Type: Combat skill
Brainstorm is a paranormal Combat Skill whose visible manifestation looks like a small tornado in a blue jar.
When used properly, the Brainstorm will fly into the mind of the nearest human and it whirls around in the enemy's brain as if spring-cleaning.
"I've seen many an artifact these days, especially since I became a hero. That was a long time ago. Hey, do you want to see a picture of my grandson? Oh! The brainstorm! Well, it felt like there were a hundred fluffy bunnies running around in my head. The next thing I knew, I had the great idea to...um...sorry, I can't remember. It had something to do with beer."
|— a hero who experienced it|
Another Hero says it felt like a fairy, a small pincushion, and a mop all at once.
All Heroes have reported being oddly enlightened by the experience.
Although there used to be hundreds of Brainstorm manifestations, due to a Dry Spell in early March and a few really klutzy Heroes, we are only able to account for seven styles of this Combat wonder. However, it is commonly believed there are many more in the wild waiting to be found.
- At lower levels, Brainstorm induces one of those really bad headaches just behind one eye, rather like having eaten too much cold ice cream.
- At this higher level, a true adept can literally fry an opponent's brain in the skull. Steam can often be seen emanating from the ears.
- Once an adept has mastered the highest level of this skill, he or she can heat more than one enemy's brain to such a degree that the skull actually explodes, creating what really is a Storm of Brains.