|Paolo Ucecllo (1438)|
Rational Hammer, Greater (Enchantment): Nexialists use this formula against opponents they consider to be worthy foes; for example, against other scientists, mentats, and scholars. Greater Rational Hammer delivers a stunning blast of mental force right into the target's cerebral cortex. This is an Attack action using the caster's Intelligence +2 vs. the target's Intelligence; attack does mental stress.
Rational Hammer, Lesser (Evocation): Nexialists use this formula against any beings they deem to be unworthy foes. Lesser Rational Hammer delivers a blast of kinetic energy directly into the target's brain. This is an Attack action using the caster's Intelligence +2 vs. the target's Constitution; the attack can do either physical or mental stress (the target chooses).
Partial inspiration: In Glen Cook's Black Company novels, there is a spell called The Golden Hammer; these two Nexialist formulae are no doubt inspired by that spell.