A familiar is an animal that shares its spirit with a human sortcelier, they are almost inseparable and understand each other.In a point in his/her life,a sortcelier is "chosen" to an animal that becomes its own, unique and irreplaceable Familiar.
Pets are much smarter than normal animals, and when a familiar or injured, physically or morally the pain is felt by his/her master.The death of the pet can result in death of sortcelier it was related,only the most powerful psychological sortceliers can overcome the death of their pet. The Familiars are recognizable among the normal animals in their golden pupils.
All Familiars can transform into a yellow and pomergranate necklace.
Familiars in Tara Duncan
Tara: Gallant, a pegasusCal: Blondin, a fox
Sparrow: Sheeba, a lioness
Claire: an owl