Like All Good Neighbors
Attuned Watcher Spirits
OPTIONAL RULE: ATTUNED WATCHER SPIRITS
Watcher spirits are not exceptionally bright, and left to their own devices they can get lost or confused easily. At first glance, this makes their utility as trackers, couriers, and shadows seem very limited. However, a watcher spirit can be attuned to a specific aura or astral shadow during their summoning, making them far more adept at finding the particular person, object, or place tied to that aura or astral shadow. If the aura or astral shadow is in the magician’s sight and he is using astral perception when he summons the watcher, the watcher may then add the magician’s Magic attribute to any test related to noticing, tracking, or finding the subject observed. Alternatively, if the subject’s aura or astral shadow is not within sight, the magician may use a material, sympathetic, or symbolic link to the subject, but the added Magic dice are reduced by any applicable link modifier (see Material Links, p. 28–29, Street Magic). Note that in order to use a sympathetic or symbolic link in this fashion, the conjurer must first possess the Sympathetic Linking metamagic technique (see Sympathetic Linking, p. 29, Street Magic).