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    The Narrow Bridge Maneuver List

    First level
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    Death to the Living
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 1, Swordsage 1
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: Fortitude half.

    Your strike channels negative energy. You make a single melee attack. Your attack deals extra 1d6 negative energy damage +1 per 2 initiator levels. This strike allows a fortitude save for half damage of 11 + your wisdom modifier. Additionally, any being that fails its fortitude save becomes fatigued.


    Peaceful End
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 1, Swordsage 1
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: One round
    Save: None

    You make a single melee attack. This strike deals an extra 1d6 damage against undead and deathless +1 per every 2 initiator levels. This damage is untyped. Against living beings this instead deals just 1d6 non-lethal damage.


    Soulshield
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 1, Swordsage 1
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Initiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance your soul is more strongly intertwined with your body than normal. You gain a +2 bonus on all saves against supernatural and spell-like abilities from undead and gain a +2 bonus against all death effects and fear effects(these two bonuses do not stack), and natural 1s on death effects are not automatic failures. This is an extraordinary ability.


    Live without Life
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 1, Swordsage 1
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1 day/initiator level
    Save: Fortitude partial

    Some things do not make life worth living. One of which can be the slow steady degradation of one's flesh. You can show people just how unpleasant that can be.

    As part of this maneuver, you make a single melee attack. If this strike hits, you deal an extra 1d6 vile damage and your target must make a fortitude save (DC 11 + your Wisdom modifier). If the target fails, the target may not regain hit points for 1 day per initiator level or until the creature is healed at least 1 hit point magically.

    Empower the Dead
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 1, Swordsage 1
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intitation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance any undead or deathless created, animated or summoned within 30 feet of you by an ally gain 2 extra hit points. These are permanent additional hit points for the created or animated undead

    While any such undead remain within 30 feet of you they get a +2 bonus to turn resistance (which you may ignore when turning or rebuking them). The first time they leave the 30 foot radius this effect is permanently lost. The effect also terminates permanently when you leave this stance.

    If your initiator level is at least 15 then when any such undead is animated or created you may take a free action to permanently give that undead a +2 enhancement bonus to strength.



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    Disrupt Necromantic Power
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: One round
    Save: None

    You make a single melee attack. Your strike deals an extra 2d6 damage against undead, deathless or beings capable of casting necromancy spells. If your strike hits then you also get a +2 bonus on all saves on all necromancy spells or effects cast by the target for the next 1 round/initiator level.


    Putrefy the Flesh
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1 round/ every 2 initiator levels
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. Your strike causes flesh to decay at an accelerated rate. If you strike hits then your target takes an additional 1d8 damage if it is a corporeal undead, 1d6 if it is a construct made out of flesh either in whole or part (such as a Warforged, or a Flesh Golem), and an extra 1d4 against any other being made out of flesh (such as humanoids, monstrous humanoids, etc.) At the beginning of the target's next round and every round thereafter for rounds/ half your initiator level, the target must make a fortitude save of 12 + your wisdom modifier or take an additional die of damage of the same level. A single successful save ends this effect. This is an exception to the normal rule that constructs and undead are immune to fortitude saves that do not effect objects.

    If this maneuver is instead used to strike a corpse the corpse immediately putrefies into a pile of bones and black, rotten muck.


    Fear of Death
    The Narrow Bridge (strike) [mind-affecting][fear]
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2, Warblade 2
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1d4 rounds
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. This strike deals an extra 2d6 damage. If the strike deals damage, the target if living must make a will save (DC 12 + wisdom modifier) or be frightened for 1d4 rounds and then shaken for 1 round after that. If they save by 5 or less then the target is still shaken for 1 round.


    Cross the Bridge
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance mindless undead treat you as undead (and thus will generally not attack you unless you attack them or they are ordered to attack). You also while in this stance gain a +2 circumstance bonus for any diplomacy check with an undead or deathless being. While in this stance you also register as undead for any divination effect or similar effect that would detect undead. Finally, any effect that would deal vile damage to you due to the creation of undead flesh (such as spells from the Necrotic Cyst line in Libris Mortis or some of the maneuvers in this discipline) the vile damage instead becomes non-lethal damage as your body automatically assimilates the undead flesh into itself.


