gives the hat a light leather appearance with black stitching while the eyes are made darker and more empty, as opposed to the glassy look of the default "Yersinia Pestis" style. Paint is also applied differently, either to the base of the beak or the eyes, depending on the style.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Yersinia Pestis
Single colors
Painted Blighted Beak E6E6E6.png Painted Blighted Beak D8BED8.png Painted Blighted Beak C5AF91.png Painted Blighted Beak 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Blighted Beak 141414.png Painted Blighted Beak 2D2D24.png Painted Blighted Beak 694D3A.png Painted Blighted Beak 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Blighted Beak A57545.png Painted Blighted Beak CF7336.png Painted Blighted Beak E7B53B.png Painted Blighted Beak F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Blighted Beak E9967A.png Painted Blighted Beak FF69B4.png Painted Blighted Beak 7D4071.png Painted Blighted Beak 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Blighted Beak 2F4F4F.png Painted Blighted Beak 424F3B.png Painted Blighted Beak 808000.png Painted Blighted Beak 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Blighted Beak 32CD32.png Painted Blighted Beak BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Blighted Beak A89A8C.png Painted Blighted Beak 839FA3.png Painted Blighted Beak 3B1F23.png Painted Blighted Beak 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak B8383B.png Painted Blighted Beak 5885A2.png Painted Blighted Beak 483838.png Painted Blighted Beak 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak 803020.png Painted Blighted Beak 256D8D.png Painted Blighted Beak 654740.png Painted Blighted Beak 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak C36C2D.png Painted Blighted Beak B88035.png Painted Blighted Beak UNPAINTED.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted
Main article: Styles
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Vibrio Cholerae
Single colors
Painted Blighted Beak E6E6E6 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak D8BED8 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak C5AF91 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 7E7E7E Vibrio Cholerae.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Blighted Beak 141414 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 2D2D24 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 694D3A Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 7C6C57 Vibrio Cholerae.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Blighted Beak A57545 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak CF7336 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak E7B53B Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak F0E68C Vibrio Cholerae.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Blighted Beak E9967A Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak FF69B4 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 7D4071 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 51384A Vibrio Cholerae.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Blighted Beak 2F4F4F Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 424F3B Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 808000 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 729E42 Vibrio Cholerae.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Blighted Beak 32CD32 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak BCDDB3 Vibrio Cholerae.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Blighted Beak A89A8C Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 839FA3 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 3B1F23 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 18233D Vibrio Cholerae.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak B8383B Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 5885A2 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 483838 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 384248 Vibrio Cholerae.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak 803020 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 256D8D Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 654740 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak 28394D Vibrio Cholerae.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Blighted Beak C36C2D Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak B88035 Vibrio Cholerae.png Painted Blighted Beak UNPAINTED Vibrio Cholerae.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted

Styles

Main article: Styles
Styles
Painted Blighted Beak UNPAINTED.png
Painted Blighted Beak UNPAINTED Vibrio Cholerae.png
Yersinia PestisVibrio Cholerae

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • The Blighted Beak was added to the game.

December 21, 2010 Patch

December 22, 2010 Patch

  • The Blighted Beak was changed from a headwear slot item to a misc slot item.

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

  • The Blighted Beak was updated with a creator submitted fix.

March 21, 2011 Patch

  • The Blighted Beak was made paintable and the creator submitted fixes are correctly implemented.
  • [Undocumented] Removed team colors.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • Added style "Vibrio Cholerae".

February 9, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Blighted Beak no longer falls off on death.

Trivia

  • Beak masks, whilst finding popularity in mask parties, originated as primitive gas masks for Medieval plague doctors during the Black Death. The beak was reputed to be filled with scented materials, such as posies, roses, carnations, mint, camphor, ambergris, cloves, myrrh, or even a vinegar-soaked sponge, as at the time it was believed that "bad air" caused disease - which is known as the miasma theory of disease. In fact, malaria receives its name from Medieval Italian for "bad air."
  • The contributors of the Blighted Beak also created the Grimm Hatte, another Black Death-themed hat. They were submitted together through the Contribution page (now replaced by the Steam Workshop).[1]
  • The styles available for the Blighted Beak refer to two bacteria species that were prevalent at the time. The default style, "Yersinia pestis", is named after the bacteria responsible for all 3 variants of Plague. The alternative style, "Vibrio Cholerae", is named after a bacteria responsible for causing cholera in humans.

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See also

References

  1. Confirmation from Pie_Tony