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Time exists. No one can deny this fact that time inexorably marches forward and brings all things to crumbling ruin, to death, and to dissolution. For others, time brings great things, as when things mature they grow and change, become more beautiful or potent. At the end of all things, the sand in the hourglass always falls and time passes. Some souls rejected this notion, and learned through skill with a blade to cleave the hourglass in twain and alter the passage of time to their benefit. Thus, the Riven Hourglass discipline was born. Students of this discipline believe that within each being there is an Hourglass in their soul, and within this hourglass resides the sands that flow endlessly towards the end of a creature’s time in the world. By manipulating their own Hourglass and that of others, the practitioners of this art show that through will, determination, and the use of the sands of time within all beings that battle can be won before it has even begun. Riven Hourglass disciples are capable of seeing minute flows in the endlessly flowing sands of time and are capable of making decisions in the moments when they need to be made. Riven Hourglass’ associated skill is Autohypnosis, and its associated weapon groups are flails, hammers, and light blades.

Associated Skills: Autohypnosis 

Associated Weapon Groups: Flails, hammers, and light blades 

Martial Tradition: Lords of the Wheel 

Title Veil: The Memory

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Special Note: Maneuvers from this discipline are universally supernatural in nature, drawing as they do on the initiator’s connection to the timestream and the manipulation of their Hourglass. As such, they are supernatural abilities.

1st Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Clockwatcher Counter You can act during a surprise round in which you would not normally be able to act.
Distorted Clock Stance You extend the effects of beneficial spells and powers, and gain resistance against harmful spell effects.
Minute Hand Boost You make an attack as a swift action with a –2 penalty.
Sands of Time Stance Stance You gain a +2 bonus on initiative checks and Reflex Saves.
Sands of Time Approach Strike Your attack may fatigue the target for 1d4 rounds.
Strike the Hourglass Strike Your attack may cause the target to lose their next move action.

2nd Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Chronal Aggression Strike Your fire a ray that deals 2d6 + your initiation modifier points of damage and sickens the target.
Rapid Strike Strike You make two attacks as a standard action.
Stopwatch Counter Make an Autohypnosis check against an attack roll to take a 5-foot step, potentially negating the attack.
Temporal Burn Strike Your attack deals +2d6 damage, overcomes damage reduction, and ignores hardness.
Unhindered Step Boost Your land speed increases by 30 feet for one round.

3rd Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Flickering Defense Counter Your opponent must roll twice for their attack and take the worse result, and takes a –4 penalty on their attack roll.
Probability Twist Counter You reroll a d20 roll or damage roll. You must take the results of your reroll, even if it’s worse.
Riven Hourglass Stance Stance You gain a +4 dodge bonus to your AC, a +4 on initiative checks, immunity to slow, and a 20% miss chance against magical effects that target you.
Temporal Fury Strike Your attack deals +2d6 damage and the target must make a Fortitude save or become slowed.
Time Skitter Boost You gain the benefits of a haste spell for a number of rounds equal to your initiation modifier.

4th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Chronal Draw Strike Your attack deals +3d6 damage and the target must make a Will save or become exhausted.
Gift of Time Boost You donate part or all of your turn to an ally.
Temporal Body Adjustment Counter You negate any one negative condition that currently affects you.
Tip the Hourglass Strike Your attack deals +4d6 damage and the target must make a Fortitude save or become slowed.

5th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Chronal Fission Stance You can initiate one counter per round without using an immediate action.
Hour Hand Boost Make an extra attack with a –4 penalty that deals +4d6 damage.
Sands of Time Tornado Strike You attack each adjacent opponent, dealing additional damage equal to twice your initiation modifier and potentially sickening your targets.
Time-Thief’s Talons Strike Your attack deals an additional 2 points of damage per initiator level and heals you for the same amount.
Relativity Burst Counter You gain a move action.

6th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Sand-Bearer’s Swiftness Stance You gain the benefits of a haste spell, immunity to slow, and a 20% miss chance against attacks and effects that target you.
Shatter the Hourglass Strike Your attack may freeze the target in time for 1d4 rounds, paralyzing them.
Temporal Distortion Counter You move up to twice your speed without provoking attacks of opportunity.
Temporal Wave Strike You unleash a 30-foot cone of glimmering temporal energy that slows and may nauseate creatures caught in the area.

7th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Beat the Clock Counter You gain a standard action.
Sands of Time Hurricane Strike You attack each adjacent opponent twice with a +4 bonus on your attack rolls. A struck target must make a Fortitude save or become nauseated for one round.
Temporal Dilation Strike Your melee touch attack removes a foe from the timestream for 1d4 rounds.

8th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
God of the Hourglass Stance Stance You can act in surprise rounds and within time stop spells, and you gain an additional move or standard action each round.
Heart of the Time Lord Counter You gain the effects of a heal spell when you would be reduced to 0 or fewer hit points.
Wrath of Time Strike You unleash a massive wave of temporal energy, dealing damage and potentially disintegrating anything within a 60-foot cone.

9th Level Riven Hourglass Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Break the Hourglass Counter You strike within the moments before an opponent can act against you, gaining a move and standard action (or full-round action) with which to attack your opponent.
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