By Robert Holzmeier
Does distrust exist
between arcane spellcasters and those with psionic abilities? The ray
of depletion spell seems to support that theory. Its existence suggests
that at least some arcane spellcasters feel threatened by psions and their
kin -- threatened enough to have developed a spell that counteracts psionic
powers by limiting their possessor's ability to access them.
Sor/Wiz 2, Brd 3
Time: 1 action
Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
ray springs from your hand to disrupt the mental fabric of psionically
empowered beings, causing them a loss of power points. You must succeed
at a ranged touch attack to strike a target.
of depletion affects only targets possessing psionic power points.
Non-psionic beings hit by a ray register some momentary unpleasant sensory
awareness, but not so much as to disrupt an action or concentration.
targets suffer a temporary loss of a number of psionic power points equal
to 1+ half the attacker's caster level (round down). Thus a 10th-level
caster would deplete 6 points. The victim's available psionic power point
total can never drop below 0. Lost psionic power points are regained through
this spell with the Psionics