From: 3rd draft, Unto Zeor, Forever -- 3rd draft is an early draft with much transfer mechanics detail that had to be cut from the published novel (which won an award because of the cuts).
An A Prime Functional, the shock-qualification is a type of Qualification transfer that (should the one thus Qualified somehow survive the experience) will produce a Proficiency Rating off the charts.
(Source: Index card file. Unto Zeor, Forever --- Third Draft) An A-prime functional: In certain points not distinguishable from a Killmode attack --- difference in control --- always in very strict control, onset and 'terminal transients,' smoothness, special depth equivalent.
A strong channel lulls the Gen into a sense of security by insisting he'll only take from the GN levels, then in mid-transfer, to strip the TN levels faster than the Gen's barriers could rise. This avoids the feeling of draw through raised barriers that causes pain/panic, and allows Gen to function as a Donor.
Illegal, except when being taught by one Zeor channel to another on a volunteer Gen to preserve the knowledge.
Apparently a form of personal transfer.
Lowers the K-Factor.
Lull B-Factor as high as possible, get Gen in perfect emotional state. Channel is faster than Donor's S3V; K-Factor unimportant, because signal that selyn flow had begun wouldn't reach Gen's brain until channel was gone.
Once the TN-1 level is tripped, the Gen either dies, or selyn production increases by orders of magnitude. This sets in motion a physiological process which works against the barrier blockage, pushing B-Factor back where it belongs, and lowering K into its normal minimum. Psychological trauma left to be overcome, but body no longer fighting will.