Wiserdice wrote:You can have conversations with them in your head, and if the bond is strong enough, you will sort of "hear" their response before you start thinking about what they would say. If that makes sense. That's how you'll know you are not making up anything.
So is there a difference between this and what Kelis offers?
Yes and no.
A character binding is a definite and permanent binding that basically gives you a connection to them.
No matter if you hear the response before you start thinking, it could still be your subconsciousness answering.
Maybe you attuned to the character and your subconscious is just putting the answer through the character you built of them in your head, a mental copy so to say.
If you get a binding, you know they're there. Won't necessarily improve communication if you don't have trained that skill, but still.
It's the same as conjuring a spirit yourself when you don't even know what comes through vs a binding from a conjurer who knows what they're doing. They have ways to check, you don't if you haven't had years of experience with sniffing out tricksters and the kind.
tl;dr: with a binding you know what you'll get. Otherwise it can be anything.