The saga that I co-run is set in the University of Cambridge. We have recently managed to get the Nightingale of Justinian to join us, and the bird wishes to lecture at the university.
This is fine, but it is a bird!!
I need to design a device that can make it look like a human scholar. This is what I have come up with, based on The Phantasm of the Human form
The Raiment of Professor Yaffle.
This mask of Electrum chased with cinnamon is small enough to fit over the face of a small bird. It allows the possessro to appear and sound like a human scholar (robes make niose when they move) but does not permit speech.
Base 2, +1 touch, +2 Sun, +2 move at your command, +1 intricacy,+1 level (2 uses per day), +3 levels (environmental trigger)
my problem is the "move at your command" part. I get it for a spell, as there is a controlling mind (that oif the caster) but can this be done in a device without making it an invested device with a read-mind linked trigger effect? I suspect not, and this has suddenly become more of a faff than I hoped, but I thought I would seek the wisdom of the forum.