Shambling Undead are a type of undead, among the weakest and most common, relatively speaking. Using dark magic, dead bodies can be infused with the demonic mockery of a soul, reanimated and forced to do their creator's bidding. Corpses can be reanimated at any stage of degradation, whether newly-killed or only skeletons, but only human and animal flesh can become undead. The animation of inanimate matter can only be achieved through ancient runic magic. Shambling dead are always slow-moving, but are surprisingly strong and difficult to kill, since they must be entirely dismembered and then purged with sunlight or holy power. Shambling dead are only created by necromancers.