Order of the Lightning Warrior

This order complements the Eldritch Vanguard multiclass archetype.

Edicts: The samurai must protect the life and lands of his lord with his life. He must be swift, efficient, timely, direct, and wholly honest. He must be forward and upfront, direct, without deception and misdirection.

Challenge: Whenever an order of lightning warrior samurai charges or otherwise moves in a straight line to the target of his challenge, he gains a +1 circumstance bonus to hit and AC, as long as he moved at least 10 feet. This bonus to hit and AC increases by +1 for every four levels the samurai possesses. Any teleportation-based spells, spell-like abilities, or supernatural abilities also qualify for this bonus, as long as the samurai has moved at least 10 feet.

Skills: An order of lightning warrior samurai adds Acrobatics and Knowledge (arcana) to his list of class skills. In addition whenever an order of lightning warrior samurai makes an Acrobatics check to avoid an attack of opportunity, he receives a bonus equal to 1/2 his samurai level (minimum +1).

Order Abilities: A samurai that belongs to the order of the lightning warrior gains the following abilities as he increases in level.

Lightning Strike (Ex): At 2nd level, the samurai can spend a standard action to draw his weapon, move up to 10 feet, and make a single attack against an enemy that is flat-footed. If the attack is successful, the samurai deals 1d6 points of precision damage. This extra damage increases to 2d6 at 9th level, and 3d6 at 16th level. Once a creature has been the target of a lightning strike attack, it cannot be targeted again for a 24-hour period.

Battle Speed (Sp): At 8th level, an order of lightning warrior samurai can increase his speed during combat. As a swift action action, the samurai can increase his land speed by +30 feet for a number of minutes per day equal to his samurai level. These minutes do not need to be consecutive, but must be spent in 1–minute increments. This effect otherwise functions as the expeditious retreat spell.

Temporal Movements (Sp): At 15th level, an order of lightning warrior samurai can cast freedom of movement on himself for a number of rounds equal to his samurai level, once per day.