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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. At the extreme, he might 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.

Standard PowersEdit

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    • Time Attunement: Sense the passage of time exactly as well as any temporal distortions
    • Time Sense: Have a perfect internal clock
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    • Internal Recursion: Cause a target to repeat a set of actions over and over
    • Ramble On: Cause a target to unknowingly repeat a simple action
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    • Lapse: Cause a target to move slower in time
    • Zombie's Curse: Cause a target to experience time at half-speed
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    • Cowalker: Stop time for a moment in order to appear in two places at once
    • Subjective Suspension: Temporarily suspend an object outside of time
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    • Clotho's Gift: Accelerate your time frame in order to take several actions a round
    • Frozen Object: Stop time for an inanimate object

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Control Aging: Slow down or speed up the process of aging
    • Insight: Step forward in time to see how your next actions is going to turn out
    • Kiss of Lachesis: Change the age of a target
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    • Cheat the Fates: Reflexively step outside of time for several rounds
    • Domain of Evernight: Dilate time so that day passes in a blink of an eye
    • Hall of Hades' Court: Alter the flow of time in an area, making hours pass as minutes or minutes as hours
    • Outside the Hourglass: Step fully outside of the time stream
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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: Observe past events that happened in the area you are standing in
    • Rewind Time: Move up to a day backwards in time
    • Temporal Understanding: Step forward in time to see the long term consequences of your actions
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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

Version DifferencesEdit

The original version of Temporis, released in Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand, was infamously regarded as unbalanced; even White Wolf itself, in Vampire Players Guide Second Edition, referred to the original discipline as "über-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, which prevents characters from learning both Temporis and Celerity.

GalleryEdit

VTES cardsEdit

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
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 467

^  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
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 467

^  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
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 468

^  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
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 468

^  Level 5

Frozen Object Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 75
Clotho's Gift Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 45
Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 173
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 469

^  Level 6

Control Aging Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 76
Kiss of Lachesis Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 46
Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 173
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 469
Insight Lore of the Bloodlines Pg. 101

^  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
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 469

^  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
Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 174
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 470
Temporal Understanding Lore of the Bloodlines Pg. 101
Rewind Lore of the Bloodlines Pg. 101

^  Level 9

Summon History Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand Pg. 77
Tangle Atropos' Hand Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 48
Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 175
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 471


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