Name: Sorcerous Familiar Description: In it’s natural state it looks like an amorphous black cloud with streaks of rainbow travelling through it. Phase matter Behavior: The creatures stay in areas of high ECF, feeding off of the anomalous flow found there. When approached by an intelligent organism they’ll generally just ignore it. However: if said being possesses psionic capability, the creature will take an interest in them - and may even bond with them as a symbiotic organism. Tamability: More or less untameable if you’re not a psion. If you are a psion though, if you encounter one and it takes an interest in you, bow your head to show that you are open to bonding (because it lives in your head so you’re basically inviting it inside), if it deems you worthy it will then move into your head and live there. The youngling “spores” are easier to tame than older ones. When the process of binding is complete, there is a 3 hour period where you can “shape” the form it will take when solidified - after this there is no changing it. Where is it found: Found in areas with a high ECF or around psions. Some psionic orders even breed them. Rarity: Fairly rare, only in areas with a high ECF, the higher the ECF the more there will be. Of course this can make it dangerous to attempt to find one due to the risks associated with a high ECF. Diet/Method of gaining nutrients and energy: Feeds off of anomalous flow and flux - preferring flux due to the less volatile nature. When the bonded psion creates flux they will take a bit for themselves (not a huge amount) and consume it. Products: Ectoplasm upon death. Reproduction: Asexual, will produce 2-3 “spores” every 5 years that will grow into adulthood if fed well enough. Size: About the size of a human fist, varies within that range. Weight: Practically nothing- they’re phase matter beings. Lifespan: Can live up to 150 years, reaching maturity fairly quickly - roughly 3-6 months. Abilities: It is able to reshape itself and take on the properties of other materials such as durasteel or wood - solidifying itself in the users hand. When held like this the creature has psionic boosting properties similar to mana, strengthening psionic abilities and allowing them to be used in more inventive ways (check everything over with your psionic coach and app abilities when necessary) when “channeled” through the being. This process works by the host mentally requesting that it transforms - it could choose not to, perhaps because it doesn’t feel comfortable doing so or isn’t happy with the host, but most often will to appease its food source. Flaws: Vulnerability to plasma and the like. Able to be removed from wielder with relative ease when unphased, if this happens and it is so inclined it will phase again and attempt to return to their host; creating a window of opportunity for blasting or vacuuming. It has some intelligence, but it’s pretty limited - focusing on food over anything else... which means that it has the potential to jump ship if it feels dissatisfied with the host. Also, when psionics are empowered with it, they will be weaker without it - even going so far as to cause complete dependency on the creature.