Kryx RPGThemes
(ritual); M (charcoal, incense, and herbs worth 10 sp that must be consumed by fire, consumed)

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you call forth an emissary of your deity. The emissary’s form is based on a creature that your deity is known for: 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 animal of challenge rating 0.

Appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 meters, the emissary has the statistics of the chosen form, though its health is increased by 5. Your emissary can understand your speech and you gain the ability to decipher its noises and motions.

Your emissary 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 emissary, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions. An emissary can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

While your emissary is within 20 meters of you:

  • Your emissary 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 emissary can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your emissary 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 emissary if it is within 5 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 5 meters of you that you can see.

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

When the emissary 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 emissary’s health by 15 for each additional mana expended.