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Silver Crane

Disciples of the Silver Crane are men and women for whom the power of the celestial and divine flow into the arts of their blade. The Silver Crane is a goodly discipline that is inspired by the teachings of good aligned outsiders. It focuses on strong strikes designed to combat evil, celestial insights, and combat-predictions to defeat foes and enable the initiator and his allies to endure the hardships of battle against the forces of evil. Upon learning the art of Silver Crane, the disciple becomes in tune with the flows of the celestial realm, gaining heavenly insights into combat as if the angels themselves were granting insight to the warrior in battle. The Silver Crane discipline’s associated skill is Perception, and its associated weapon groups are bows, hammers, and spears.

The discipline of Silver Crane is to be considered a supernatural discipline and all abilities within are considered supernatural abilities and follow the rules and restrictions of such. All abilities in this discipline carry the [good] descriptor.

A character may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with strikes made from this discipline as if they were made manifest, including fiends and other entities who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing creature, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage from the attack is inflicted upon the possessing fiend without harming the host.

Order of Presentation: In the maneuver lists and descriptions, the maneuvers are grouped alphabetically by level.

Initiator Level: Some maneuvers effects depend on the initiator level, which is usually the character’s level in the class that provides access to martial maneuvers. The word “level” in the maneuver lists always refers to initiator level.

Creatures and Characters: “Creatures” and “characters” are used synonymously in the maneuver descriptions.

Discipline Restrictions Some disciplines carry specific restrictions on when they can be used, as well as specific rules for those disciplines, as defined in that discipline’s maneuver list.

Table: 1st Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Crane Step Boost Make a free 5-ft step.
Enduring Crane Strike Strike Successful melee attack heals the initiator or ally within 30-ft 1d6 points of damage.
Eyes of the Crane Stance When making Perception checks or rolls against concealment, roll twice and use the better of the two rolls, and may use detect evil as a spell-like ability at will.
Flashing Wings Strike Melee attack that dazzles an opponent and inflicts +1d4 damage.
Silver Crane Waltz Stance Gain a +4 bonus to initiative checks and +2 to Reflex saves and to AC, increasing every eight levels.
Silver Strike Strike Roll two attack rolls; use the better of the two rolls to determine result.

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Table: 2nd Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Blazing Crane’s Wing Boost Add 2d6 points of damage to attacks against undead or evil outsiders.
Blessed Pinions Strike Melee attack deals an additional 2d6 sacred damage, strikes incorporeal creatures or possessing creatures without harming the host.
Defensive Step Counter Make Perception check opposing opponent’s attack roll, if successful make a free 5-ft step to evade the attack.
Emerald Displacement Strike Strike Make a successful attack, target suffers 20% miss chance and Perception penalties.

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Table: 3rd Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Exorcism Strike Strike Melee attacks inflicts an additional 6d6 sacred damage to undead and evil outsiders; chance to daze.
Silver Crane’s Blessing Boost Upon a successful attack, initiator or ally within 30-ft is healed 2d6 plus initiation modifier points of damage.
Silver Knight’s Blade Strike Attack inflicts an additional 4d6 points of damage, heals that damage to initiator or nearby ally.
Stance of the Silver Crane Stance Weapons wielded by the initiator gain the holy weapon quality, and the initiator radiates a protection from evil.

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Table: 4th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Sacred Pinions Strike Melee attack deals an addition 5d6 sacred damage, strikes incorporeal or possessing creatures and stuns them for 1d4 rounds.
Sapphire Displacement Strike Strike Make a successful melee attack, target suffers 50% miss chance.
Silver Crane Resurgence Counter Initiator or ally within 30-ft may re-roll a save with +4 sacred bonus.
Silver Crane’s Leap Boost Move up to normal movement speed without provoking attacks of opportunity.

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Table: 5th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Argent Knight’s Banner Strike Make a successful charge attack, inflicts an additional 8d6 points of damage, heals initiator and all allies within 30-ft for 5d6 hit points.
Emerald-Tipped Feathers Counter Gain DR 20/evil against a single attack.
Silver Crane’s Spiral Strike Make a single attack at full attack bonus +2 against each adjacent enemy.
Stance of the Crane Knight Stance Gain a fly speed equal to twice your base speed and DR 10/evil, radiate light.

