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The Situation of Necromancers (I)

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The Situation of Necromancers

The Climates

  • A moderate climate has no particular effect on corpses.

  • The quality of the material quickly drops in climates of warmth and humidity, jungle and swamps.

  • Deserts will conserve corpses, especially sandy deserts.

  • Cold and snowy mountain areas will conserve corpses.

  • Corpses on the inside (caves, tombs) will decay much slower.

The Second Empire

While Necromancy was tolerated by law in the second Empire, the Necromancers' influence grew largely with Mannimarco's return. Cyrodiil now is definitely the best place to be a necromancer in. (And a bad to be an enemy of necromancy) Burial rites with the blessings of Arkay are abolished, if the dead are buried at all. For the legion, large underground caserns have been constructed, containing the dead at a decent temperature and in decent climate. These also house preparation and conservation facilities, improving the quality of the future thralls. The Mages Guild lost the Arcane University by decree to the Order of the Black Worm, serving as new headquarter. Culturally, there is little difference between Nibenay's and Colovia's opinion towards necromancy. Civilised forms of necromancy are common; zombies, skeletons and liches.

Intradimensional summoning is preferred over field summoning. Though the undead armyworm of the moth legions is apparantly field summoned, without crumbling into ash after the spell wears off.

The climate of Cyrodiil is moderate, safe for the cold and high half ring of the Jerall and Velothi mountains in the north east and the hot, humid jungled south beyond Bravil, where you will be killed by Knahaten.


Crowns worship Tu'whacca and Forebears worship Arkay, but their hatred towards magic unites the Redguard people. While healers like me or flame, frost and ligthning wielders are at least tolerated, any other kind of magic is highly detested. No wonder necromancers have to face a hard life in Hammerfell. Locals will be eager to help witch hunters, particulary if after necromancers.

Intradimensional summoning is preferred by the necromancers, as to carry corpses with you is your death sentence in the warrior culture. To mention are Ra'Gada mummies.

The climate of Hammerfell reaches from fertile but dry veld to deadly deserts – mostly rock deserts, fewer sand desert.

High Rock

Like all Breton nobles, High King Emeric is rumored to have atleast one necromancer in his household, which is most likely true. There are open and hidden circles in every city coming into conflict with law and churches from time to time. Here there is the most work for witchhunters to do.

Field summoning is preferred in High Rock, corpses can be easily obtained from the countless larger and smaller battlefields, which are to find throughout the western, war raging High Rock. In the pagan East, the necromancy mixed somewhat with witch magic – or the natives already performed necromancy before Mannimarco. To mention is the mysterious Crypt of Hearts, a giant sepulcher or necromantic ritual site.

The climate of High Rock is moderate, cold in the mountains.

Wrothgarian Mountains, Bjalsae and the Reach

Acceptance of necromancy varies from tribe to tribe of Orcs and Reachmen. The Horsemen of the Bjalsae river usually do not tolerate necromancy. Though, many persecuted necromancers from all surrounding lands have found refugee in the area. Word of advice, the natives sneer at witchhunters, and will be not of help if they do not attack on sight.

The Reach is a cold land, as are the Wrothgarian Mountains, which highest areas are said to be as cold as Skyrim. Or even colder. The land around the Bjalsae River is a dry plain of grass, also moderate.


The simple people of Skyrim have little love for the art of necromancy, as have their noble Jarls and Kings, who would never have a necromancer at their courts. Though, the Nords have no problem with the undead themselves, word is that even the villagers are not too scared upon the sight of a living corpse. This probably comes from the habit of mummifying their dead and having them openly laid out in so called halls of the dead. To visit their exposed dead made the Nord somewhat used to the sight of corpses. Both, necromancers and their enemies are viewed with mistrust.

Field summoning is preferred, as corpses are easily obtained from open tombs or from the wilds. Although, in ancient nordic ruins the dead might struggle much more against intruders than in other places. To mention are the storm shouting Draugar and their Lich leaders.

The climate is cold and conserving, though snowfall can conceal corpses from searching necromancers.

Dacesco Fodiari
This post was last modified: January 7th 2014, 12:14 PM by Idriar

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