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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 1 hour 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: bat, cat, crab, frog (toad), hawk, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, fish (quipper), 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 it is a construct instead of a beast.

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. A familiar can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

When the familiar drops to 0 health, it becomes lifeless, leaving behind a broken sculpture beyond repair.

While your familiar is within 35 meters of you, you can communicate with each other telepathically. Additionally, as an action, you can see through your familiar’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the familiar has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.

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

You can’t have more than one familiar at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have a familiar, your current familiar becomes lifeless.

Finally, 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 be within 35 meters of you, and it 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.