The Crying Masks are a violent splinter group of the False Face Society. They consist of disenchanted False Face members and those who have failed the rigorous requirements to enter the False Face Society. The Crying Masks often use their magical ability to stage terrorist attacks against cybertechnology and biotech corporations, and are known to channel nature spirits to augment their magical combat abilities.

Like the False Face Society, they are well known for using ritual masks. Unlike those used by the False Face Society, they typically augment magic abilities that help in their clandestine operations.