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Persistent shades can be pulled and bound into dead flesh or clay to create servants and mounts. Some people do this to themselves as a kind of contingency plan should they die. The living dead are not truly sapient though. Some creatures are made of Shades so that they do not deteriorate along the King's Road. These creatures are shades that have been bound into an elephant-like corpse, giving the body a skull-face. It was joked that they have their own advocates like the Undying Lords, and their own guild of these advocates called the Skull-Elephant Guild or something.