So, I this binding crystal with a chicken, right.
And... I've been freeing bound critters. Trouble is, I can't just free a domestic chicken and expect it to do well on its own. On the other hand, unless I put it in the stone, I can't learn anything about the bird, right? But... Not sure putting it in the stone before I'm ready to free it would feel right
Relevant question: which is worse to experience: being in binding crystal form, or being in a bindstone?
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from technology."