A corpse is the dead body of an NPC. It last only a short time before it transmogrifies, either disappearing in a puff of dust or changing into an aggressive undead NPC. If the player acts quickly It can be be preserved using the spell preserve corpse. It can be dissected into organs using the skill dissection. It can be skinned, used to make leggings using skill fresh pants, made into random fabric or bone armor using skill leather craft, or buried. A shovel is very helpful with burying corpses.