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 × 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 scores. Affected creatures can attempt Reflex saves for half damage and to negate the daze effect.