Time Walker, Variant (3.5e Class)

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Archemedias Titan, an Elven Time Walker

Time Walker[edit]

Time walkers are a type of people who have been born with the unexplainable capability to envelop themselves in utter non-existence and actually exist 'outside' of time. While in this state, they still exist in time, and they're still swept along in its current, but they have the power to see and understand its impossible rhythm to the degree that they can actual reach out and twist it to their fancy. Upon the field of battle, a time walker is a seemingly unkillable foe that can slip away and recover from nearly any attack, no matter how inexplicable it may be.

Making a Time Walker[edit]

Time walkers are stalwart warriors upon the battlefield who can seemingly take any kind of attack and keep going, considering that time itself seems to work backwards upon them, knitting fresh wounds together into seamless scar tissue, and brushing away bruises as though they were nothing but dust. Not to mentions that they can move faster that practically any other warrior, and tear through the ranks of their enemies with exceeding ease and perfectly timed out precision.

Abilities: To a time walker, Wisdom and Constitution are the two most important ability scores, considering that they need Wisdom to make the most of the majority of their class features, and they need Constituion to get as many hit points as possible. Next, in order of importance to a time walker, come Dexterity and Strength, so that they can increase both their AC and their bonus to attack rolls. Lastly, in order of importance to a time walker, come Intelligence and Charisma, though, both can be found useful in a given situation.

Races: Any

Alignment: Any

Starting Gold: 4d6×10 gp (140 gp).

Hit Die: d10

Starting Age:Complex, As wizard.

Table: The Time Walker

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Speed Bonus
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Flow of Time (Ex), Walk the Aeons (Ex) +0 ft.
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Temporal Strike +1 +0 ft.
3rd +2 +1 +3 +3 Fast Healing 1 +10 ft.
4th +3 +1 +4 +4 Temporal Strike +2 +10 ft.
5th +3 +1 +4 +4 Delay +10 ft.
6th +4 +2 +5 +5 Fast Healing 2, Temporal Strike +3 +20 ft.
7th +5 +2 +5 +5 Annul (Ex), Moment Stop +20 ft.
8th +6/+1 +2 +6 +6 Temporal Strike +4 +20 ft.
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +6 Fast Healing 3 +30 ft.
10th +7/+2 +3 +7 +7 Greater Delay, Greater Flow of Time (Ex), Temporal Strike +5 +30 ft.
11th +8/+3 +3 +7 +7 Fearless +30 ft.
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Fast Healing 4, Temporal Strike +6 +40 ft.
13th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Renewal (Ex) +40 ft.
14th +10/+5 +4 +9 +9 Improved Moment Stop, Temporal Strike +7 +40 ft.
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +9 +9 Fast Healing 5 +50 ft.
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +10 Temporal Strike +8 +50 ft.
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +10 Foresight (Ex) +50 ft.
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +11 +11 Fast Healing 6, Temporal Strike +9 +60 ft.
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +11 +11 Dichotomy (Ex) +60 ft.
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +12 +12 Ideal Flow of Time (Ex), Temporal Strike +10 +60 ft.

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex).

Time Walker, Variant (3.5e Class)/Class Features

Epic Time Walkers[edit]

Table:The Epic Time Walker

Hit Die: d10

Level Speed Bonus Special
21st +70 ft. Fast Healing 7, Greater Moment Stop
22nd +70 ft. Temporal Strike +11
23rd +70 ft. Bonus Feat
24th +80 ft. Fast Healing 8, Temporal Strike +12
25th +80 ft.
26th +80 ft. Bonus Feat, Temporal Strike +13
27th +90 ft. Fast Healing 9
28th +90 ft. Temporal Strike +14
29th +90 ft. Bonus Feat
30th +100 ft. Eternal (Ex), Fast Healing 10, Sovereign Flow of Time (Ex), Temporal Strike +15

4 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Fast Healing: The ammount that the time walker's fast healing heals each round increases by 1 every 3 levels after eighteenth (21st, 24th, 27th, etc.).

Fast Movement (Ex): A time walker's enhancement bonus to his speed increases after 20th level as shown on Table:The Epic Time Walker.

