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The assistant is Randus Duthane's arcane familiar. It is a mechanical device, somewhat crab or spider like, that can fold into a plate sized disk. The familiar is able to communicate with Randus by printing out information on tape. It is able to conduct arcane or chemical analysis on objects, manipulate things to help Randus, or scout out small areas. In addition it can communicate with Exilarchy derived creatures.

The assistant was built by Randus Duthane using the remains of an Exilarchy drone he found in a tunnel. It is loyal to Randus, and will not travel beyond a certain radius from him. When Randus lost his arm, the assistant helped him aim his crossbow. The assistant has accompanied Randus through all his adventures.

The assistant is based on the disembodied hand familiar originally found in Dragon Magazine.

Notable Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Exilarchy of Cogs[edit | edit source]

Randus used the Assistant to explore a lizard monkey burrow, then to communicate with a concordance unit of the Exilarchy of Cogs.

In the Black Oak Woods[edit | edit source]

This is the first instance of the assistant handing Randus a weapon.

Arrival at Diamond Throne[edit | edit source]

The assistant finds Thony's house.