To accompany my heroes throughout the game will be the 'spirit' they befriended, (mother nature) that warned them of the dangers ahead and the current future. She would curl up into a ball whenever combat would occur and sit inside the clothing of the heroes. She would be majestic, spiritual, but quite the comedian. Aiding/advising the heroes. These are 3 rough ideas I came up with so far.
(1) A globule - forever changing shape
(2) A 'big eared' character - reminiscent of the hero 'Fenix'
(3) Serpent-like/Fish-like and majestic