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Table: 6th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Argent King’s Scepter Strike Make a successful melee attack, inflicts an additional 12d6 points of damage, heals initiator 60 points of damage.
Holy Pinions Strike Melee attack deals an additional 10d6 sacred damage, strikes incorporeal or possessing creatures and makes them corporeal for one minute.
Silver Crane Endurance Stance Initiator gains fast healing 5.
Silver Crane’s Mercy Boost Upon successful attack, initiator or ally within 30-ft is healed 9d6 points of damage.

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Table: 7th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Diamond Displacement Strike Strike Make a successful melee attack, target is rendered blind and deaf permanently.
Diamond-Tipped Feathers Counter Gain DR 30/evil for one attack or negate one condition upon the initiator.
Holy Rush Boost Teleport yourself to a nearby ally’s adjacent square within 50-ft.

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Table: 8th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Benediction of the Silver Crane Boost Upon a successful attack, initiator and all allies within 30-ft. are healed for 12d6 points of damage.
Celestial Pinions Strike Melee attack that strikes incorporeal creatures, inflicts an additional 15d6 points of sacred damage or slays incorporeal creatures.
Diamond Wings of the Imperial Crane Stance Gain spell resistance and a +4 sacred bonus to saves, effects resisted heal the initiator.

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Table: 9th Level Silver Crane Maneuvers
Maneuver Type Description
Strike of Silver Exorcism Strike Melee attack inflicts +80 sacred damage, or +120 damage to/slays undead or evil outsiders.

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The Silver Crane Discipline

Disciples of the Silver Crane are men and women for whom the power of the celestial and divine flow into the arts of their blade. The Silver Crane is a goodly discipline and may only be learned and used by those who have a good alignment who are inspired by the teachings of good aligned outsiders. It focuses on strong strikes designed to combat evil, celestial insights, and combat-predictions to defeat foes and enable the initiator and his allies to endure the hardships of battle against the forces of evil. Upon learning the art of Silver Crane, the disciple becomes in tune with the flows of the celestial realm, gaining heavenly insights into combat as if the angels themselves were granting insight to the warrior in battle. The Silver Crane discipline’s associated skill is Perception, and its associated weapon groups are bows, hammers, and spears.

The discipline of Silver Crane is to be considered a supernatural discipline and all abilities within are considered supernatural abilities and follow the rules and restrictions of such. All abilities in this discipline carry the [good] descriptor.

A character may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with strikes made from this discipline as if they were made manifest, including fiends and other entities who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing creature, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage from the attack is inflicted upon the possessing fiend without harming the host.

Crane Step

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

The grace of the Silver Crane blesses the initiator with the ability to step through battle unhindered and unharmed. The initiator makes a free 5-ft step, even if he has already made one.

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Enduring Crane Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: Target creature(s)
Duration: Instance

DESCRIPTION

Making his soul a wellspring of holy power, the disciple strikes out at a foe to unleashed his holy power to restore health to himself or an ally. The initiator makes an attack against a target creature, inflicting damage as normal, and the strike restores 1d6 hit points plus his initiation modifier to the initiator or to an ally within 30-ft.

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Eyes of the Crane

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

Using the perception of the disciple’s heavenly training to assist him, the Silver Crane practitioner may see many things which would remain hidden from the eyes of the impure. While in this stance, the initiator rolls twice on Perception checks or when attempting to pierce concealment, using the higher of the two rolls. Additionally, he may use detect evil as a spell-like ability at will with a caster level equal to his initiator level.

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Flashing Wings

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature
Duration: 1 round

DESCRIPTION

The flashing wings of the Silver Crane daze the foes of the martial disciple, burning their eyes with the light of Heaven. Make a melee attack and if successful, this attack inflicts an additional 1d4 points of damage and the target is dazzled for one round.

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Silver Crane Waltz

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

The divine vantage point of the celestial realms infuses the mind of the disciple, granting him momentary flickers of foresight. A faint, ghostly image of wings is visible around the disciple but vanishes when he is looked upon directly. The initiator gains a +4 insight bonus to initiative checks if he is in this stance before combat begins, and a +2 insight bonus to Reflex saves and to AC. These bonuses increase by an additional +1 every eight levels after 1st level.

