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.
When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can mentally command any creature you summoned with this spell if the creature is within 50 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). You decide what actions the creature will take and where it will move during its next turn, or you can issue a general command, such as to guard a particular chamber or corridor. If you issue no commands, the creature only defends itself against hostile creatures. Once given an order, the creature continues to follow it until its task is complete.
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.