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Necromancers are mages who have specialized their study in the school of necromancy. Death is a part of the circle of magic and necromancers are the experts in this knowledge. As masters of death, unlife, pain, and disease, these mages are known to wield magics so fearful that some have decreed their art as illicit and downright blasphemous. Rather than focusing on a set of related schools of magic, the necromancer focuses solely on the art of necromancy itself, delving into the other schools of magic to enhance control over death and the destruction of life. The morbidity of the subject results in the art usually attracting those with a dark passion or fascination with death. Those who seek to master necromancy otherwise are likely to be corrupted or driven insane.