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Silver Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 1
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

Using the insight of the Heavens, the martial disciple learns to read the tangles of fate to direct their efforts in battle. The initiator makes two attack rolls and uses the better of the two rolls to determine result of the attack.

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Blazing Crane’s Wing

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 2
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Until next turn

DESCRIPTION

By filling the Silver Crane disciple’s weapon with the strength of his celestial patrons, the warrior funnels their righteous wrath against those that are abominations in the eyes of all that is good. The initiator’s attacks until his next turn inflict an additional 2d6 points of damage against undead or evil outsiders.

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Blessed Pinions

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 2
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature

DESCRIPTION

The pinion feathers of the Silver Crane’s wings gain an ethereal glimmer as if they were blessed steel. Heavenly agents guide their disciple’s attack so it may strike true as if it were blessed, even allowing it to strike the unseen. Make an attack against a foe that inflicts an additional 2d6 points of sacred damage and the attack is considered good aligned for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction. The disciple may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with this strike as if they were made manifest, including fiends who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing fiend, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage from the attack is inflicted upon the possessing fiend without harming the host.

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Defensive Step

Discipline: Silver Crane (Counter) [good]; Level: 2
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Personal
Target: You

DESCRIPTION

Inspired by the awareness of the celestial realm, the discipline trusts in his heavenly sense of the battle around him to see where the next attack is coming and move away from danger. He makes a Perception check opposing the opponent’s attack roll; if successful, the initiator may make a free 5-ft step in order to evade the attack. If he is unable to move to an adjacent square, he may not use this counter.

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Emerald Displacement Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 2
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Initiation modifier rounds
Saving Throw: Fort negates

DESCRIPTION

Sight is imperative in arts of the hunting bird, and a warrior learns that this holds true for his enemy. An enemy that cannot see is an enemy who can be defeated with greater ease. Make an attack and the target must make a Fortitude save (DC 12 + initiation modifier) or suffer a -4 penalty to Perception checks and a 20% miss chance on all attack rolls for the character’s initiation modifier in rounds (minimum of one round).

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Exorcism Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 3
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Saving Throw: Fortitude partial

DESCRIPTION

The foes of the celestial realms tremble in fear at the wrath of the Heavens themselves, and a disciple of the Silver Crane wields that righteous anger in battle. This strike inflicts an additional 6d6 points of sacred damage to the foe if it is an undead creature or an outsider with the evil subtype, with a chance to daze the target for 1 round if it fails a Fortitude save (DC 13 + initiation modifier). Success negates the daze effect. If the target is a possessing entity within a host creature, the damage inflicted from this strike is solely inflicted upon the possessor, not the host. If the target is neither undead nor an evil outsider, this attack inflicts an additional 2d6 points of damage, and does not daze the target.

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Silver Crane’s Blessing

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 3
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal or 30-ft
Target: You or ally
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

By invoking the powers of his celestial patrons upon successfully smiting an enemy of the heavens, the holy power of the Silver Crane disciple’s patron flows through him to restore the health of the vessel or the ally of the vessel. Upon a successful attack, the character may initiate this boost to heal himself or an ally within 30-ft of 2d6 points of damage plus his initiation modifier.

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Silver Knight’s Blade

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 3
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature

DESCRIPTION

Those graced with the blessings of the Silver Crane are both terrors to their foes and heroes to their fellows. This strike inflicts an additional 4d6 points of sacred damage and heals a like amount of damage to either the initiator or to a single ally within 30-ft of the martial disciple.

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Stance of the Silver Crane

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 3
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

The martial disciple with knowledge of this stance learns to channel the potency of their celestial patrons to combat evil with great efficiency. In the midst of battle ghostly images of wings or blazing wrathful halos can often be seen near Silver Crane disciples. While in this stance, any weapon that the martial disciple wields is treated as if it had the holy special weapon property. Additionally, the character is considered under the influence of a protection from evil spell with a caster level equal to his initiator level.

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Sacred Pinions

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 4
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Saving Throw: Fortitude partial

DESCRIPTION

The martial disciple enhances his melee strikes with the blessed wings of the Silver Crane, infusing them with celestial might to strike beyond flesh and bite spirit. Make an attack against a foe that inflicts an additional 5d6 points of damage. The initiator may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with this strike as if they were made manifest, including fiends who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing fiend, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage goes to the possessing fiend without harming the host.