    Blind the Dead
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1 round/ initiator levels
    Save: See text

    To initiate this maneuver you must make a single melee attack. The target struck if undead or deathless must make a will save (DC 12 + your wisdom modifier) or be unable to detect you by any means as if you had an effect identical to the spell Hide from Undead with your initiator level for your effective caster level. This effect terminates if you take any aggressive action towards that undead being. Only intelligent beings are allowed a save.


    Burn the Dead
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)[fire][light]
    Level: Crusader 2, Swordsage 2
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    With your melee strike your weapon momentarily bursts into a blinding flash of light and fire. You make a single melee attack. Your melee attack does an extra 1d6 fire damage and the target struck must make a fortitude save (DC 12 + your wisdom modifier) or be dazzled for 2d6 rounds. Additionally, undead with any form of light vulnerability take an extra 1d6 damage and if have fewer hit die than half your initiator level are destroyed with no save.

    A corpse that is hit by this strike is immediately consumed in a flash of fire leaving nothing but dust. The resulting flash causes all beings within 20 feet other than you to need to make a fortitude save or be dazzled for 2d6 rounds.


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    Strength of Life
    The Narrow Bridge (boost)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: You
    Target: Personal
    Duration: See text

    This maneuver functions just like the spell False Life but with duration equal to 1 minute/initiator level.

    See Those Who Have Yet to Die
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 swift action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance you gain all the benefits of the Deathwatch spell.

    Harness The Soul's Power
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: One round
    Save: See text

    You understand the power that exists in the bond between soul and body and can harness the resulting energy when that bond snaps.

    To use this maneuver you must make a coup de grace attack (unlike a normal coup de grace, using this maneuver makes the coup de grace take only a standard action). The save DC for the coup de grace is increased by your wisdom modifier (if positive). If the target dies (either from a loss of hit points or a failure of their save), you gain all the benefits of the Death Knell spell with your initiator level as your effective caster level. For the duration of the effect your initiator level is also treated as 1 higher. As long as the duration has not yet expired you may transfer the benefits of this effect to any willing being with a touch. Doing so makes you lose all the benefits but the other being gains them for the remaining duration.

    Alternatively, instead of gaining the benefits of Death Knell you may choose to recover one expended maneuver (possibly this one). If you are a crusader the maneuver recovered is automatically granted to you.

    Pierce Soul
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1 round/initiator level
    Save: Fortitude partial

    This strike disrupts temporarily the delicate bonds that normally connect soul, mind and body. You make a single melee attack. If the attack is successful, the target must make a fortitude save (DC 13 + wisdom modifier) or be paralyzed for initiator/2 rounds. Whether or not they make the save, they take a -2 penalty on all saves against (mind-affecting) affects for 1 round /initiator level.


    Rebuking Blow
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. If the attack is successful the target is subject to the equivalent of a rebuke attempt with your your effective cleric level equal to your initiator level or your normal level for rebuking (if any), whichever is higher. The ability to use this strike does not count as the ability to rebuke undead for any prerequisite that requires the ability to rebuke undead.

    Turning Strike
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. If the attack is successful the target is subject to the equivalent of a turn attempt with your effective cleric level equal to your initiator level or your normal level for turning (if any), whichever is higher. The ability to use this strike does not count as the ability to turn undead for any prerequisite that requires the ability to turn undead.

    Walk the Narrow Bridge
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 3, Swordsage 3
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance you take half as much of any damage you would get from positive energy or negative energy effects and are healed by half as much as you would be healed by positive energy and negative energy effects. You also have an effect identical to blindsight out to 30 feet that works only for any being capable of turning or rebuking undead (and so you can immediately tell if someone is able to turn or rebuke undead).

    Additionally,while in this stance you subconsciously control the positive and negative energy around you. You and any ally within 60 feet is treated as having its effective cleric level as 2 higher for turning and rebuking purposes. Also, if you personally are capable of either turning or rebuking undead then while in this stance you can expend 2 turn or 2 rebuke attempts to instead do the other type (that is rebuke if you normally turn or turn if you normally rebuke) at effective cleric level half your normal effective cleric level (min 1). Also, you can move out of this stance to another stance as a move action if you expend a turn or rebuke attempt.




