Muriel wants to enchant a familiar, and has the following characteristics
Magic Theory: 7 with specialty in Me
General Lab Quality: +5 (Highly Organized, Palatial, Priceless Ingredients, Superior Equipment)
Me Lab Bonus: +1
Including everything, that gives a Lab total of exactly 80.
She also has the flaw Deaf.
Question 1: With a Magic Theory of 7, she can use at most 14 pawns in a season. Including the Me specialty gives a Magic Theory of 8, she can use 16 pawns. Does the specialty apply?
Question 2: If it doesn’t apply, or she doesn’t want to use that much vis, can she bond with the familiar with less than the required level, so long as she meets the minimum amount? For instance, a magical cat with Might 20 and size -3 would have a minimum level of 20+25+ (5*-3)=30, so if she only wanted to spend 6 pawns of vis, can she bond at the minimum level?
Question 3: The rules say that the familiar gains the languages that the wizard knows. While Muriel knows Latin and Arabic she is not familiar with how they sound per se, she is able to read and write those languages. Whereas the cat would be different situation, it doesn’t have Arts Liberales so it can’t read, but it still hears just fine. Should it get the languages or is that part of the cost of being Deaf?