Adrasteia wrote:Netheran wrote:I have to sound a note of caution. If you end up with a problem entity it can be a nightmare to deal with. I am sure these people have had positive experiences, but these beings can be very dangerous as well. It does not matter who summons it either. I myself have been in an ongoing battle now for 2.5 years with one particular entity that refuses to leave and it has been very difficult to deal with it.
It depends. You're talking about entities. There are spirits in my keep who would have been extremely dangerous if they were still alive. They don't need flesh, blood or energy as sustenance, because they have passed and are now in spirit form.
Competent conjurers like Ash and Magnolia know what they're doing and won't bind anything dangerous. There can still be a slight risk, because they are DA and possess free will (to do wrong).
Netheran is correct. Speaking only in regards to the Succubus spirits conjured by Ash at Creepy Hollows for the purpose of Spirit Keeping, they go through a rigorous vetting process of the spirit and, while Dark Arts, they will not be dangerous to their Keepers at all. They perform many layers of protections into the bindings and the binding contract as well, to protect both the spirit and the Keeper. I cannot speak to the work done by other conjurers.
It is also true that this could be different than working with entities, but CH do vet their living entity conjures in the same manner, to ensure that they will be good companions for their Keepers, so even then, within the context of Creepy Hollows conjures you are still unlikely to encounter difficulties.
Additionally, within the context of Spirit Keeping, if you have a problem entity bound to you, then you should contact the original conjurer for assistance. They should be able to recall an entity they have summoned and banish it if need be. I could see this happening if this was from an inexperienced conjurer, but any conjurer worth their salt is not going to summon entities that will be troublesome for someone to keep. That isn't saying some don't do it anyways, but that's why you use someone who has several years of experience like Ash or Magnolia.
If this was from a stand-alone summoning that you or someone else performed whom was not experienced or did not perform proper vetting of the entity, or did not perform a proper protective binding, then you are talking about a completely different experience than what any Spirit Keepers would be dealing with, particularly in relation to working with spirits and entities from Creepy Hollows.