Encounters by Locale: Cormanthor - The Starwood
Skeleton, Orc* (CR 1/2)
Alignment: Always neutral evil
Initiative: +5 (+1 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)
AC: 16 (+1 Dex, +2 natural, +3 studded leather), touch 11, flat-footed 15
Hit Dice: 1d12 (6 hp)
Fort +0, Ref +1, Will +2
Speed: 30 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +0; Grapple -5
Attack: Scimitar +2 melee
Full Attack: Scimitar +2 melee
Damage: Scimitar 1d6+2
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 12, Con -, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 1
Special Qualities: Undead, skeleton immunities
Feats: Improved Initiative
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Skeletons are the animated bones of the dead, mindless automatons that obey the orders of their evil masters.
A skeleton does only what it is ordered to do. It can draw no conclusions of its own and takes no initiative. Because of this limitation, its instructions must always be simple, such as "Kill anyone who enters this chamber."
A skeleton attacks until it is destroyed, for that is what it was created to do. The threat posed by a skeleton depends primarily on its size.