    4th level

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    Momento Vixisti
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1 round / initiator level
    Save: Will negates

    You make a single melee attack. Your strike must hit a being that was formerly alive (whether now undead, deathless, a construct, etc.) The being must make a will save (DC 14 + wisdom modifier) or have the details of its past life come rushing back to it. It becomes briefly overwhelmed by the emotion and becomes aware of the mockery of what it once was. The target is stunned for 1d4 rounds (this is an exception to the normal rules that might make such a creature immune to stunning). If the target succeeds on its save by 5 or less it is instead dazed for 1 round (this is an exception to the normal rules that might make such a creature immune to daze).


    Can someone who has studied latin more recently than me let me know if the Latin name here is correct? It was meant to be a play on Momento Mori but I'm not sure it is correct. It should be "Remember that you lived."

    Life Drain
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. This strike does an extra 1d6 damage to a target. Additionally, half the damage dealt by the attack is temporarily stored in your weapon. You can for up to 1 round/initiator level take a swift action to transfer the drained life to yourself or an ally (using an ally requires being able to touch the ally with your weapon or to touch the ally with your hand while holding the weapon). Doing so heals you (or the ally) the stored amount (the healing power is neither positive or negative energy). You cannot have life stored simultaneously from more than 1 copy of this maneuver. Using another copy causes any preexisting life stored by you (whether in the same weapon or a different weapon) to be lost.

    The Flesh Still Lives
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: None

    You make a single melee attack. This strikes does an extra 4d6 damage to a target and half the resulting damage is vile damage as undead flesh grows into the wound.


    Die to Serve
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: see text
    Save: None

    You make a single melee attack. This strike does an extra 3d6 damage against living creatures. Additionally, if the attack is successful and the being dies in the next minute and has a reasonably intact corpse then the being rises 1 round after death as a zombie under your control. Zombies created by this last 1 round/initiator level from time of rising before crumbling to dust. Zombies controlled in this fashion do not count against your total controlled undead for any purpose that limits your maximum number or amount of undead controlled (such as animate dead or rebuking undead).

    Guardian of the Dead
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 swift action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Initiation:1 swift action
    Range: 100 feet
    Target: Yourself, allies within 100 feet, undead within 100 feet
    Duration: Stance

    This stance provides two benefits: First, while in this stance any undead or deathless in 30 feet that are allied with you or controlled by you (or are you) gain a +4 bonus on turn and rebuke attempts and cannot be destroyed by turn attempts.

    Additionally, any effect by any undead not allied with you that would create spawn within 100 feet of you or any attempt to create or animate undead by a being that is not allied with you must make a charisma check opposed to your initiator level + wisdom modifier or the attempt to create a spawn or animate dead automatically fails.


    Disrupt the Flow
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: See text
    Save: Will partial, see text.

    You disrupt the flow of a negative energy to an undead making it more vulnerable. You make a single melee attack. If you succeed on your melee attack, you make a knowledge(religion) check. The undead being takes additional damage equal to your check/2 and for rounds equal to your initiator level /2 has its total hit die for turning and rebuking attempts treated as reduced by the check result /4. Multiple uses of this strike do not stack.

    Alternatively, this strike disrupts the ability to channel the positive and negative energy that a being is able to consciously channel. Any target which is able to rebuke or turn undead must make a will save (DC 14 + your wisdom modifier) or become unable to turn or rebuke undead for 1 minute/initiator level. Also, if the target fails its save by at least 5 then it loses 1d6 daily uses of either turning or rebuking.


    Shared Souls
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level:Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    When you enter this stance you designate up to one ally per every 5 initiator levels. While at least two of those allies (possibly yourself) are in 60 feet of you and you are subject to the same either (mind-affecting) or (death)
    effect and one of you makes the save the other one automatically makes their save also even if they would not have. This does not apply to effects that only one of you needs to make a save on (such as if one of you were protected by a Death Ward spell). You can as a swift action change which allies you have designated as sharing souls.


