To Serve and Protect?
In times past necromancy allowed for the creation many different undead creatures but after the passing of the Zombie Plague wrought by Curwen Bloch (who was not as many believe a dark adept of Tiamat but rather a follower of far realm entity Aforgomon the Eater of Souls) the Walker in White and the most powerful spellcasters of the church enacted a ritual that stripped this power from all mortals . Now only Tiamat’s dark demonic servitors can raise the dead and cultists often summon them for just this purpose .
But the dark will of evil hearts can never been underestimated . Although magic can’t animate the dead in recent years unscrupulous alchemists have managed raise dead things to unlife by soaking them in a vile soup of toxic alchemical byproducts . To date these alchemical undead are uncontrollable and attack any living being on sight , limiting their usefulness , but it is rumored that Gorman Di Wulfe (known as Venomblade to some) is close to perfecting an alchemical mixture that allows him to control these acidic rotting monstrosities .