Despite their well known usefulness when it comes to supporting a person's body and organs, many skeletons seem to resent the attention given to skin and muscle, and so when they "go solo" (as they term it) and the rest of their body disintegrates, many of them gather whatever armor and weapons they can before setting about attacking passing "fleshies" (as they call those who have not yet died and decayed).

Despite their well-known aversion to skin, skeletons do seem to have relatively cordial relations with zombies, whom they view as aspiring skeletons. Zombies and skeletons can often be seen working together to attack adventurers (or mourners) in cemeteries.

During the Great Monster Uprising of the Second Age of Magic, skeletons were reported in the following regions: White Cliffs Beach, Fenshire, Flathead MountainsThe Gray Mountains (including The Gray Mountains Asylum and Mirror Lake), Antharian Caves, Granola Mines, Mines of Mendon, The Coast Road in Greater Borphee, Pheebor, Tidal Flats, Forest of YouthMiznia Marshlands, Miznia Jungle, The Lost Castle of Y'Syska, Discipline BeachCrab IslandEgreth Castle, The Glass MazeLargoneth Castleand the G.U.E. Tech Training Grounds in the Ethereal Plane of Atrii.