Read the Dresden Files. They revolve around Harry Dresden, a professional wizard/PI working out of modern day Chicago. Each one after book three is exceptional imo, but he plot of #6, Dead Beat, involves a number of necromancers each vying for the knowledge of a ritual that would basically make the one who completes it a minor god. In his struggle to stop them, Harry realizes that he needs to use necromancy himself just to survive going near the whole shjtfest to be able to stop them. Now, the older the corpse, the stronger it is and more difficult to control. What does Harry do? He raises the local museum's prized exhibit, Sue, and rides a mothertrucking T-rex down the Chicago midway on Halloween night to confront endless hordes of ghosts zombies with a literal one-man band sitting behind him and playing polka. If that's not the most awesome thing you've heard all week, I don't know what to show you.
@Angel of Chaos, oh, the revived t-rex isn't just bones either. The process involved summoning material to it that would become meat and flesh. Zombie dinosaurs make everything better.
@Angel of Chaos, Peace Talks needs to come out already!
@Angel of Chaos, Anyone that lets me ride their Dinosaur can call me Ramirez's.
@Angel of Chaos, yesss! More people need to read the series!
@Felix the Bear, God yeah & the plot for Mirror Mirror makes me want that out too!
@Angel of Chaos, God I love the Dresden Files.
@Just Wow alright bro, but the question is are you still a virgin bragging about noon existent sexual exploits. Don't want another show like what happened with Lara.
@Angel of Chaos, Oh Dresden. Is he for me?
@Felix the Bear, the sad part is that when it does come out, it'll only last me for maybe a day and a half. Oh well, it'd be enough to sate me for a little bit at least
@Felix the Bear, 10 months later and still no word....please hurry Jim, I'm begging you man!
Wouldnt they all be skeletal dinosaurs then?
@Dragondoot, all I need to do is get a bunch of dogs to stop them if that were the case lol
@Dragondoot, he maxed out his necromancing skill.
@Dragondoot, I fail to see the downside to this..
Well, a few reasons why we don't reanimate dinosaurs.
1: since all of its flesh has decomposed, we'd only get a skeleton, which take more energy to create and are much weaker than zombies.
2: The longer something has been dead, the harder it is to reanimate. Even my mentor has trouble using corpses from over 30,000 years ago.
3: The larger a creature is, the more difficult it is to control. The average necromancer can only control up to about 25 zombie humans at a time.
4: It's really difficult to find a complete dinosaur skeleton and drag it up onto your blood altar.
@Langenator, it depends on which reality you're working out of my friend. For example, necromancy in the Dresdenverse is quite different from what you're accustomed to. If your corpse is missing too much material, you can easily summon ectomatter from the Nevernever and convert the goop into temporary flesh by providing it with energy to stay solid. Unlike in your world, the older the creature, the more powerful a puppet it would create. Similar to your world though, larger creatures are more difficult to control. Non human corpses typically make for sub-par zombies, however the sheer age of a dino offsets that exponentially a few hundred times over.
We really should compare notes one of these days. I've traveled throughout many realms and have discovered many, many incredible worlds and forms of magic.
@Angel of Chaos, So, you can travel between planes of existence too? I thought I was the only one! What's your method of transport?
Also those were just the necromantic limits of this dimension
@Langenator, it's a long story. In short, I can fade through the dimensional seam into the Halls of Chaos at will, and use them as a gateway to travel between worlds.
I've been through hell, both metaphorically and literally. I fought through a shjtstorm of an adventure in which I had to surrender my sanity (and eventually humanity) in order to save my loved ones and the world of my physical birth. It brought with it the revelation that my soul of chaos is in fact a catalyst of free will and reality itself. Neither good nor evil, but a force of change and the conqueror of fate. There is a sickness, a corruption, that seeks to change that. I've tracked their shades across time and space, but in the end I'm little more than a wanderer, unable to find my way back home and to the ones I gave up everything to save.
@Langenator, I'm writing a high fantasy series of that I hope will be comparable to tails as epic as Lord of the Rings. What I've just said can be best described as the ultimate result of the first series conclusion.
This is why I hate necros
@JackoftheDead, And we hate you too
Imagine how freaky it would be to have skeletal dinosaurs come at you.
@Proactive Citizenry , a lot less freaky than something with actual eyes staring you down. A bone Trex would be like the night at the museum.
@Liquid Stuff, yeah, now that I think about it. You're right.
@Proactive Citizenry , in that case, how about a zombie dinosaur? Rotting flesh included.