A category for Necromancer spells.
Necromancy, also known as Ontologic Sorcery, is a sub-discipline of Sorcery, which is centered around corrupting Life mana with Lunar or Elemental admixtures. It is characterized by the creation of "false life" (or, rather, forcing life energy to exist in physical shells that do not naturally conduct it) and the violations of living flesh.
Magical theorists recognize two forms of necromancy: Perversion Necromancy and Corruption Necromancy. In a mechanistic approach to the discipline, this works well. Necromancy is the result of two distinct mixtures of mana, Life plus either Elemental or Lunar, which this separation embodies.
Necromancers are not mechanistic and they usually are not magical theorists either.
The tri-spellbook separation -- the ABCs of Necromancy -- was the standard among most cults, though variations existed. The Dragon Priests are notoriously bookish, classifying no less than thirty different Necromancy spellbooks across obscure cultural and magical lines. In sharp contrast, the doctrine of the Bone Elves states that any sort of classification system is the product of childish (non-Elven) minds attempting to comprehend the one, true path of power that encompasses mastery over all facets of death sculpting.
In recent years, the rogue Necromancers known as the Philosophers of the Knife codified the fourth spellbook, Transcendental Necromancy. This was not the discovery of some new source of power, but simply an organizational change reflecting their own priorities and values.
The uninitiated have always tried to understand the deep secrets of the Necromancers, but have rarely ever brushed past the surface. Even the nature of the spellbooks the Necromancers use have been shrouded in mystery, with information frequently found lacking or entirely wrong. However, some facts have breached the veils of secrecy, and a general knowledge of each book has been acquired.
NOTE: Arcane spells will out you as a Necromancer. As indicated, spells with either appear to the room, or if a 3rd party LOOKs at the Necromancer. Obfuscation, Rite of Contrition, and Eyes of the Blind are the only spells that can be cast in justice zones, and do not indicate to the room what has been CAST. Be aware however, that other mages may still recognize the spell when it is prepared.
CH and WORM will appear on the caster in a room look, BUE, IVM, KS and PHP will appear on the caster if a 3rd party LOOK AT <necromancer>.
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Summary of Spell Information
Bolded spells are signature spells.
|Acid Splash (ACS)||Puncture damage, Slice damage, Impact damage, Fire damage, Cold damage, Electrical damage, Random pair of damage types. Single-target.||battle||targeted||1-50||0-400||Instant||1||Arcane Magic|
|Alkahest Edge (ALK)||Vivisection damage becomes slicing + random element.||metamagic||1||Arcane Magic|
|Blood Burst (BLB)||Impact damage, Fire damage, Balance reduction||battle||targeted||10-66||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Butcher's Eye (BUE)||+Skinning skill, +Thanatology skill||standard||augmentation||5-100||10-600||10-40||2||Arcane Magic|
|Calcified Hide (CH)||+Stamina (stat), Damage reduction.||standard||warding||15-100||80-800||10-40||4||Arcane Magic|
|Call from Beyond (CFB)||Makes a zombie!||standard||utility||15-100||80-800||60-0||3||Arcane magic|
|Chirurgia (CHIR)||+Small Edged skill, Added to Butcher's Eye effect||metamagic||1||Arcane Magic|
|Consume Flesh (CF)||Wound heal, Destroy body parts of a corpse.||standard||utility||15-100||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Covetous Rebirth (CRE)||Occasional DEPART GUILD with all the benefits of DEPART ALL.||metamagic||1||Arcane Magic|
|Devour||Wound heal||standard||utility||30-100||250-1,000||Instant||3||Arcane Magic|
|Eyes of the Blind (EOTB)||Pulsing self-invisibility.||standard||utility||5-100||10-600||10-40||2||Arcane Magic|
|Heighten Pain (HP)||Damage amplifier||battle||debilitation||spirit \ fortitude||1-33||0-400||2-10||1||Arcane Magic|
|Ivory Mask (IVM)||+Targeted Magic skill||standard||augmentation||5-100||10-600||10-40||1||Arcane Magic|
|Kura-Silma (KS)||+Attunement skill, +Perception skill||standard||augmentation||5-100||10-600||10-40||2||Arcane Magic|
|Liturgy||All masking benefits of Rite of Contrition added to Rite of Grace.||metamagic||1||Arcane Magic|
|Necrotic Reconstruction (NR)||Wound heal, only heals corpses, zombies, or constructs||standard||utility||15-100||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Obfuscation||+Stealth skill, Removes third-party messaging for Thanatology rituals.||standard||augmentation||1-100||0-400||10-40||1||Arcane Magic|
|Petrifying Visions (PV)||Causes immobilization.||battle||debilitation||mind \ willpower||1-33||10-600||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Philosopher's Preservation (PHP)||+Evasion skill, +Reflex (stat)||standard||augmentation||5-100||10-600||10-40||3||Arcane Magic|
|Quicken the Earth (QE)||Creates construct.||standard||utility||5-100||10-600||10-40||2||Arcane Magic|
|Researcher's Insight (REI)||+Alchemy skill, +Arcana skill, +Intelligence (stat)||standard||augmentation||15-100||80-800||10-40||3||Arcane Magic|
|Reverse Putrefaction (RPU)||+Defensive Factor, +Offensive Factor, Zombie only.||standard||augmentation||15-100||80-800||0-||3||Arcane Magic|
|Rite of Contrition (ROC)||Reduces visible Divine Outrage. Removes Transcendental Necromancy spells while in effect.||cyclic||utility||5-25||80-800||Indefinite||1||Arcane Magic|
|Rite of Grace (ROG)||Hides 1-7 Transcendental Necromancy buffs.||cyclic||utility||5-25||80-800||Indefinite||1||Arcane Magic|
|Siphon Vitality (SV)||Fire damage, Cold damage, Vitality heal, Single target, restores vitality to caster||battle||targeted||10-66||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Spiteful Rebirth (SRE)||Self-raise via DEPART DEATH.||metamagic||2||Arcane Magic|
|Universal Solvent (USOL)||Puncture damage, Slice damage, Impact damage, Fire damage, Cold damage, Electrical damage, Cyclic AOE. Randomized damage types.||cyclic||targeted, area of effect||7-37||250-1,000||Indefinite||2||Arcane Magic|
|Viscous Solution (VS)||AOE immobilization.||standard||debilitation, area of effect||magic \ fortitude||10-66||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Visions of Darkness (VOD)||-Perception skill, -Wisdom (stat)||battle||debilitation||mind \ willpower||5-33||80-800||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Vivisection||Puncture damage, Slice damage, Single-target TM. Magical snipe attack.||battle||targeted||20-66||250-1,000||Instant||2||Arcane Magic|
|Worm's Mist (WORM)||Magic barrier.||battle||warding||30-100||250-1,000||0-||3||Arcane Magic|
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