Bound just means that they are bound to something by a connection, not so much bound as in "controlled." In fact, I'd go so far as to argue no spirit is 100% subdued. I personally do not have experience with jiang shi, also I have yet to buy from a conjurer I 100% trust, but that's getting off topic.darkwing dook wrote: ↑Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:04 amMaybe so, when they're unbound. But won't it be safer if they are conjured and bound by reliable conjurers?someone wrote: ↑Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:07 amThis is a late post but I feel the need to warn you away from the jiang shi. Unless you already have formed a bond with one, please stay away from them. The jiang shi is dangerous and not like typical vampires from Western culture. You can find much more reliable companions that have a nocturnal nature and will help enrich your life rather than drain it away.
Do you have any experience with bound jiang shi from conjurers you trust?
My main concern is the jiang shi is very take and then take again rather than take and give. The only thing I heard them used for that is remotely benevolent is that some Chinese families may use them as guardians, but this was a word-of-mouth story I heard from a teacher I had, I have yet to find sources that support this, though. Dating though? You have to realize jiang shi tend to not retain much personality (僵尸 literally just means "hopping corpse/dead"), and also have an energy imbalance which will lead to either very volatile personalities or bestial ones that have a more animal-like urge to survive. Are there jiang shi who are more normal? Probably. Have there been people who had happy relationships with them? Maybe. Is it likely that you'll find these things from one? I'd say no. I don't want to be a pretentious a-hole about this, but I noticed more "exotic" spirits tend to have little information readily available online and I just want to make sure no one is hurt because of it. If you really are deadset on it, go for it, but keep in mind the dangers. Even if a conjurer is "reliable," every spirit is different and has its own motivations and personalities like living people and even with people alive, it's impossible to always tell what those motivations are.