    Stand Against Death
    The Narrow Bridge (counter)
    Level: Crusader 4, Swordsage 4
    Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Personal
    Target: Self
    Duration: Instantaneous

    You may use this maneuver when you are subject to either an attack by an undead or deathless being or are called on to make a save against a death effect or a supernatural or spell-like ability used by an undead or deathless being. If used in response to an attack, you make a knowledge(religion) check and add 1/2 of the check result as a bonus to your AC.

    If used in response to having to make a save, you substitute a knowledge(religion) check for rolling the save. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus on the save if being using the ability is an undead or deathless of a type you have recognized due to a knowledge(religion) check. You get a +1 circumstance bonus if you recognized the type of being due to a different knowledge skill. The DC is the same as would be for the save. Since this is a skill check, a 1 is not an automatic failure and a 20 is not an automatic success.



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    Even the Dead Fear Death
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 5, Swordsage 5
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 1 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: 1d4 rounds
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. Your attack deals 5d6 damage + 1 per an initiator level against a target undead or deathless. Additionally, if the attack hits, that being must make a will save (DC 15 + wisdom modifier) or be panicked for 1d4 rounds.

    None Truly Control the Dead Forever
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 5, Swordsage 5
    Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: See text
    Target: One creature, see text
    Duration: Instantaneous or 1 round/initiator
    Save: Will negates

    You make a single melee attack. If your melee attack succeeds, the target must make a will save (DC 15 + wisdom modifier). If it fails, it loses 1d6 undead it controls starting with those with the most hit die. For each undead lost in this way, the target takes takes additional damage equal to the number of hit die the undead had. Additionally, if this additional damage or the original strike slays the target then any undead freed by the strike transfer temporarily to your control for 1 round/initiator level.


    Preserve the Soul
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 5, Swordsage 5
    Prerequisites: 3 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    While in this stance your soul is particularly strongly tied to your body. You are treated as being under effects identical to the spell Death Ward with your initiator level as your effective caster level.



    6th level

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    Scream of the Dying
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)[sonic][mind-affecting][fear]
    Level: Crusader 6, Swordsage 6
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: See text
    Save: Will partial

    Your weapon vibrates as you strike, echoing the screams of the dead and dying. You make a single melee attack. This strikes deals an extra 5d6 sonic damage and whether or not the strike hits the target must make a will save (DC 16 + your wisdom modifier) or become shaken for 2d4 rounds.


    Slash the Spirit
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 6, Swordsage 6
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. This strike deals an extra 3d6 damage (but 7d6 if the target is an incorporeal undead). Additionally, when making this strike against an incorporeal foe (whether or not it is undead), your attack is treated as having the Ghost Touch property.


    Reflect Death
    The Narrow Bridge (counter)
    Level: Crusader 6, Swordsage 6
    Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Range: See text
    Target: One creature, see text
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text


    You initiate this counter when you are subject to any necromantic effect or death effect. The creator of the effect is subject to an identical effect (with the same save DC etc.) If they fail their save you then get a +4 bonus on your save.

    Embrace the Vampire
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 6, Swordsage 6
    Prerequisites: 2 The Narrow Bridge maneuver
    Intiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance

    You take on some of the aspects of a vampire. While in this stance, you gain DR 10/ silver or magic and get a +4 racial bonus to Bluff, Hide, Listen, Move Silently, Search, Sense Motive, and Spot checks. Any melee attack you make that deals damage causes you to heal 1 hit point. You can be turned (but not rebuked) like any undead being with any form of successful turning making you lose this stance and being unable to resume the stance for 1d6 rounds (if you are able to be turned this occurs in addition to any other results of being turned).




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    Return to the Grave
    The Narrow Bridge (stance)
    Level: Crusader 7, Swordsage 7
    Prerequisites: 3 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Initiation:1 swift action
    Range: Personal
    Target: You
    Duration: Stance


    This stance grants three benefits. First, While in this stance you may make critical hits against undead and deathless. To confirm such a critical hit you make a knowledge(religion) check and use that in place of a roll to confirm. If you have some other ability that allows you to make critical hits against undead or deathless, you may make the attack roll to confirm and make the knowledge(religion) check and then choose which roll to use.

    Second, you may each round make an additional attack of opportunity against undead or deathless without it counting against your normal limit in number of attacks of opportunity.

