In this pic, if you look in the inventory list, you can see Embalming Tools; anybody want to hazard a guess as to what these are for? Maybe part of expanded Necromancy this time around? (I posted a similar question in another topic, but people there seemed more interested in arguing about the graphics.)
With all the desire to play as a Necromancer, I really hope they wouldn't put something like that in just as clutter! Maybe you can use them to make stuffed creatures for your house, like Battlehorn castle?