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concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you call forth an animal which appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within 10 meters. The animal assumes the form of an animal companion that you know, using 2 resources. You can learn a form that you have seen before and that you have detailed knowledge of and you can learn a number of forms equal to your Aptitude Bonus.

The creature has no stamina dice, but you can infuse it with stamina dice by expending mana, up to your mana limit. For each mana or 2 psi you expend, the animal gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The animal is friendly to you and your companions, and it disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

Any creature you animated with this spell acts after your turn. You can mentally command the creature if it is within 20 meters of you (if you control multiple creatures, you can command any or all of them at the same time, issuing the same command to each one). The creature(s) will generally follow any specific verbal commands that you issue to them if the likely outcome is in accordance with its desires (no action required by you). For example you may command it to guard a particular chamber or corridor, explore the room ahead, or to attack a specific creature. If you don't issue any commands, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions.

You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can use an additional resource for each additional mana expended.

  • Faithful Animals. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you or an ally you can see within 5 meters of you is reduced to 0 health. The animal appears within 2 meters of the fallen creature, protects it from harm, and attack its foes.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to call forth another animal.