Scarlet Bravura Discipline
Legend has it that the legendary Temple of Nine Swords was almost the Temple of Ten Swords. It is said that when Reshar first learned the White Raven discipline, it was a vastly different discipline than it is today. While all other disciplines had one master to represent them at the Temple, Reshar chose two to represent White Raven perhaps symbolizing its reliance on unity in battle. The two masters were a pair of master warlords: Lord Vyrist, a knight renowned throughout the world as the White Tower, and the equally legendary Scarlet Bravura General, Commander Gurran. However, the two brothers had very different views of the White Raven discipline, and the nature of command. Vyrist believed that White Raven should embody the principles of command and authority, using allies and comrades as little more than weapons. Gurran, however, believed that a commander must sacrifice himself for the sake of those serving him, and that this is what White Raven must be. The two masters eventually grew cold to each other, beginning to hate their counterparts. Finally, in a fit of anger, Lord Vyrist lashed out at Gurran over an argument, thirsting for his blood. Though the fight was soon ended by Reshar’s mediation, Commander Gurran could no longer stay. He left the Temple, and codified what he alone knew of the White Raven style into a new discipline that took its name from his title, Scarlet Bravura. His techniques were forever lost to the White Raven adepts of the Temple, only learned by an elite cadre of disciples that came to the Commander after his exile. The Scarlet Bravura discipline's associated skill is Perform (Oratory), relying on inspiring speeches and comforting words. The associated weapons of the Scarlet Bravura discipline are the bastard sword, greatsword, lance, rapier, and spiked shield.
Because the Scarlet Bravura discipline was never taught widely at the Temple of the Nine Swords or any similar center of training, most martial adepts do not know any maneuvers from it, or even know it exists. Only Crusaders and Warblades can learn maneuvers from the Scarlet Bravura discipline. There are two ways to master the discipline. The first is to have been trained in it. If you choose to make a martial adept that has already been trained in the Scarlet Bravura discipline at character creation, you simply replace one discipline that adept could normally learn maneuvers from with the Scarlet Bravura discipline.
The other way is to seek out a master of the Scarlet Bravura discipline–a martial adept capable of using at least 5th-level maneuvers from the discipline, and to learn Scarlet Bravura from them.. You must train for a month under the master, or spend a month in research, and spend 1,000 xp at the end of your training. You gain the ability to learn maneuvers from the Scarlet Bravura discipline. In addition, you may exchange your maneuvers known for maneuvers of the Scarlet Bravura discipline. You may exchange one maneuver of each level, and the new maneuvers you learn must be of the same level as the exchanged maneuvers, unlike normal.