I often wondered what it would be like for players to get their own familiar. So hey. I think I might add them to Edreoll.
When players finish their tutorial or what have you, they are given a familiar as the reward. Now, a familiar is something very important in a player's life. You are only able to have one, but upon gaining the familiar, you are friends for life, bound to travel the world and all together.
Some awesome perks about having a familiar:
* More item space (and even more when you improve your familiar)!
* Added stat points (not levels mind you).
* A secondary method of fighting (Familiars will learn abilities and fight alongside you and your group).
* Familiar-specific missions.
Also, the familiar improves when you improve. the more you progress, so will your familiar. Feeding your familiar will also help improve it.