    Third, while in this stance, your critical threat range for any weapon associated with the discipline is increased by 1 against all targets.

    Rebuke the Controller
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 7, Swordsage 7
    Prerequisites: 3 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: See text

    You make a single melee attack. Your melee attack deals an extra 6d6 damage to the target. Additionally, if the target is an undead being under someone's control then the controller takes additional damage equal to the amount of damage dealt to the target +1 additional damage for every hit die the target being has and +1 per an initiator level.

    Final Rest
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 7, Swordsage 7
    Prerequisites: 3 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: Fortitude partial

    You make a single melee attack. Your melee attack deals an extra 6d6 damage. If the target is undead or deathless it must make a will save with DC equal to 17 + your wisdom modifier or be destroyed. Additionally, any being that dies within 24 hours of being subject to this strike has difficulty having the corpse turned into undead or deathless or being resurrected. Any attempt to create undead, animate undead or resurrect or raise the dead being must succeed on a caster level check (DC 15 + your initiator level) to succeed.




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    Fear of the Coming Oblivion
    The Narrow Bridge (strike) [mind-affecting][fear]
    Level: Crusader 8, Swordsage 8
    Prerequisites: 3 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous or 1 round/initiator level
    Save: Will partial

    You make a single melee attack. Your successful melee attack deals an extra 10d6 damage and if the target is living must make a will save against (DC 18 + your wisdom modifier) or be panicked for 3d6 rounds. Also, any being that fails its save or succeeds on its save by less than 5 automatically loses 1d3 readied maneuvers (if it has any maneuvers).


    The Flesh Crawls
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 8, Swordsage 8
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 4 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: Fortitude partial

    You make a single melee attack. This strikes does an extra 12d6 damage to a target. If the target fails a fortitude (DC 18 + wisdom modifier) save then half the damage from the attack is vile damage as undead flesh grows into the wound.

    The undead flesh is active and constantly squirms and writhes producing a disgusting sensation. While any of the vile damage from this strike is still unhealed, the target takes a -2 penalty to dexterity, a -4 penalty to all concentration checks, and a -2 penalty on all charisma based skill checks.

    The undead flesh also acts as a conduit for necromantic power. While any of the vile damage from this strike remains the target takes a -2 penalty on all saves against necromancy spells or effects and any necromancy spells, spell-like abilities or other necromancy effects that would be subject to spell resistance (such as certain mysteries) automatically penetrate any spell resistance the individual has.

    If the target has vile damage from multiple sources, vile damage from this strike is healed last.

    Destroy the Source
    The Narrow Bridge (strike)
    Level: Crusader 8, Swordsage 8
    Initiation Action: 1 standard action
    Prerequisites: 5 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One undead creature, but see text
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Save: Will partial

    You channel disruptive necromantic impulses with the force of your blow. To initiate this maneuver you must make a single melee attack. If you hit an undead being, that being takes an additional 10d6 damage and must make a will save (DC 18 + your wisdom modifier). If the target fails the will save, it is destroyed, and the necromantic energy cascades through to the creature's spawn. Any spawn created by the creature are treated to being subject to the same effect as if they had been struck by this maneuver. For purposes of this maneuver, spawn are any creature created by supernatural means that arise from a creature's templates or creature type, not class features. (For example, ghouls created by a ghoul or new bodaks created by a bodak would count as spawn, but undead animated by a lich using animate dead would not count.)



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    Life is Precious
    The Narrow Bridge (strike) [death]
    Level: Crusader 9, Swordsage 9
    Prerequisites: 5 The Narrow Bridge maneuvers
    Range: Melee attack
    Target: One creature
    Duration: Instantaneous or 1 round/initiator level
    Save: Fortitude partial

    You make a single melee attack. Your melee attack deals an extra 15d6 damage and if the attack is successful the must make a fortitude save (DC 19 + your wisdom modifier) or die. If the target has fewer hit die than half your initiator level it dies with no save. A targets that dies from this attack (either from the damage or from failing their save) rises as zombies under your control for 1 round/initiator level before crumbling to dust. Zombies controlled this way do not count against any total control pool such as for animate dead.



    Last edited by JoshuaZ; 2011-06-16 at 06:38 PM. Reason: missing "is"