(Also, why exactly am I paying wages to zombies? What on earth are they doing with the money?)
I've addressed the alliance/peace issue. it's not happening for them. The Dread Lords BARELY tolerate each other. They also hate all enemy leadership, if you read the book of the dead you may understand a bit more about them.
On point 2 about the wages, I will think about it. Wages also need to be spent on equipment upkeep and such. Also, outside of roleplaying, making them wageless as well as moraleless and without a need for food may make it a bit too easy on a human player.
I entirely understand the issue about wages, and it's no real problem at all. Perhaps the paltry denars expended to in some way represent the necromance having to expend willpower to keep the undead, ah, un
And I read the book of the dead, and, I truly am thankful that so many talented writers worked on this project and made it feel like something genuinely unique, however, I felt very often, particularily when it said, "Consult with other necromancers for more information" kinda killed the feeling. Who would consult a book that promising to reveal the secrets of necromancy, actually refers people to the experts. At least refrence some other book, the Necronomicon, or something. I realize the book itself was inteanded more to explain some of the dynamics of the BP, and necromancy in the game, but with books such as these, you lore writers really are given the go ahead to go all out!
I hope you don't think I'm complaining; I don't mean to at all. What you've done is something unprecedented (so far as I know) and I'm eternally gratefull, but...
It should feel like I'm reading the works of a madman! His logic should be flawed, his grammer, even worse. He should end senteces before they begin, and start some senteces halfway through a thought! He should reference things in the universe, things which are foreing to us, things which are foreing to even the people of Taleria!
No, perhaps not so very informative, and considering most folks will read the book, and then never again gaze at it's pages, perhaps that would be bad. But then again, I say, if people will look at something only once, it had better be a worthwhile experience for them.