Each enemy within 3 paces becomes marked by your arcane abjuration until the end of your next turn.
At each even level, you choose a new at-will Metamagic. You may choose maneuvers from this class feature or any of your other class features.
At each odd level, you choose a new class feature. Some class features allow you to choose one or more ranked Metamagic; you may choose ranked Metamagics from this class feature or any of your other class features.
Until you end this stance, the area becomes a zone that protects your allies and repels your enemies. Allies inside the zone may not be marked, and any marked allies become unmarked immediately upon entering the zone. If an enemy's attack or aura would target an ally inside the zone, that effect suffers a -1 penalty to its attack roll, and a penalty to damage equal to the higher of your Intelligence modifier or your Wisdom modifier.
As you enter this stance, choose up to three metamagic stances that you know whose total ranks are less than the per-encounter feat rank expended to perform this metamagic. Until you end this stance, you gain the benefit of each of those stances.