Vortex Of Doom (Psyker Power)

Value: 400xp
Prerequisites: Crush, Objuration Mechanicum, Psy Rating 5, Shockwave
Action: Half Action
Focus Power: Difficult (–10) Willpower Test
Range: 5 metres x Psy Rating
Sustained: Half Action
Subtype: Attack, Concentration
Description: Playing with impossible energies of the immaterium, the psyker uses his power to punch a hole in reality, opening a tear to the Warp. Roiling energies pour into reality, tearing apart anything unlucky enough to be close to the unstable rift. The psyker struggles to keep the volatile torrent of energy in check, pouring all his energy into constraining the vortex, lest it break out of control and cause untold destruction.
The psyker chooses a point in range and line of sight, and creates a vortex of energy centred on that point that starts with a radius of 2 metres. Anyone who is touching the vortex at the end of the psyker’s Turn must take 2d10 Energy Damage, +2 per point of Psy Rating, with a Pen equal to the vortex’s current radius in metres. The psyker may not voluntarily stop sustaining this power. Instead, at the beginning of each Turn the Psyker is sustaining the vortex, he must take a Challenging (+0) Willpower Test with a –5 penalty for each metre in the vortex’s current radius.
If he passes the Test he may perform one of the following actions:
• Increase the vortex’s radius by one metre.
• Decrease the vortex’s radius by one metre.
• Move the vortex any direction a number of metres equal to the psyker’s Psy Rating.
If the psyker fails the Willpower Test to sustain the vortex, or if he is unable to make the Test due to other circumstances, its radius increases by one metre and it moves a number of metres equal to the psyker’s Psy Rating in a random direction (see the Scatter Diagram on page 255).
If the vortex’s radius ever decreases to zero metres, the power ends and the vortex disappears. If the vortex’s radius ever grows larger than the psyker’s Psy Rating, it explodes, ending the power, destroying the vortex, and dealing 2d10 Energy Damage, +4 per point of Psy Rating, with a Pen equal to the vortex’s current radius is metres, to anyone with a number of metres of the centre of the vortex equal to twice the Psy Rating of the psyker. The psyker is hit by this Damage regardless of his proximity to the exploding vortex as the energy of the Warp he was channelling lashes back into him.

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