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Thanatological rituals are the occult rites and practices through which a Necromancer may utilize the Thanatology skill. These rites largely involve the creation of a corrupt Empathic Transference link or otherwise twisting a formerly living being's life force in some fashion, but also includes things like the simple study of gross anatomy or the various more mundane rites or rituals associated with the Philosophers of the Knife. All Thanatological rituals require the use of a ritual knife (typically a simple worn belt knife) which is specifically designated for this purpose; the use of a ritual knife for any other purpose besides the performance of Thanatological rituals or skinning will render it unusable for other rituals.
To use a thanatological ritual, PERFORM (RITUAL) ON (TARGET) -- if the target is yourself, you may leave it out.
If the Necromancer is using the Obfuscation spell, rituals will not message other people in the room upon being performed.
|Ritual||Prerequisite||Purpose||Generates Divine Outrage|
|Arise ritual||20th Circle||Prepares a corpse to become a CFB zombie.||Yes|
|Awaken ritual||30th Circle||Summons a previously created Risen.||Yes|
|Butchery ritual||30th Circle||Gets body parts for Risen.||Yes|
|Consume ritual||15th Circle||Prepares a corpse to be used as fuel for necromantic healing.||Yes|
|Creation ritual||30th Circle||Final step to create a Risen.||Yes|
|Cut ritual||5th Circle||Prerequisite for some Blood Magic and Animation spells.||-|
|Dissection ritual||10th Circle||Teaches Thanatology and First Aid.||-|
|Entry ritual||1st Circle||Gain entry into a Necromancer guildhall.||-|
|Fetish ritual||3rd or 4th Circle (?)||Turns harvested material into a (control) fetish for a new Risen.||Yes|
|Harvest ritual||2nd Circle||Gathers "material" to be used later. Teaches Thanatology and Skinning.||Yes|
|Preserve ritual||1st Circle||Extends time before a corpse decays. Teaches Thanatology and First Aid.||Yes|