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Scorp40left.png The Blade Master,
Way of the Sword
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Overview:

They call themselves "Jen'e'tai," an ancient word meaning "the Path of Truth." The finest swordsmen the realms of Humans have ever produced, Blade Masters learn to strike with uncanny speed, and can become whirlwinds of steel.

An ancient parable from the Book of Swords:

"In those ancient days the Gods themselves walked the face of the land. The youngest of them, last son of the All-Father, was Draethen One-Eyed, called also "Draethen Truesight," the Son of Truth, and Master of Songs. Draethen (so the oldest tales say) took the form of a young man with deep blue eyes and silver hair, and wandered the World, following the winds. The people of the East remember him as the patron of all travelers, and invoke his name to this day for safe passage and good fortune on the roads. But this was but the least of his legacies to the Sons of Men.

At one time ("when" is a question ancient tales can rarely answer), Draethen found himself wandering by night, under a sky as flawless and black as a still lake of oil. Without warning, Draethen was set upon by a pack of wild boars, their eyes burning in the night. At their head stood the Boar, beast lord of his kind, whose aspect was fierce and his wrath was horrible. This was before the Taming, when the Lords of the Beasts ran free by night to terrorize the Sons of Men. Mistaking the Master of Songs for a mere mortal, Boar leaped to the attack, but the Trueson's speed and strength could not be matched. Draethen seized Boar by the throat, just beneath his tusks, and held the beast at bay.

"Why do you attack me?" Dreathen asked. "Do you not know me, and my Father? Do you not fear me, as you do by the light of day?"

Boar, wild-eyed and angry, spat back his reply. "We fear only the Sun, for He has burned us with his fire and often reminds us of his power. Who are you, little man, that we should fear you?"

"I am the Son of Truth," replied Draethen, "and henceforth you shall fear me as well."

And with all his strength, Draethen ripped the tusks from the mighty Boar. Humbled, the mighty Beast and his pack fled into the night. Then Draethen took the tusks, and from them he fashioned a pair of longblades, and named them the Jen'e'tai. The first he kept for himself, and the second he gave to the First King of Men.

"I have taken the weapons of Night," the young God said, "so that Men might no longer fear the darkness and may travel where they will. I give you this Blade to protect you, and now I shall leave you, to stand vigil over the Night. My followers and I shall go forth and bring light into the darkness - look for us in the evening sky. Know you, any who wish to follow me, let them walk my path, and they shall find me."

And with those words the first star was born, glimmering in the night. The young God was never seen again among the courts of Men"

Also known as the Discipline of Truth, Blademastery, the Way of the Sword, is an ancient and honorable calling. Far more than advanced training with a weapon, Blademastery is a way of life unto itself, the greatest legacy of the Age of Days, when the world was whole and young, long before Strife was born.

The Path of Truth

To learn the discipline of Blademastery, a student must take the following Oath, which binds them forever to the Path of the Shining Blade, the Path of Truth.

I. My blade is as my soul - my Spirit made manifest and honed to perfection.

II. My soul is strong - as I trust its strength, so shall my Spirit be my only shield.

III. From this time forward, I shall move as freely as the wind: let me wear no armor, or ever hide behind base metal or the devices of man.

IV. My blade shall be the Jen'e'tai, the blade of a Master. None other is worthy of my soul.

V. Frenzy and Bloodlust are the ways of the Beast, let me always shun them. Let my blade remain sheathed until I intend to kill, and may it only deal death in dire need.

VI. The Night's Gift, the wisdom of the Stars, is mine to use, and I shall study it as long as I live.
VII. The Night's Gift shall I also give to others, and join with it once I live no more.







