Zcribe Automatic Writers
Is this damn thing working? Okay, lets ghgthghh try this again. Yes, hello. Can you rghh blasted thing! Once more; hello! This is the prototype test of the Zscribe Automatic Wrrtiiterrr no go back - writer. W R I T E R. Damn blasted stiff! Mark 2, this is the test of the mark 2 variant. It has less than a 5% error rate, as long as you speak slowly and loudly. Just pretend you're a tourist, at least until the Mark 3 is out. Is that it? Tell that bloody thing to stop, then. It's creeping me outghhnnn...Zcribes are a specialized kind of stiff that will, once commanded, copy everything it hears. These creatures are usually stationary thing, fused to a work desk that holds the bulk of the undead within, along with the batteries it requires to function, ink for its pen, and so on. The undead aren't known for their fine motor skills, to the necromantic skill required to make one is higher than any old grunt stiff. It makes the Zcribes a novelty, something afforded the wealthy and thrill-seeking... One that doesn't yet function particularly well. But it holds promise. Some researching necromancers believe that if the Zcribe can be perfected to work reliable, it would open the doors to more complicated undead behavior. Zcribes are notably different from other stiffs. The skull is reinforced with metal, with great horns attached to their ears to help them catch whatever it being said. Their arms are bound to great wooden frames that move with them, to help with stability of lettering, and the pens are usually fused with their hands, leaving only space for a tube to refill it with ink. Already expensive luxuries, Zcribes are often reinforced with brass and iron, and welded to chairs made from rare wood, all which are invariably stained by the slowly seeping rot from the stiff in question.
The dead walk the earth, made to serve mankind. They man their factories, their mines and their battlefields. There is no rest for the deceased, not anymore.
The art of raising the dead and force them to do your bidding, powered by electricity and driven by will.
Somewhere between magic and mechanics, Necroengineering use screws as often as spells to create wonders of dead flesh and fresh horrors.