One of the players in my game wants his Criamon magus to have a Chinese Dragon as a familiar. Here are the stats he proposed:
[tab]Characteristics: Int +2, Per +3, Pre +3, Com +2, Str 0, Stm +4, Dex -2, Qik +4
Magical Might: 16
Personality Traits: Enigmatic/Likes Riddles +2, Fascinated by the Mundane +3, Proud +2, Vain +3
Weapon/Attack: Bite : Init +0, Atk +5, Dfn +6, Dam +15
Claws : Init +4, Atk +5, Dfn +5, Dam +8
Soak: +6 (Iron Scales)
Fatigue Levels: OK, 0, 0, -1, -3, -5, unconscious
Body Levels: OK, 0, 0, -1, -3, -5, incapacitated
Abilities: Awareness (Magic Presence) , Speak Latin (Ancient), Storytelling (Romances), Swim (Through Air) , Philosophae (Metaphysica), Enigmatic Wisdom (Twilight), Magic Theory (Vim), Area Lore (Ley Lines), Legend Lore (Celestial Court)
Incantation of Lighting (CrAu35)
Freedom From Earths Entanglement (ReTe35)
Peering into the Mortal Mind (IntMen30)
Vis: 12 pawns Terram in scales[/tab]
He calls it a "ley line dragon" because he hopes to find it in the "extra dimensional space" along ley lines, which is his specialty of study. I have two problems with this, but perhaps I'm overreacting:
Isn't a dragon familiar for a young mage of a Spring Covenant WILDLY overpowered? Whatever happened to a cat or a raven?
Isn't a Chinese dragon out of paradigm for Mythic EUROPE?
What would you tell a player who presented this to you and said, "Here's my proposed stats for my 'Chinese dragon familiar'?"