Discipline: Sandbox Goliath (Stance)
Prerequisite(s): Two Sandbox Goliath maneuvers
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Saving Throw: Fortitude or Will (see text)
The Sandbox Goliath discipline draws its inspiration from many techniques, and many students have left their mark on the school. One such student taught that the true essence of combat was "battle without resolution, law without harmony, order without structure, misery without hope, death without glory, unity without individuality." His trademark stance could best be described as grim apathy, the uncaring and eternal march of a soldier towards the inevitable death of both himself and his enemies.
While in this stance, the martial disciple draws on the eternal futility of war. Any enemy struck by his weapon must make a Fortitude save or become Fatigued for one round, as battle slowly wears him down. Any Fatigued enemy struck by his weapon must make a Fortitude save or become Exhausted for one round, as battle wears him down further. Any Exhausted enemy struck by his weapon must make a Will save or become Paralyzed for one round, as his soul is crushed by futility. Even if an enemy makes his save, repeated strikes preserve any prior condition imposed by Battle Without Resolution for an additional round (so a Fatigued enemy who makes his save versus Exhaustion remains Fatigued). In any round that an enemy under the effect of Battle Without Resolution is not struck by the character, his condition reverts by one step, (so a Paralyzed enemy becomes Exhausted, an Exhausted enemy becomes Fatigued, and a Fatigued enemy recovers) provided that he is not under a similar effect from another source.
Spoiler: InspirationI based this on Lord Gareth's glorious description of Acheron. The quote is lifted directly from that post.