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(ritual); M (a life-sized animal sculpture of a familiar made of clay, cloth, stone, or wood, plus mandrake root worth 10 sp, consumed)

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you pour a few drops of your blood into the mouth of the animal sculpture, temporarily giving it life. The form is based on the sculpture: awakened shrub, bat, cat, crab, crawling claw, fish (quipper), flying snake, frog (toad), hawk, homunculus, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, rat, raven, sea horse, spider, weasel, or any Tiny or smaller beast of challenge rating 0.

The sculpture animates into a familiar within 1.5 meters of you. The familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though its health is increased by 5. Your familiar can understand your speech and you gain the ability to decipher its noises and motions.

Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In combat, it rolls its own initiative and acts on its own turn. If you don’t issue any commands to your familiar, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions. A familiar can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

While your familiar is within 36 meters of you:

  • Your familiar has resistance to all damage. Each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage.
  • When you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your familiar must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your familiar if it is within 9 meters of you. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 9 meters of you that you can see.

You can’t have more than one familiar at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have a familiar, you instead cause it to adopt a new form from the above list.

When the familiar drops to 0 health, it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again. If it is slain by a creature, you gain advantage on your next attack roll against the killer.

Augment

You can increase your familiar’s health by 15 for each additional mana or psi expended.