Risen is the term for someone who has been returned to undeath by Caillech. Risen are fairly rare, but the majority occur (for reasons unknown) when a priest casts a raise dead spell, and Caillech returns the subject to unlife, rather than life. It also rarely occurs spontaniously, usually with those that have attracted for her attention. In all known cases of a Risen coming into existence, the Risen reports being told they have something they need to complete before they die. Sometimes it is clear to the Risen what the event is, but often it is not. The longest recorded Risen ‘lived’ for over a century before accomplishing her task (apparently helping a street urchin out from under a cart and healing him), and vanishing in a wave of energy that left the street scorched.
The appearance of Risen is somewhat varied, but usually takes the form of a clean, bleached skeleton, eyes glowing with inner light. Sometimes the skull or other bones of the Risen are covered in intricate carvings and runes.
Risen are given great respect but, like many of Caillech’s creatures, also given a wide berth, due to her odd sense of humor.