So, our campaign has entered the paragon tier. We have a mage (tiefling pyromancer) who is obsessed with fire and would like to someday ascend into being a demon/fire god/phoenix/etc...Her primary spells are Summon Magma Beast and Summon Hell Hound...
Anyway, there is also a necromancer in the group who has that summon skeleton... Unlike the hell hounds/etc, the skeleton is his personal butler since it allows the skeleton to persist outside of combat. This makes the mage jealous.
The mage would now like to research and see if there is a way to have one of her 'pets' persist outside of combat. Walking into town with a hell hound or magma beast as your personal porter would be pretty funny. My question is, has anyone done this? What would the requirements be for the mage to learn this ability?
Also, what other paragon level things have you done to make the players more 'unique'?