Specifically, if someone casts the Create Homunculus (Creation 26) spell, could the homunculus created thusly act immediately? Taken to extremes, this could well set up a budget grey goo scenario:
- Person, carrying two items with the Automatic Spell power (Prometheum Exxet) bearing Imitate with an additional charge/Create Homunculus +1 Added Effect, exists and decides they want to bury the world in homunculi and magic items.
- Using the charge of Create Homunculus on item #1, and buying magic projection on the homunculi, the caster orders the homunculi to activate the two charges of Imitate on the root item, and then activate Create Homunculus on the two items they just produced, and then order the homunculi the homunculi just created to do the exact same thing (recursively), and then get out of the way of the self-replication...
...Well. That might be a bit of an absurd scenario. But it's not, as far as I understand things, impossible.
Another, more reasonable example:
- Caster with, e.g., an item of Create Monstrosity activates it, wants the monstrosity to attack the enemy immediately. Can the monstrosity do so?