Spell: Molecular Rearrangement


  • PC

    Molecular Rearrangement

    Psychokinesis
    Level: Psion 2
    Display: Au, Ma
    Manifestration Time: 1 action
    Area: Object
    Duration: Concentration, 1 turn / level
    Saving Throw: None
    Power Resistance: Yes
    Power Points: 2

    Molecular rearrangement is the psionic equivalent of alchemy. By toying with an object’s molecular structure, the psionicist can change its fundamental nature or properties. This power cannot create matter or mass from nothing, however. Nor can it change a material’s state from liquid to solid, gas to liquid, and so on. It is best suited to converting one sort of element into another, but it can also be used for more complex operations-neutralizing a poison, for example. Converting one element to another is usually a simple operation, in which one ounce of material can be changed each hour. Typical conversions of this type include steel to lead, or any metal to gold. More complex rearrangements like changing a metal to glass or changing a wooden goblet to a ruby goblet, take four times longer.

    The creation of gold coins from other metals is possible, but it’s no way to get rich quick. At the rate of one ounce per hour, it would take 16 hours-about two work days-to change 10 copper pieces into 10 gold pieces, for a net profit of 9 gold pieces.

    Molecular rearrangement is often used to augment masterwork or magical weapons. A psionically tempered weapon may receive a +1 on damage rolls. The process is time-consuming, however.

    For example, a typical short sword takes at least 40 hours to temper psionically. (The average short sword weighs 3 pounds, or 48 ounces, most of which is the blade.) A psionically tempered weapon does not automatically offer a +1 attack-roll bonus. In order to receive that bonus, the psionicist must make a successful Intelligence check when he fashions the weapon.

    This power has no effect against living creatures weighing more than one ounce. Creatures weighing one ounce or less are killed if their molecules are rearranged.


  • DM

    almost rejected because of the word alchemy

    Official


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