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Necromancy - Raising the Dead
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Well, as description says, How do you guys feel about Necromancy? I do not mean this in the literal term, but rather the fantasy one as in raising the dead to do your bidding and all that.
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Uhhhh what is Necromancy??
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Wikipedia definition of Necromancy:
Necromancy (Greek νεκρομαντία, nekromantía) is a form of divination in which the practitioner seeks to summon "operative spirits" or "spirits of divination", for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom. The word necromancy derives from the Greek νεκρός (nekrós), "dead", and μαντεία (manteía), "divination".

However, since the Renaissance, necromancy has come to be associated more broadly with black magic and demon-summoning in general, sometimes losing its earlier, more specialized meaning. By popular etymology, nekromantia became nigromancy "black arts", and Johannes Hartlieb (1456) lists demonology in general under the heading. Eliphas Levi, in his book Dogma et Ritual, states that necromancy is the evoking of aerial bodies (aeromancy).

I saw a thread about what your favorite kind of magic was, and Necromancy is mine. I was wondering what CR's take of it was.

In fictional stories, Necromancy is a dark art that is used to summon up hordes of the undead. I figured CR would care to talk more about fantasy terms of it, so lets look at it that way. Think Zombies, Skeletons, Hell Hounds, etc, etc.
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I don't like necromancy I can't withstand smelling my dead friends.
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Necromancy is pretty sweet, but not my favorite kind of magic.
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ok that could have been made simplier
i dont like it as its associtared with evil
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I have always chose these dark arts in games because the thought of creating an army with the raise of one hand is just so powerful. Then again, the dark arts are always more tempting then the holy ones, now aren't they.
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this remains me of diablo 2.....

anyway now Necromancy in other words summon zombies......

so since i am scaried of zombies and don't want to die painfully i would say i dislike necromancy

sometimes I daydream about having a machine gun and running wild killing them
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Colemanus wrote:


Kizer_kun wrote:

I have always chose these dark arts in games because the thought of creating an army with the raise of one hand is just so powerful. Then again, the dark arts are always more tempting then the holy ones, now aren't they.


I believe the Aztecs tried that shit and lost their nation to Christians.


Actually, the Aztecs sacrificed slaves and prisoners of war to their sun god. The Christians you speak of are the Spanish, and what they did was not so "christian" either. The Aztecs thought they were gods because of their boats and their appearance, and Hernando Cortez took that to his advantage. The Aztec empire fell to small pox. Basically, the Spanish were to first to use Bio-warfare.
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Colemanus wrote:

I think Taiwan would be a good place for Zombies. Open air. Small useless buildings, oh thats the southern Islands of the Philappines.
The Phillippine Islands would be good for Zombies.


Anywhere is a good place for Zombies. You just need a large number of them to overrun an area.
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Colemanus wrote:


Kizer_kun wrote:

I have always chose these dark arts in games because the thought of creating an army with the raise of one hand is just so powerful. Then again, the dark arts are always more tempting then the holy ones, now aren't they.


I believe the Aztecs tried that shit and lost their nation to Christians.


LOL OWNED!! I think it'd be useful but creepy at the same time.
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Interestingly enough, the Spanish are also quite spiritual, so I guess if one country was to dabble with the dead, it would be the Spanish, but on the other hand, many of them wouldn't DARE do anything that has been considered "demonic", no matter how ignorant the label is.
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Incontrovertible wrote:


Colemanus wrote:


Kizer_kun wrote:

I have always chose these dark arts in games because the thought of creating an army with the raise of one hand is just so powerful. Then again, the dark arts are always more tempting then the holy ones, now aren't they.


I believe the Aztecs tried that shit and lost their nation to Christians.


LOL OWNED!! I think it'd be useful but creepy at the same time.


You may wanna edit that post.
Posted 5/8/08

Kizer_kun wrote:


Colemanus wrote:

I think Taiwan would be a good place for Zombies. Open air. Small useless buildings, oh thats the southern Islands of the Philappines.
The Phillippine Islands would be good for Zombies.


Anywhere is a good place for Zombies. You just need a large number of them to overrun an area.


wtf is wrong with you ppl....
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