Undeath is linked to Death, but it is also Death gone wrong. For this reason I like the idea of Undeath coming from its own minor Rune (which, at least traditionally, was described as a Form rune, not as a Power rune like Life or Death), or from a combination of other Runes-- Chaos and Death or Darknes and Death (and maybe others?) -- and not from Death alone.
Ironically probably the earliest version of Humakt (Cults of Prax) did give Humakt the power to create ghosts (using volunteer cultists), but later revisions, probably understandably, went off the idea. In a roundabout way maybe this too suggests that Death alone is not enough of a basis 'in the runes' to create undead?
From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_Gusdv5qjDU_8xrFEt_pRjtlkjlokm9Ri0UyZfUH7uhEZDnYpgv11I_6L5AO7UQ5k9J8L_oZ4sUgKArHcYr5Wyvo.yahoo.invalid>
Subject: Re: Opposing runes and the circle of elements
Date: Saturday, 25 July, 2009, 8:07 AM
Jeff Richard wrote:
>> Humakt owns the death rune but can't make undead.
> Undead are utterly outside of the power of Death. The Death Rune cannot be used to make undead.
ZZ makes Zombies and Skeletons. I wouldn't be so dogmatic about saying what the death rune can and cannot do.
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