Necromancy is the study of dark magic. With it, and the special
book called The Tome of Necromancy, you can curse your foes, animate the dead, transform into wicked creatures, and summon
some of the most deadly spells in the world.
To use the skill, you simply have to cast any of the spells
available to you in the Tome of Necromancy. The more proficient you become at the skill, the more successful you will be at
using the spells.
with Magery, reagents are required in order to use Necromancy spells. When combined in different ways, these benign substances
result in powerful magic that can be harnessed by Necromancers.
Necromancy is a special mode of divination by the evocation of the dead. Understood as nigromancy (niger,
black), which is the Italian, Spanish and old French form, the term suggests "black" magic or "black" art, in which marvellous
results are due to the agency of evil spirits, while in
"white" magic they are due to human dexterity and trickery. The practice of necromancy supposes belief in the survival of
the soul after death, the possession of a superior knowledge by the disembodied spirit, and the possibility of communication
between the living and the dead. The circumstances and conditions of this communication — such as time, place, and rites
to be followed — depend on the various conceptions which were entertained concerning the nature of the departed soul,
its abode, its relations with the earth and with the body in which it previously resided. As divinities frequently were but
human heroes raised to the rank of gods, necromancy, mythology, and demonology are in close relation, and the oracles of the
dead are not always easily distinguished from the oracles of the gods.
Necromancy is the act of conjuring
the dead for divination. It dates back to Persia, Greece and Rome, and in the Middle Ages was widely practiced by magicians,
sorcerers, and witches. It was condemned by the Catholic Church as "the agency of evil spirits," and in Elizabethan England
was outlawed by the Witchcraft Act of 1604.
Necromancy is not to be confused with conjuring devils or demons
for help. Necromancy is the seeking of the spirits of the dead. The spirits are sought because they, being without physical
bodies, are no longer limited by the earthly plane. Therefore, it is thought these spirits have access to information of the
past and future which is not available to the living. It has been used to help find sunken or buried treasure, and whether
or not a person was murdered or died from other causes.
The practice of necromancy has been compared by some to modern
mediumistic or practiced spiritualism. Many consider it a dangerous and repugnant practice. Dangerous because it is alleged
that when some spirits take control of the medium they are reluctant to release their control for some time.
Necromancy is not practiced in Neo-pagan Witchcraft, but it
is practiced in VOODOO. There are two noted kinds of necromancy: the raising of the corpse itself, and the most common
kind, the conjuring or summoning of the spirit of the corpse.