What medical problems might a resurrected person have that would be annoying but not completely debilitating, focusing on the joints and bones specifically? Yes, this is a magic world, but I want to do things that do make sense, in some way and track logically if at all possible.
There are lots of sci-fi & fantasy genres which feature resurrection of a dead character, whether through science or through magic, but often (and especially in video games) there are no side-effects to being res'd.
So, as part of my world, I want to have dead people be alive again (not necromancy, actually alive, with all the things that normally come with that) but I want to make sure that there are consequences for being res'd--and not just losing all your stuff or it being expensive--but actual medical problems as result of the process. There are lots of different flavors of medical problems they can have, but I thought I would focus on a particular area (joints & bone) and see what y'all might come up with, considering that:
- Bones fall apart pretty quickly. Does this mean that there are more joint issues the older the corpse is?
- Bones might lose something that they can't regain quickly after the process, which may explain why there are problems
How it works: Several people have asked how this works in my world, so here's a little background, in case you need it.
You have to have all the skeleton or the dust representing the skeleton for all the parts to come back. If an arm is cut off prior to death, as long as you have the arm bone, along with the rest of the body, then body is knit back together with the arm. Flesh, blood and organs can be missing, but will be restored completely. Bones or the components for the original bones (like bone dust) have to be present in order for them to be rebuilt.
The bones in this particular magical world are the framework/structure. They are more important than all the other stuff and can't be replicated--they are needed as the component for a complete rez (you'll see this in other magical worlds, where you just need the heart or whatever). Also, there are lots of other problems that could come from organs, but I am focusing on the skeletal system, to narrow this question & because it is so important to the ritual.