Last Rites is a store in the Ankar-Te Ring district of the Varisian city of Kaer Maga. It is owned and run by Horus Ilaktya, who also oversees this unusual neighborhood with High Priestess Shamalay Kasan. Horus is a talented necromancer, and Last Rites is a supplier of custom-created undead for use as menial servants, mounts, and laborers. He prefers to refer to his merchandise as "Twice-Born", rather than undead, and thinks there is nothing wrong with his chosen profession. Since his creations are usually homicidal after being imbued with unlife, Horus has created special control-amulets known as death's head talisman, which allow the purchaser full control over his "reborn" minions.
Horus is always looking for fresh "raw materials" for his work, and will readily purchase fresh corpses. However, he is careful not to be seen to encourage grave-robbing, so he always checks the provenance of the bodies he buys.1