HoH:MC introduces (on p.90) a Faerie Magic Ritual that allows a magus to approximate the binding of a familiar. The Ritual is mentioned to be "particularly appreciated by those who favor taking many different familiars", and although it states that a target familiar can't be already bound to someone else (or the spell fails) it does not state the converse -- i.e. that the caster can't be already be bound to another familiar. Does this mean one can have multiple temporary familiars simultaneously with this spell?
EDIT: Also, could a Bjornaer who somehow learned Faerie Magic have a temporary familiar by using this spell?
I think taht is not possible, just one Familiar on the same time.
Another related thing... Can one Homunculus Wizard -from New Flaws section on RoP-F- make this spells of temporal faerie Familiars since it's said taht he can't make commons Magical Familiars Bonds? I mean, it's said that in fact he has the outer mysteries of Ferie Magic...
Certainly sounds like it...
My read is that it allows the caster to have multiple temporary familiars, but only one at a time. Of course, a normal magus can do this too, but the spell allows you to swap your familiar by merely dispelling (or causing to expire) the binding spell without the hassle/trauma of having to kill the previous (which you need to do to a normally bound familiar). I guess you could keep a bunch of different creatures in cages, swapping back and forth which one was your "familiar", as your needs/fancy changed.
I don't think so.