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Why would someone begin necromancy?

  • AnomanderisPurake
    Eporem wrote: »
    there is this consideration as well...

    A wise necromancer does not wish to fight for control of his creation with an angry spirit seeking a way back into the world. Best to be certain all of a creature's soul has departed before reanimation begins.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:On_Necromancy

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    though I am a bit confused of the skills needed to reanimate the bones/skeleton of one whose original soul has already left... soul gems maybe?....alchemical recipes of reanimation solutions?



    Actually in a post released by ZOS during the promotional time for Elsweyr and when they released information regarding the Criminal Act system for Necromancy, ZOS stated that Necromancers use lesser Daedric spirits to inhabit human bodies and that's how they reanimate them
  • Araneae6537
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    My understanding is that necromancy does not necessarily mean reanimating the dead. One could study necromancy to combat those who use it for evil or if you use it to take life essence from your enemies to heal your allies, that seems in the same realm as siphoning and other such skills, just a different means of doing so. Or is reanimating always evil? Perhaps one could see it as full use of a creature, using its hide for clothes, meat for food and skeleton for service? With such a view it might seem wasteful or even unethical to not use the remains for some purpose.
  • Dusk_Coven
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    Aera Earth-Turner's story in Shor's Stone. https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Aera_Earth-Turner
    Spoiler Alert.
  • ghastley
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    Re-using the bodies of the dead is better than enslaving the living, isn't it?
  • Dusk_Coven
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    ghastley wrote: »
    Re-using the bodies of the dead is better than enslaving the living, isn't it?

    Planescape had a great discussion about this with the faction that paid you in advance to allow raising your body as an undead servant when you died.
  • Aristocles22
    Aristocles22
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    To bring back their dead pet.
  • Lazarus_Rising
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    A neutral reason would be to have a deeper understanding of life and death. It's a philosphical approach to explore one of the most asked "human" questions in IRL. You can apply that to some extend in the eso lore.

    also known as Overlich.
  • Jusey1
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    Necromancy itself isn't evil. You can practice and learn Necromancy without being evil. My Necromancer is actually not evil at all, despite being a Necromancer AND a vampire. The latter he became to have immortality while the former he uses to gain a deeper knowledge of souls, flesh, and soul gems which helps him in his efforts of being the best healer in Tamriel which can live on forever, always helping those who needs it from the shadows...

    There is actually a NPC in ESO who practices Necromancy and is essentially a good lined character. Hell, when she uses Necromancy to summon a spirit, she doesn't lock the spirit and allow it to willingly communicate with her and you the player and allow it to leave at any time it wishes.
  • Llidoryc
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    To bring back their dead pet.

    I feel this
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