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Sapphire Displacement Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 4
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Saving Throw: Fort negates

DESCRIPTION

The agents of the celestial realms guide your blade and hinder the senses of your foes. Make a successful attack and the target must make a Fortitude save (DC 14 + initiation modifier) or fail on all Perception checks and suffers a 50% miss chance on attack rolls for the disciple’s initiation modifier in rounds (minimum of one round).

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Silver Crane’s Leap

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 4
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You

DESCRIPTION

The flow of battle runs sharply through the Silver Crane disciple’s mind, allowing him to see where his opponents will move before he makes his own. By watching these flows, he may step before their movements, allowing him greater mobility without a cost to defense. The disciple may make a free movement up to his normal movement speed without provoking attacks of opportunity.

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Silver Crane Resurgence

Discipline: Silver Crane (Counter) [good]; Level: 4
Prerequisite(s): One Silver Crane Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Personal or 30-ft
Target: You or ally
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

By invoking the power of his celestial patron, the Silver Crane disciple may overcome the fell powers and curses of his enemies and return to full fighting ability. As an immediate action, the initiator may grant himself or an ally within 30-ft of his position the ability to re-roll a failed saving throw with a +4 sacred bonus.

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Argent Knight’s Banner

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 5
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: Special
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

Infusing his arms and weapon with the glory of the Silver Crane’s majesty, the martial disciple smites his foe and radiates a banner of heavenly wings, which explode with celestial light and power. Make a melee attack that inflicts an additional 8d6 points of damage and heals the initiator and all of his allies within 30-ft for 4d6 points of damage.

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Emerald-Tipped Feathers

Discipline: Silver Crane (Counter) [good]; Level: 5
Prerequisite(s): 2 Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: One attack

DESCRIPTION

A defensive technique of the Silver Crane calls for the hardening of the channeled celestial’s essence around the disciple to protect him from harm. This essence often manifests in the form of a wing-like shield of faintly green light, which grants you damage reduction of 20/evil against a single attack.

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Silver Crane’s Spiral

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 5
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: Special
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

Filling himself with the wrath of the heavens, the Silver Crane disciple takes on a nimbus of glowing wings and lashes out at all of his nearby enemies with smiting strikes. The character makes a single attack at his full attack bonus with a +2 insight bonus at each adjacent enemy or enemy that is within the area he threatens. Ranged attacks used with this maneuver may only be used against opponents within the weapon’s first range increment.

Argent King’s Scepter

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 6
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers

Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

The initiator of this strike holds his weapon aloft briefly, allowing it to fill with holy wrath before striking the blazing weapon down with righteous finality. This strike inflicts an additional 12d6 points of damage and heals the initiator for 60 points of damage.

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Holy Pinions

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 6
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instant
Saving Throw: Will partial

DESCRIPTION

Using this advanced technique of the Silver Crane, the martial disciple infuses his strike with the pure celestial essence of their heavenly companion and smites the forces of the Lower Planes. Make an attack that inflicts and additional 10d6 points of damage. The disciple may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with this strike as if they were made manifest, including fiends who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing fiend, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage goes to the possessing fiend without harming the host. If used against a possessing fiend or an incorporeal creature, he may attempt to make this creature corporeal (if used against a possessing fiend, the creature will appear adjacent of the host) temporarily. The creature must make a Will save (DC 16 + initiation modifier) or be made corporeal and stunned for the character’s initiation modifier in rounds (minimum of one round).

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Stance of the Crane Knight

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 5
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

As a disciple of the Silver Crane, the martial disciple may manifest the essence of his celestial patrons along his body, its light radiating from his soul to form silver-feathered ethereal wings from his back and a blazing halo of argent radiance around his head. While in this stance, you gain a fly speed equal to twice your base land speed with average maneuverability and you gain DR 10/evil. You also radiate light as a light spell from the halo-like effect of this stance while it is in effect.

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Silver Crane Endurance

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 6
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

By reciting a litany of praises and prayers to the glory of the angels and to the heavens above, the Silver Crane disciple is filled with restorative power from his patrons. Some disciples shimmer with a holy glow, and others bear a halo or nimbus around their head when in this stance. While in this stance, the initiator gain fast healing 5.

