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Sodden Hound

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I feel like undead lore is pretty undiscussed, right?
What exactly is a wight, for example - from what we've seen with Akrisae and Linza, it SEEMS to be a process that magically converts a living subject into an undead instead of resurrecting a dead person.
Or how undead souls work, there's that one.
Or what makes an undead able to cast magic - are they runeless, does their necromancer supply them with power, does the necromancer choose which minions get magic or do they just have to have been mages in life, etc.
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29-Jul-2017 04:59:11 - Last edited on 29-Jul-2017 05:34:56 by Sodden Hound

Sodden Hound

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^^^ Agreed completely -- though I think we technically didn't raise her from the dead? More of a necrocommunion type deal, I think? Don't remember
Anyways, they could always introduce it as a noncanon skill - something that's gameplay only, that the actual character we play wouldn't do storywise. Because it has some nasty side effects too, and I doubt that'd be something they'd add to the game with a skill like that.
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29-Jul-2017 23:16:42

Sodden Hound

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That definitely works a lot better - especially the part 'bout using necromancy to lay necromanced beings to rest. Still, I don't imagine Death would be TOO happy, it still disrupts the balance of life and death. That said, I think he'd make an exception for the World Guardian. Mods pls notice me

29-Jul-2017 23:55:12

Sodden Hound

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^ So if the wight became free again, what's their lifespan without a necromancer sustaining them? Normal person lifespan so long as they like, eat and maybe sleep, or what? That energy can't come from nowhere after all - if unlimited energy were that easy in Runescape, the elders wouldn't have the problem of dying out and all.
And on the zombie thing, I like to think making a zombie or other basic undead yanks some random soul from the afterlife and stuffs it into a random body - the soul-body mismatch makes a mindless creature that's capable of following simple commands. If it was just a corpse fuelled by magic, I don't think that type of necromancy would be that great of an affront beyond screwing with a body, since no souls are being tampered with. Plus there's the undead soul node in the RuneSpan, and skeletons and stuff have those glowing green cores that I've been thinking of as their random stolen soul. On the other end of the spectrum, undead with their souls still intact and connected to their bodies and all would be intelligent, like Arrav and the Barrows Wights.
Another necromancy question tho:
Do you think demons and vyres could be reanimated with necromancy? Assuming the demon didn't explode into ashes and had a slow death which left the corpse intact, like Thammaron. Both of those races have souls, but they're corrupted and lower-plane in origin, which might make necromancy not possible on them beyond basic reanimation. And if it did work, they wouldn't have the power typical of their race, would they?
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06-Aug-2017 21:54:30 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2017 22:13:27 by Sodden Hound

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