Osteon CR 3
If skeletons are the rusty meat cleaver of undead minions, an Osteon is a fine longsword crafted by a master artisan. It takes months of costly toil to assemble an Osteon, as layer upon layer of powdered bone is lacquered to a skeletal frame until the scorpion-tailed killer takes shape. Each Osteon is expertly planed, sanded and carved, until they are as ornately elegant as a church chandelier. The creature’s unique shape is a mark of pride for its necromancer master.
Osteons are intelligent enough to be deployed as spies and assassins, a role they excel in. They are also capable of commanding small squads of non-intelligent undead, effectively serving as the sergeant of a zombie or skeleton ‘platoon’.
Nemesis Unleashed Volume II. Copyright 2019, Otherverse Games. Author: Chris A. Field