I've tried to research animals that had a reputation for healing humans (usable as Corpus familiars)
so far, I've come across:
dogs (licking wounds)
caladrius (after finding it remembered I had read about it in RoP:M
bears (but mostly in the new world)
So are there other healers in the animal kingdom? Maybe somewhere in Plinius big book of lies? Or elsewhere?
November 21, 2009, 9:17pm
From the top of a layman's head:
]Leech ] [hirudo medicinalis] (counters bad humors)[/
[ ]Bull/ox ] [bos primigenius] (virility, fertility rituals)[/
[ ]Foaling mare ] [equus ferus/caballus], or rather its milk (general CrCo ingredient)[/
[ ]Cat ] [felis] (fickle, might counter nightmares in south eastern European cultures, actually ReMe rather than Corporem)[/
November 21, 2009, 10:15pm
I can't think of anymore at this time, but since the animals of virtue were pulled from Pliny, here's a link to an English translation of his Natural History:
Edit: Now that I think of it, the unicorn and it's horn comes to mind.
November 23, 2009, 10:56am
Now THAT would be a familiar!!! Only suitable for frigid female magae, but hey
November 23, 2009, 11:16am
I guess if one were too go with virility and fertility any hare/rabbit/coney. And weren't snakes a fertility animal as well...hence the easter bunny laying eggs. Or am I way off base here?
Thank you, IMHO!Unicorn is quite an idea - are there stats for it somewhere? Although the unicorn must be able to shape-shift into a normal pony if the maga goes to town...
November 23, 2009, 12:14pm
And where is the fun in that?
A unicorn was something like Might 40 IIRC, though, so good luck binding it
Are there unicorn stats somewhere?
November 23, 2009, 12:48pm
Dunno in ArM5. for Arm4 there were in Medieval bestiary