Greater Moment Stop: At 21st level a time Walker gains the ability to move up to 4 times their full base land speed as an immediate action that does not actually count against the total immediate actions or swift actions he can take in a round (not provoking attacks of opportunity). If this ability is used after an opponent has moved to a square where they threaten the time walker, but before the opponent makes an attack, then the opponent counts as having used his move action for the turn unless he has the spring attack feat and his total movement doesn't exceed this total speed. This ability does not replace the moment stop or the improved moment stop class features, but only either this class feature, moment stop, or improved moment stop can be used in a given round. This ability can only be used once every 1d4 rounds.

Temporal Strike: The distortion bonus for a time walkers temporal strike increase by 1 at every even level after 20th (22nd, 24th, 26th, etc.).

Eternal (Ex): At thirtieth level, a time walker become one with time, blurring the lines of consciousness and mere existence. At this point, the time walker no longer ages, becoming effectively immortal. Additionally, the time walker becomes immune to ability drain, death from massive damage, and disease as time heals his body so rapidly that things can't even seem to damage him for more than a second. Also, the time walker no longer has to sleep and is immune to sleep effects, since his body is kept refreshed with hours of sleep at every plausible moment in time

Sovereign Flow of Time (Ex): To a time walker of a certain caliber, time is merely a tool to be contorted to their every whim, no matter how slight, no matter how distant it may be. At thirtieth level, a time walker’s bonuses to Dexterity and Wisdom during the use of his flow of time class feature each increase to +10. Additionally, the time walker makes the second roll of any dice he rerolls while under the effects of his flow of time class feature with a +10 competence bonus.

Bonus Feats: The epic time walker gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic time walker bonus feats) every 3 levels after 20th.

Epic Time Walker Bonus Feat List: Blinding Speed, Dire Charge, Epic Dodge, Epic Reflexes, Epic Speed, Epic Will, Fast Healing, Great Dexterity, Great Wisdom, Polyglot, Superior Initiative

Human Time Walker Starting Package[edit]

Armor: Chain Shirt

Weapons: Halberd

Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Skill Ranks Ability Armor
Balance 4 Dex −2
Climb 4 Str −2
Diplomacy 4 Cha
Gather Information 4 Cha
Listen 4 Wis
Sense Motive 4 Wis
Spot 4 Wis

Feat: Dodge.

Bonus Feat: Mobility

Gear: Backpack, Bedroll, Belt Pouch, Hooded Lantern, Iron Pot, Pint of Oil ×9, Small Steel Mirror, Trail Rations ×5, Waterskin.

Gold: 100 gp.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Time Walker[edit]

Religion: The ability to comprehened the flow of time and its inexplicable rhythym generally changes a mans outlook on religion. Some time walkers could possibly scorn the concept of laying themselves down before an ideal or a belief, since they have seen the true of nature of all reality, and so, nothing could possibly be higher than themselves, in their own minds. Another time walker could see through history, and see the manner in which a god came to be, possibly being swayed to follow such an entity in the process.

Other Classes: Time walkers have an extremely close connection with a matter of reality that some beings spend their entire lives attempting to merely comprehend. This fact makes it very easy for wizards and other intellectual classes to get along with them. On the other hand, this same connection with the essence of time can only be effectively used in combat, and this inherently leads to them being able to understand the flow of a battle to a greater degree. This fact tends to help a time walker become greater friends with fighters or barbarians.

Combat: Time walkers have an extremely unique role in battle. They tend to bounce around the field of battle, being generally unpredictable, and making single, heavy blows that nearly knock opponents out of the game entirely. On the other hand, a time walker could fill the role of a support character, who juggles opponents completely out of the battle, and takes hit after hit after hit, yet keeps going, and giving the opponent a fight they more than likely won't win. Honestly, a time walker can turn the battle on its head at any given moment.

Advancement: Sometimes, a time walker manages to discover different abilities he can muster with his passage through time, and seeks unusual paths to power. For example, a certain time walker could discover how to trail through time in a way, and begin taking levels in temporal dancer. Another time walker could discover that, by travelling through time, he can stretch and break it to his every whim, and take a few levels in moment breaker. On the other hand, a time walker could seek to progress in slightly different ways, and may take levels in horizon walker, duelist, or assassin.

Time Walkers in the World[edit]

Um... What time is it?
—Demin Tell, Half-Elf Time Walker

Time walkers rarely fit into roles that would be considered 'normal', instead finding themselves as assassins, leaders, or wise men. Due to this fact, a time walker is usually found in places of wonder, or horror. From the truly terrible choas of the battlefield, to the pristinely clean precision of a king's halls, they can be found anywhere, and everywhere. Though, sometimes, a time walker may find a way to slip between the cracks in the world, and settle down, in a quiet place. When this happens, a time walker will still find the world around them to be a wonderous place, since they can see it for what it truly is.

