I have a character whose highest technique/form is Rego Ignem. I have been trying to come up with a cool familiar to be his companion. My ST has told me to think about animals who control their environment or are "kings of a type" like... Lions are King of the Savannah. So some ideas offered were: Lions, Beavers, Spiders.
My character is one that is particularly wanderlust-y and has a flight spell which he enjoys a lot. I was hoping to have a familiar that could fly with me, or i could even ride in flight.
I had suggested a Gryphon, but that was deemed a little out of character and form, being more of a Muto or Auram creature.
Any thoughts? I had thought of an Eagle since they are King of Birds. Any suggestions are welcome.
For the Rego specialist in my saga, I sent him a Nightingale - Nightingalehttp://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast546.htm - and gave it the power that as long as it sings, it and its audience cannot grow tired, though the cumulative fatigue crashes down at the end of the song. So far, he seems fairly happy with it, even if it does boss him around a bit.
Actually, an Eagle who has a built in fire immunity wouldn't be bad. I wouldn't have to worry about warding him when i'm casting. Plus I could coat him in flames so he'd be a flaming firebird and gain damage to attack without suffering the fire dmg from the spell.
Well, for contrast with the Ignem, a Sirene might work. The Swan is also an option - it can fly, and is associated with majesty, music and tranquil waters. The Lark's voice can banish evil spirits, so it would also work. The Halcyon can control storms and ensure calm weather. Aside from the Eagle and the Phoenix though, birds associated with Ignem are hard to think of. Oh, and any beast of burden is probably associated with hard work and thus Rego.
Sirens lure men to their deaths, which would be RegoCorpus or Mentem, probably Mentem. Calming water would be RegoAquam, hence the Swan, especially given its lordly demeanor and association (in Britain at least) with royalty, though I suspect that given the myths about songs, Imaginem would be a better form to use.