Undead are creatures that were once alive and then died before being resurrected. Most forms of undead are evil and are universally considered a threat to the living. However, most of the inhabitants of Alageasia do not know about them, and most Riders do not even know they exist, although some dark magicians, which includes Shades, practice necromancy.
When a person dies, a dark magician, such as a Shade, can come to the body and perform a gruesome ritual where the body is brought back to life. However, the being comes back corrupted and changed; usually, the soul is not placed back in the body, and so the resurrected being comes back as undead. Also, when a being is resurrected and the soul is not placed back in the body, this is referred to as a zombie.
TYPES OF UNDEAD
- Zombie;creature that is resurrected but the soul is not in the body.
- Undead Slave;creature that is resurrected and, unlike a zombie, serves it's resurrecter and caries out their work.
- Skeleton;a skeleton with no meat or muscle or flesh that is found by a dark magician and/or necromancer and resurrected. Unlike a zombie or Undead Slave, they sometimes serve their resurrecter, and sometimes don't.
WHAT IS NOT UNDEAD
A Wraith, although a creature that is not actually alive, is not defined as undead because it is not actually a body brought back to life, but actually a soul that has been corrupted and twisted to the point of evil or near-evil.
CHARACTERS WHO ARE UNDEAD