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Silver Crane’s Mercy

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 6
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal or 30-ft
Target: You or ally
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

With a recitation of power and a prayer for mercy upon those who are servants of heaven, the Silver Crane disciple strikes out at the evil he battles. Upon making a successful attack, you or an ally within 30-ft of you is healed of 9d6 points of damage.

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Diamond Displacement Strike

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 7
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Saving Throw: Will partial

DESCRIPTION

A blinded warrior cannot strike with his eyes, and most cannot strike with their mind. The disciple of the Silver Crane strikes hard at his opponent’s senses and rips them from him decisively, burning them out with holy light and thunderous power. Make an attack, the target of which must make a Will save (DC 17 + initiation modifier) or be permanently blinded and deafened by a celestial hand. Targets that succeed their saving throw are staggered for one round from the sensory overload of the attack.

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Diamond-Tipped Feathers

Discipline: Silver Crane (Counter) [good]; Level: 7
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

The ultimate defensive technique of the Silver Crane, glittering wings of celestial might wrap around the martial disciple initiating this maneuver, protecting him from harm. You gain DR 30/evil against a single attack, or may shed one condition that has been placed upon you or negate one that is about to be placed upon you (such as bestow curse or the effect of a power word: blind spell, but not damage effects from spells such as fireball).

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Holy Rush

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [Good, Teleportation]; Level: 7
Prerequisite(s): Two Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: 50-ft
Target: You

DESCRIPTION

With a rush of speed and flare of arching wings of light, the martial disciple speeds towards an ally within the blink of an eye. When initiating this boost, you teleport to an square within 50 ft. and adjacent to an ally. If there is no ally within this range, this maneuver cannot be used. The disciple may teleport himself, his gear and equipment, and up to 25 pounds of carried objects.

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Benediction of the Silver Crane

Discipline: Silver Crane (Boost) [good]; Level: 8
Prerequisite(s): Three Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: 30-ft
Target: You and allies
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

With a powerful cry of need, the true glory of heaven’s mercy pours down upon the Silver Crane disciple in a flood of healing benediction. Upon a successful attack, the initiator and all allies within 30-ft. of his position are healed of 12d6 points of damage.

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Celestial Pinions

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 8
Prerequisite(s): Three Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instant

DESCRIPTION

Martial disciples with this technique have learned to strike through the ether and destroy the very essence of their infernal foes in a blazing torrent of holy light. Make an attack against a foe that inflicts an additional 15d6 points of damage. The disciple may also choose to strike incorporeal foes with this strike as if they were made manifest, including fiends who currently possess a creature. To strike a possessing fiend, the body they inhabit must be also struck, but all damage goes to the possessing fiend without harming the host. If used against a possessing fiend or an incorporeal creature, the creature must make a Will save (DC 18 + initiation modifier) or be instantly slain.

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Diamond Wings of the Imperial Crane

Discipline: Silver Crane (Stance) [good]; Level: 8
Prerequisite(s): Three Silver Crane maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

DESCRIPTION

The true master of the Silver Crane discipline who learns its mysteries must be prepared to take the fight to the enemies of the Upper Planes. By initiating this stance, a halo of ghostly wings erupts around the disciple to ward away harmful magics. While in this stance, the ghostly image of wings protects the initiator against the spells and powers of evil spells and dark powers, granting him spell resistance equal to 15 + his initiator level and a +4 sacred bonus to saving throws. Effects that fail to pass the initiator’s spell resistance restore twice the level of the effect in hit points to the disciple.

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Strike of Silver Exorcism

Discipline: Silver Crane (Strike) [good]; Level: 9
Prerequisite(s): Four Silver Crane maneuvers
Range: Melee or ranged attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instant, 1d4 rounds
Saving Throw: Will partial

DESCRIPTION

The ultimate technique of the Silver Crane is a strike that rends the essence of the foes of the heavens asunder and brings them to ruin in one blazing stroke. This strike adds an additional 80 points of sacred damage to the attack and dazzles the foe for one round. Undead or evil outsiders who are struck by this attack suffer 120 points of sacred damage instead and must make a Will save (DC 19 + initiation modifier) or be instantly slain. Creatures that succeed on the saving throw are instead hindered by holy power, being under the effects of a slow spell for the character’s initiation modifier in rounds as their very essence quakes with the agonies inflicted by pure celestial energies.

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