ok, I'm screwed.
I met Damhan-Allaidh.
Or to be more accurate, I got drunk, caught with my magic down, and captured by Damhan-Allaidh and his officers.
Worse still, I now have a hangover.
Damhan-Allaidh offered me two choices, betray the Order by letting him take all my memories of their strengths, weaknesses, defences, plans etc from my mind. Or swear allegiance to him, seal it with blood (giving him that always useful arcane connection), and serve him in the upcoming war. Or as he put it "until I die or he decides otherwise".
I chose not to betray the secrets of the Order, so swore allegiance to him, with the intention of wriggling my way out of it at first opportunity.
Which leads me to my problem.
The only way I can think of so far to get around this blood pact he forced me to agree to, is to go to my Bjornaer Cult Leader, and ask him as a matter of some urgency to initiate me in the Bjornaer virtue Secret Name (I think that's what it's called, I don't have my book here).
Secret Name changes my name, it gives me a new public name (which I'm not happy about, as I've actually grown attached to Ryce!), and a secret name, but importantly severs all arcane and sympathetic connections anyone has to me.
Just what I need in this tricky situation.
You can't do the Secret Name thing if you have a Talisman or Familiar, as they're too tied into your original name.
I don't have a familiar (dirty heartbeast wannabe's that they are), but I do have my lovingly crafted Talisman, built over the course of many years, and the pride of my magical arsenal.
And I need to destroy it.
Unless, (and here, finally after forcing you to read through many pages of waffling, is my question), is there any way to turn a shiny, well loved, painstakingly handcrafted Talisman, into a normal magic item? .. So that I can still use it, just not as a Talisman.