Organization solitary or gang (2–5)
This creature appears as a tattered and desiccated humanoid with grayish flesh drawn tight over its bones. This flesh is leathery and thick; providing protection to the Cobbler. Its eyes are hollow sockets of darkness and its clothes are rags.
The bone cobbler is a tattered and desiccated humanoid and is often mistaken for a zombie at ranges greater than 10 feet. The bone cobbler is a malign and evil creature (thought to be from another plane or dimension of existence) that delights in slaying its opponents and stripping the flesh from their bones. Bone cobblers take the skeletal remains of those they kill and combine them with other bones in their lair. From these bones they sculpt and form weird humanoid or half-humanoid skeletal statues.
Bone cobblers stand 1.5 metres tall. A bone cobbler usually speaks the local trade language and at least one other language. Depending on the Cobbler's origin, these may be dated and no longer be spoken extensively. Many Cobblers learn subhuman tongues as they often lair in underground ruins and catacombs such that they have some interaction with these beings. Rarely a positive thing for the subhumans.
The bone cobbler attacks living creatures with its hammers and its claws. Slain creatures are stripped clean, their flesh and muscle devoured by the bone cobbler for sustenance and their bones carted away by the bone cobbler to be used in its abominable creations.
Animate Bones: Once per day, a bone cobbler can animate up to 5 skeletal statues within 10 metres as a Combat Action. These creatures function as Skeletal Undead (sharp v. blunt weapons) though their forms and structures do not necessarily resemble humanoids (or anything remotely humanoid). [Must be THEIR statue/creation.]
Bonestripping: A bone cobbler can rapidly strip all the flesh from a size 19 or less creature in 3 minutes using its claws and hammers. For every 10 size larger a corpse is, add 1 minute to the time it takes the bone cobbler to strip the corpse. For 3 size smaller than 11 a corpse is, reduce the time by 1 minute (to a minimum of 1 minute). Once stripped, the bone cobbler devours the flesh and collects the victim’s bones to use in its “sculptures”. A creature slain in this manner can only be brought back to life by divine intervention.
Grave Vapors (Breath Weapon): A bone cobbler can bellow forth a cloud of vapors every 1d4+1 rounds that extends 3m in a cone and covers a 2-metre-radius area. Creatures within the area must succeed on an Evade check or be slowed (half Movement and Combat Actions) for 1d6 Rounds.