BRAIN BLAZESpell Rank: 3rd Rank, Black Magic
Range: (Caster's INT x 10)ft
By focusing his mental energy, a magician can cause his target to suffer excruciating psychic pain, possibly even permanent brain damage.
The amount of damage depends on the level of the spell caster, but if he ever inflicts 10+ points of damage with spell, he also causes permanent brain damage which lowers his target's INT score.
Casting this spell successfully takes so much mental strain on behalf of the caster that they also suffer 1d6 damage and a nose bleed.
Only other magicians (and creatures with extreme mental discipline, such as mindflayers, dragons etc) are allowed a saving roll against the damage. Passing the roll halves the initial damage and eliminates the risk of additional brain damage.
If the damage rolled exceeds the target's remaining Hit Points their head explodes, which eliminates any possibility of a normal resurrection.