The Bone Curse
The Bone Curse is a curse that removes the flesh of a being but does not allow their soul to leave, giving living bones a mind of their own. The rot acts quickly, incapacitating the individual into what appears to be death, however they awake anywhere from 3 days to several weeks later. Often times not a good servant of the necromancer unless they were already devoted to the caster. The curse causes the living skeleton to be the closest to “living dead”, since they are still able to rest and drink, but food can no longer be consumed. Sleep is mostly unneeded, but milk or other high calcium drinks are used to rejuvenate. The skeleton does not feel cold, can feel heat but cant be burned, can be burned by acid but cannot feel the pain severely. Blunt attacks work well, but slashes and piercing attacks are much less effective. Normally the affected cannot swim, but has no need to breathe and can still enter water, cannot carry heavy equipment or loads, and are very limited by what physical actions they can do, usually such as climbing, acrobatics, swimming and often times riding. Their mind, though now not physical, still exists and does not limit most abilities including other people and magical arts. However, of course, their grisly appearance makes it difficult to interact with most people and creatures.