Familiar

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Warrior Familiar

Familiars are intelligent magical entities created to serve a spellcaster. [1a]

Familiars can be divided into three distinct types of familiar: Power, Spell and Combat/Warrior. [1a]

Chaos Sorcerers

They almost always summon minor Daemon summoned directly from the Realm of Chaos. [1a]

Colleges of Magic

Collegiate wizards fashion their familiars but the nature of this can vary - some take a physical object and summon a Aethyric Spirit directly into it, bringing it to life. Other wizards create the familiar from their own imagination, literally fashioning it via magic power. Witch Hunters often consider them all Daemons. [1a]

Relationship with the Wizard

They usually share a strong bond with their creator and even genuine affection for one them but this can be hidden behind layers of argument, bickering, sarcasm, moaning and sulking. On occasion, they will grow to resent their creator but are still duty bound to serve them. [1a]

Types

  • Combat/Warrior Familiars: Skilled fighters who can provide their creator with a bodyguards. [1a]
  • Power Familiars: Magical energy reservoirs who can assist their masters to cast spells and understand magic. [1a]
  • Spell Familiars: Spellcasters themselves. [1a]

Witches Hedge witches

They prefer to befriend and tame a natural animal or bird which they enchant to raise its intelligence and understanding becomming a magical creature in the process. [1a]

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Creatures
Creatures Abyssal Terror - Amphisbaena - Arachnarok Spider - Bastiladon - Bat Swarm - Black Leviathan - Boar - Boar Centaur - Bog Octopus - Brood Horror - Carmine Dragon - Carnosaur - Carrion - Chameleoleech - Chasm Leech - Chaos Steed - Chimera - Coatl - Cockatrice - Cold One - Colossal Squig - Culchan - Daggerfish - Dark Pegasus - Dark Steed - Demigryph - Dragon - Dread Abyssal - Dread Maw - Elven Steed - Familiar - Fell Bat - Fen Worm - Frog - Giant Frog - Giant Rat - Giant Scorpion - Giant Spider - Gigantic Spider - Gorger - Great Cave Squig - Great Eagle - Great Pox Rat - Great Sabre-toothed Snow Leopard - Great Stag - Great Taurus - Great Wolf - Griffon - Gymmcrab - Helldrake - Hellsteed - Heomreth - Hippogriff - Hippogryph - Hixa - Hydra - Incarnate Elemental of Beasts - Incarnate Elemental of Death - Incarnate Elemental of Fire - Jabberslythe - Jabberwock - Jaguar - Jungle Swarm - Kharibdyss - Ki-rin - Lammasu - Latch-Eel - Leviathan - Lion - Lurkerfish - Mammoth - Mangler Squig - Manticore - Mourngul - Nightmare - Nightraven - Orb Leviathan - Pegasus - Phoenix - Preyton - Rat Ogre - Razorbill - Razordon - Razorgor - Reik Eel - Rhinoxen - Ripperdactyl - Sabre-Toothed Tiger - Sabretusk - Salamander - Sea Dragon - Sea Elemental - Siren - Skeletal Steed - Slaughterbrute - Sphinx - Squig - Stegadon - Stirpike - Stonehorn - Terradon - Terrorgheist - Thunder Lizard - Toad Dragon - Thundertusk - Tregara - Troglodon - Unicorn - Varghulf - Warhawk - War Hydra - Warp Bat - Wild Cat - Wolf - Wolf-Rat - Wyvern
Notable Creatures Akholrak - Amanar - Angranir - Araugnir - Argaer - Ashtari - Balorith - Baudros - Big Red 'Un - Blackfang - Boneripper - Bracchus - Bruwor - Bubebolos - Caledair - Ceithin-Har - Crimson Scourge - Deathclaw - Deathfang - Draukhain - Galrauch - Gargantuan - Ghoritch - Gordinar - Gribbleback - Grymloq - Indraugnir - Kalandrithir - Kalgalanos the Black - Lamoureux - Maedrethnir - Malgrimace - Mergaste - Minaithnir - Mordrak - Oblast Beast - Oriel - Seraphon - Silak - Silver Wind - Skaladrak Incarnadine - Skoll - Xltzhpctli - Ymwrath - Vranesh - Zlaaq - Zwup
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