Whirlwind Attack -"Area of Effect Slashing Damage (0 range)"
"Excludes Caster"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Blade Master (20)
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 20 to 25.6 (at power ranks 0 to 20)
  • Casting Time: 3.6 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 10.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: Yes
  • Target and Range: Monsters or Players -- Spherical Effect Centered on Player
  • Area of Effect: 6 Units
  • Will not affect caster/power user.
  • Direct Damage
    • Health Damage:17- 41 to22- 52 points (from power rank 0 to 20) points of Health
    • Flagged as 'Slashing' damage


Blinding Strike -"Weapon Power and Defense Debuff"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • No teachers for this skill exist (skill cannot be advanced).
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 6.8 to 4.4 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 9% to25% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Damage Dealt: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 20 ( Journeyman)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks20 to 40)
        • Duration: :15 to :20 seconds (at power ranks20 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: DefenseDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Defense Penalty: -21% to -41% (from power rank20 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


The Hanging Tree -"Weapon Power and Power Block"


  • Granted: Level 25
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • No teachers for this skill exist (skill cannot be advanced).
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 6.8 to 4.4 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Damage Dealt: + 18% to50% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 4 ( Beginner)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks4 to 40)
        • Duration: :08 to :16 seconds (at power ranks4 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: NoPowerInhibitor
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Is unaffected by Power Block spells and effects.
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect, Powerblock
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks4 to 40)
        • Duration: :04 to :08 seconds (at power ranks4 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: PowerInhibitor
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Target cannot cast spells or use powers.
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect, Powerblock


Laasa the Sorrowful Maiden -"Weapon Power and Stun"


  • Granted: Level 30
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • No teachers for this skill exist (skill cannot be advanced).
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 11.3 to 7.7 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 18% to50% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Damage Dealt: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 6 ( Beginner)
      • Casting Time: 0 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Removes Effect
        • Removes effect with "Flight" dispel tag.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks6 to 40)
        • Duration: :06 to :09 seconds (at power ranks6 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: NoStun
          • Stack Rank: 2
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Cannot be stunned
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks6 to 40)
        • Duration: :02 to :03 seconds (at power ranks6 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: Stun
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Target cannot move.
        • Target is stunned.
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect, Stun


Dance of Ten Thousand Cuts -"Weapon Power and Bleeding Damage"


  • Granted: Level 35
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • No teachers for this skill exist (skill cannot be advanced).
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 11.3 to 7.7 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Damage Dealt: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 35 ( Expert)
      • Casting Time: 0 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Does damage over time (Every 5 seconds):
        • Duration: 1:00 to1:05 minutes (at power ranks35 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: Bleeding
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Health Damage:7- 17 points of Health
        • Flagged as 'Bleeding' damage
        • Dispel Tags: Bleeding


Demon Chariot Form -"Weapon Power and Attack Debuff"


  • Granted: Level 40
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • No teachers for this skill exist (skill cannot be advanced).
  • Focus Skill: Blade Mastery
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 16.6 to 11.4 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Requires Blade Mastery weapon in right hand.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Damage Dealt: + 26% to74.8% (from power rank 0 to 40)
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 30 ( Proficient)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks30 to 40)
        • Duration: :13 to :15 seconds (at power ranks30 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: AttackValueDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Attack Penalty: -31% to -41% (from power rank30 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Feint -"Personal Attack Buff"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Blade Master (20), Master Blade Weaver (20)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 20
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements:
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :30 seconds
    • Stackability: Can be stacked with any spell other than itself.
    • Delay Between Attacks: + 10% to24.2% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Attack Bonus: + 20% to 40% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Damage Dealt/Healing Given From Spells/Powers: -50%


Find Weakness -"Single Target Melee Resistance Debuff"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Blade Master (20), Master Blade Weaver (20)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 20
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 300.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
  • Can affect caster and group members.
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :30 seconds
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: ResistanceDeBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Crushing Resistance: -5 to -25 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Piercing Resistance: -5 to -25 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Slashing Resistance: -5 to -25 (from power rank 0 to 20)


Riposte -"Personal Damage Shield"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Blade Master (20), Master Blade Weaver (20)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 20
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 120.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements:
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :30 to1:00 seconds (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: DamageShield
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Damage Shield (Slashing damage): + 10 to30 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Defense Penalty: -15%
    • Dispel Tags: DamageShield


Races Available: Professions Available:
Aelfborn
Humans
Shades
Bard
Crusader
Ranger
Sentinel
Templar
Warlock
Warrior
Skill Specializations:

In addition to your Professions's Skill(s)

Level 1 : granted skill Sword
Level 1 : granted+10 toSword skill
Level 20 : granted skill Blade Mastery