(sorry for the mistakes, english is not my native langague)
I was looking about Merinita Charms in HoH:MC and was thinking about something:
The rules say that Charms " Can be physical objects, like sculptures or drawings; or performances, like songs or stories; or even arcane pronouncements or ceremonies, like prophecy or naming"
And just after that, "permanent charms, take several hours, and must involve a special object that the maga wields when she activates the charm, incorporating the object into the effect"
In the examples below the charms and folk mysteries sections, charms are always presented with physical objects who are "support of the charm": Poems written on vellum for example, the vellum is the special object needed and the poem is written on it, magi will need to read it to activate the charm.
The magi will need to read the poem while casting the spell (which seems for me like a performance magic and i wonder then if a Merinita would need it or not in cases like that, but it's not what i wanted to ask first)
And as the rule says, the physical object need to be involved in the charm to activate it, and i was thinking then "Did the object really need to be the support of the charm itself ? what kind of object could support a charm if the charm is a dance, for example ?"
And then, i come to conclusion that physical objects who are involved in permanent charms could be specific objects needed for the charm, but not the physical support.
Like music instruments for musics,
or specifics accessories for dance,
or even puppets for stories narrated by puppet show.
But i don't really know if i'm right or if i miss something and would like some opinions.
So, is charms always needed to be physicial objects, or the objects involved in a charm need to be the support of the charm itself ?