Morkus from Orkus
ROFL I called it.Now you want to claim that being a mere twelve miles away is far enough that they are "out of the way" but that doesn't work when two towns can be considered "neighbors" when they are 24 miles away in the same terrain.
I gave supporting reasons. If you want to have your necromancers just have their undead wander aimlessly instead of ordering them down the road laying waste to all towns and cities they come upon, go for it. Mine will use their brains.You call the necromancer a moron with no supporting reasons, he just is because he isn't directly controlling hordes of mindless undead like a puppet master. Remembering I assume that that capability doesn't exist in the game, and would be a homebrew ability, or would rely on lieutenants who can only control a a small handful at a time.