Level: Destruction 9
Manifesting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2levels)
Target/Area: One living creature with an Intelligence score and 20-ft.-radius busrt
Saving Throw: Will negates and Reflex half; see below
Power Resistance: Yes
Power Points: 17
Your target's head shudders briefly under a tremendous barrage of destructive mental power, then explodes in a burst of energy. The backlash of the explosion assaults the minds of nearby creatures, tearing at their synapses.
When you manifest this power, you cause the target creature's brain - or whatever neural or magical network functions as its brain - to explode unless the target makes a successful Will save. This explosion instantly kills (or destroys, in the case of intelligent undead) the subject. A creature without an Intelligence score is immune to this power.
The explosion causes a backlash of devastating psionic energy to flood the area around the creature in a 20-foot-radius burst. This energy deals damage equal to 1d6 points x the target creature's Intelligence score to all creatures in the area and causes them to become dazed for 1 round, regardless of whether they have Intelligence score. Affected creature can attempt Reflex saves for half damage and to negate the daze effects.