Magnus's Scorpion Familiar
When Magnus Cailean’s soul was ripped from his body by the evil necromaner Auran Vrood, the rest of the Feral 4 preserved his body and teleported back to Lepidstadt to raise Magnus at the Temple of Desna. Magnus recovered only slightly worse for wear before locking himself in the library of Lepidstadt University for several days of research and mysterious rituals.
When he emerged, Magnus was accompanied by a tiny black scorpion of remarkable intelligence that he christened Mort. When pressed, Magnus claimed that Mort was formed out of the fragments of his soul that were damaged by Vrood’s attack, but refused to provide anymore details. The little scorpion is seldom seen except when it crawls out of the folds of Magnus’ robes for quick consults on esoteric matters or morning coffee.