So I have this loose idea for a caster that uses animate dead that I am forming in my head, and a question came up that I couldn't find an answer for.
If I purchase an animal from a legal source with the intent to use animate dead on, do I keep the rights to it's corpse from session to session?
I know it sounds gross, but also fun (at least to me) carrying around a menagerie of animals and using whichever one I need at the time.
So keeping it simple, say I buy a tiger and use it till it dies (I don't think I would have the heart to kill it myself) Is it legal for me to not revive that tiger, but start subsequent scenarios with it dead (haven't figured out logistics yet) and revive it when the situation calls for it?
I had this fun idea that my caster (not sure which kind atm) has this pet animal (not decided) that accompanies him on adventures and protects him. eventually it gets killed while trying to save his life, and he will do anything he can to bring it back. That is where he turns to the "dark arts" and starts using necromancy etc.
That's a great RP concept, but it's hard to keep track of such things between sessions. Expect table variance, in short.
However, if I saw that you had the tiger, either through a class or purchased on an earlier chronicle/inventory sheet, I'd say sure, you have the corpse. Animate Dead is a tougher decision. Anything permanent is tough in society play. Either expect to cast each session or not to have that tiger. I wouldn't be against letting it work if I saw a gm signature telling me you cast the spell, but it's a tough call.
Tl:Dr : Expect table variance.
|⦵⦵ Sebastian Hirsch Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria|
Even the "free" tiger corpse will see table variation. However if you intent to go the necromancy route... get the Blood Money spell (from the legal source) that one makes it easier to be a necromancer without getting poor.
And Oracle of bones can just summon a (humanoid) skeleton a couple of times per day, I would advise against arguing that it lacks the "humanoid limit" trying to summon hydra skeletons is a bit dangerous, your GM might use the CRB as a projectile weapon...
|Martin Weil Venture-Agent, Nevada—Las Vegas aka kinevon|