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Name: Temporis
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Bloodlines: True Brujah

Temporis is a Discipline unique to the True Brujah. Supposedly a refinement of Celerity, Temporis grants the Cainite the ability to manipulate the flow of time itself.

OverviewEdit

While powerful, this Discipline can also be straining to use. The primary principle behind Temporis is that it is an application of the same magical energies that keep the vampire's body in eternal stasis, reflected outside the user. Since these energies are required to maintain a vampire's existence, use of Temporis is always a risky proposition.

A vampire who uses these powers foolishly, experiences a failure of the Blood, or calls upon power beyond his physical ability to withstand may find parts of his own body withered away, or even meet Final Death as his corpse, no longer capable of containing his soul, crumbles to dust.

The True Brujah are not prone to teach Temporis to anyone else, as doing so would weaken one of their few advantages.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade and Dark Ages: Vampire. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Standard PowersEdit

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    • Time Attunement [1]: Sense the passage of time exactly as well as any temporal distortions
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    • Internal Recursion [2]: Cause a target to repeat a set of actions over and over
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    • Lapse [3]: Cause a target to move slower in time
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    • Subjective Suspension [4]: Temporarily suspend an object outside of time
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    • Clotho's Gift [5]: Accelerate your time frame in order to take several actions a round

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Kiss of Lachesis [6]: Change the age of a target
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    • Cheat the Fates: Reflexively step outside of time for several rounds
    • Hall of Hades' Court: Alter the flow of time in an area, making hours pass as minutes or minutes as hours
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    • Clio's Kiss: Bring something or someone from the past into the present
    • Pocket Out of Time: Shift an entire area outside of time
    • Rewind Time: Move up to a day backwards in time
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    • Summon History: Bring a particular time into the present
    • Tangle Atropos' Hand: Go back in time a few rounds at great mental cost

References Edit

^  Level 1

Time Sense Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 74
Time Attunement Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 43
Hourglass of the Mind Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 171

^  Level 2

Ramble On Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 74
Internal Recursion Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 44
Recurring Contemplation Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 171

^  Level 3

Zombie's Curse Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 75
Lapse Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 44
Leaden Movement Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 171

^  Level 4

Cowalker Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 75
Subjective Suspension Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 45
Patience of the Norns Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 172

^  Level 5

Frozen Object Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 75
Clotho's Gift Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 45
Clotho's Gift Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 173

^  Level 6

Control Aging Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 76
Kiss of Lachesis Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 46
Kiss of Lachesis Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 173

^  Level 7

Domain of Evernight Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 76
Outside the Hourglass Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 77
Hall of Hades' Court Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 47
Cheat the Fates Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 174

^  Level 8

Pocket Out of Time Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 77
Rewind Time Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 77
Clio's Kiss Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 47
Clio's Kiss Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 174

^  Level 9

Summon History Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 77
Tangle Atropos' Hand Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 48
Tangle Atropos' Hand Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 175

Version DifferencesEdit

The original version of Temporis, released in Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand, was infamously regarded as unbalanced; even White Wolf themselves, in Vampire Players Guide Revised Edition, referred to the original discipline as "uber-twink."

Revised Edition greatly curtailed the discipline, adding blood point costs, closing loopholes, changing many attribute rolls to require Stamina, and inflicting aggravated damage to the discipline-using vampire on botches or even automatically on use of certain high-level powers. It also provided the optional "Temporal Exclusion" rule; preventing characters from learning both Temporis and Celerity.

Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines

Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Bardo · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimonion · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Spiritus · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika

Blood Sorcery:

Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Ogham · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga

Defunct:

Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Striga

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