Perhaps the most striking image from the 1st edition Monster Manual, to me, was the Lich. Maybe that’s why I made Speleton a bad guy in Princess Planet. Here I covered his bones with magic runes, which I think would make a magician skeleton look all the cooler. The addition of fur to his robes was due to the Ice Age set of Magic cards where the villain was a lich called Lim-Dul. They never put him on the cards, but I imagined he’s cover himself with fur robes, even if he had no warm blood to chill.