Daily Life: Day to day life for a time walker can be a good bit more interesting for them than for another creature, considering that they have the ability to see and understand a day's passage in ways that few can understand. A particular time walker could enjoy spending his time merely watching its flow slip through the world, just as another person would enjoy watching a waterfall flow. Though, sometimes, a time walker could simply view the flow of time as a backdrop to existence, and hardly even notice it, being too busy with the other matters in his life.

Notables: Mason Uregai, Male Human Time Walker: fought off the onslaught of an entire army of celestial beings for a month.

Tania Jewel, Female Wild Elf Time Walker: led an expedition to kill a family of evil prismatic dragons that had been destroying the wild.

Darrell Ix, Male Azer Time Walker: has percieved all of time, and is in constant understanding of it.

Organizations: Time walkers are not directly tied to any kind of organization, considering that their ability result from the inherent ability to comprehend time. Though, it isn't uncommon for an organization to seek to have a time walker or two amongst their ranks, considering that time walkers are very powerful entities, from their ability in combat, to their insight about the nature of things. Although, on occasion, there may arise a situation where multiple time walkers are drawn to a particular place. In such a case, these time walkers could find themselves enjoying the company of others of their kind, and in turn, band together to form a guild or organization purely of time walkers.

NPC Reactions: Time walkers are difficult to notice most of the time, and can usually pass as just an ordinary person in most situations. Though, should a time walker show what they are, whether by moving through time, or speaking about the inner workings of time, they tend to be more easily spotted, since their very manner of existence is unusual. When an NPC actually realizes that a person is a time walker, they usually regard that person with different degrees of respect, awe, and fear, depending entirely on the person in question.

Time Walker Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in gather information can research time walkers to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

Gather Information
DC Result
5 Time walkers can actually percieve the very flow of time.
10 Time walkers can turn back the flow of time and undo it's effects.
15 Time walkers can move through time yet be outside of it at the same time.
20 Characters who get this result can know the name and location of a specific time walker and any item related to them.

Time Walkers in the Game[edit]

Time Walkers can seen wandering through nearly any location concievable, from the oldest and most revered of a king's courts, to the most brutal and unrelenting desert. Though, one truth about time walkers is that they can seem to be calm in almost any situation. A particular time walker could find themselves being faced with a war engine bearing down upon them, and not even bat an eye, for they can feel and see what is going to happen next. This fact often leads those around a time walker to have a kind of latent respect for the him, since he can virtually stare down the raging path of a storm, should he choose to.

Adaptation: Time walkers can truly be adjusted to fit into any world, no matter how far fetched it may be. For example, time walkers could be a sect of nomads who wander through the far southern deserts of one world. In another situation, it could be that the path to being a time walker could be lost, and the only record of the ways one can become a time walker are stored in an ancient scroll buried in a kings tomb.

Sample Encounter: Orin Maske grew up in a cold world, always shunned out into the freezing darkness of the night, always powerless as he saw atrocities acted upon those closest to him, always wishing death upon the evil people of the world, but never getting his wish. Until that is, the day he turned 13 he realized that he had a strange power, the ability to actually see the passage of time, in ways that others couldn't understand. He eventually realized that, when he was looking at time this way, that others could seem to keep up catch him, no matter what they did, and he soon realized what he could do with this ability. Orin found himself then, stealing things like loaves of bread from bakers' windows, and then disappearing from sight without so much as a scratch on his frail form. After a time, he began stealing bigger things, like books, clothing, and occasionally bags of coins. Though, one day, someone did catch him, moving as a blur for an instant and knocking Orin down, coins flying everywhere. This man was faster than anyone he had even seen. The man said his name was Drake Nere, and, strangely enough, hadn't turned him in to the police, like others would have. No, instead, he told Orin to travel with him, and actually taught the boy some different kinds of fighting, giving him a sword, a suit of armor, and many other things. Though, a day came when Drake left, in the middle of the night, leaving Orin alone, asleep in the dark. Orin always wondered why Drake had left, but didn't care much beyond that. Today Orin is still travelling, just as he had been when he was with Drake. But he has felt much more alone than he had before, as though he was the only person left in the world.

EL 14: Orin Maske, Timeline 5 (3.5e NPC)

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