The Spirit of the Drinking Horn

This minor spirit was created well before the rules from Realms of Power: Faerie were published and so while the statistics block is useable it may differ to one created these days. This entity is an example of using a spirit with a Focus Power to grant a summoner ready access to a small suite of minor spell like effects aligned to a single Hermetic Form, replicating simple Hermetic spontaneous magic.

Faerie Might: 5 (Aquam)
Characteristics: Int 0, Per +1, Str n/a, Sta n/a, Pre +3, Com 0, Dex n/a, Qik n/a
Size: -2
Virtues and Flaws: None
Personality Traits: Calm +3, Trusting +2
Reputations: Friendly 1 (Home Village)
Abilities: Home Stream Lore 4
     Elemental Control, Variable Points, Init +0, Aquam. The spirit may create any Aquam spell up to Level 5, eg. Refill the Flask (1 point, Refills a small container within Touch range upon command with pure cool spring water) or Cloak of the Duck’s Feathers (1 point, as the Hermetic spell)
Insubstantial, 0 Points, Constant, Vim. The shen is an insubstantial faerie spirit.
Natural Weapons: None
Vis: 1 pawn of Aquam vis left behind as a small pool of pure water when destroyed
Appearance: to those with Second Sight, the spirit appears as a small, spectral blue-green dragon river-spirit that shimmers and ripples as if made of water.

A common enough example of a spirit commanded along the trade routes through the deserts, this minor eastern Faerie spirit or shen was one of the first entities that Salih al-Kamil successfully bargained with and bound into his own drinking flask during his early training under Abu’l-Kabra, using a stone worn perfectly smooth by the waters of its snowmelt stream. Although his feat has left the stream to dry up, this does not seem to concern Salih overmuch, although he has heard that the village crops have yielded poorly in the years since he visited it.

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