I’ll be the first to admit that I’m pretty poor with anything “grade 10 science class” level onwards, but Akamatsu’s explanations do a good job of explaining things to people with various levels of cluelessness (like me).
Which doesn’t stop me from translating it wrong, but there you go. It seems I made a mistake in my Ensis Exsequens translation – the effect itself isn’t caused by a decrease of temperature (which doesn’t seem to make much sense, when I think about it) though the decrease is one-half of the lethal nature of the spell.
And… that’s that. I get the feeling that some of my older translations are a bit iffy and probably made someone cry whenever science gets brought up (at least, I think my current translations are better) so I’ll need to go through those sometime.