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Monk of the Eclipsing Moon

Some monks find solace and order within the cover of night. These monks use the fear of darkness against their opponents, as those whose willpower is not strong enough to resist are not worthy of obtaining true perfection of body and mind.

Alignment

A monk of the eclipsing moon must be lawful neutral or lawful evil.

Class Skills

A monk of the eclipsing moon gains Heal as a class skill.

Bonus Feats

At 1st level, 2nd level, and every four levels thereafter, a monk of the eclipsing moon may select a bonus feat from the following list:

At 6th level, the following feats are added to the list of bonus feats:

At 10th level, the following feats are added to the list of bonus feats:

A monk need not have any of the prerequisites normally required for these feats to select them. A monk of the eclipsing moon can use a weapon he has Weapon Focus with to utilize the Deadly Stroke feat, even if he doesn’t have Greater Weapon Focus with that weapon.

These feats replace the monk’s normal bonus feats.

Darkened Mind (Ex)

A monk of the eclipsing moon of 3rd level or higher gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells with the emotion, fear, or pain descriptor.

This ability replaces still mind.

Darkvision (Ex)

At 4th level, a monk of the eclipsing moon gains darkvision out to 30 feet. At 8th level, this distance increases to 60 feet. If the monk already has darkvision, its range is increased by these amounts.

This ability replaces slow fall.

Ki Pool (Su)

A monk of the eclipsing moon can spend 1 point from his ki pool to do one the following:

  • Make one additional attack at his highest attack bonus when making a flurry of blows attack.
  • Double the distance of his darkvision for 1 minute.
  • Cast faerie fire as a spell-like ability, using his monk level as his caster level.

Each of these powers is activated as a swift action. He cannot use his ki pool to enhance his Armor Class or movement speed.

This modifies the ki pool ability.

Eclipse (Sp)

At 5th level, a monk of the eclipsing moon can cast darkness as a spell-like ability, using his monk level as his caster level. Doing so expends 1 point from his ki pool. At 14th level, the monk can spend 2 points from his ki pool to have this function as deeper darkness instead.

This ability replaces high jump.

Abundant Step (Su)

This works as the monk ability of the same name, except the monk of the eclipsing moon must begin and end his teleportation in an area of dim light or darkness.

This modifies the abundant step ability.

Eyes of the Moon (Su)

At 17th level, a monk of the eclipsing moon gains the see in darkness ability, allowing him to see perfectly to any distance in darkness, including supernatural darkness.

This ability replaces tongue of the sun and moon.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Path of Shadows, © 2015, Ascension Games, LLC; Author Christopher Moore