Comic #1458

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NekoSabrina

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Well, that's still an interesting team to send on a mission like that. Phil's null powers obviously would be pretty effective against a lich, but Shisou (...been a while since we heard about him) and Nami seem like kinda strange backup. Then again, Nami probably would be able to operate whatever it is they're going to be using without much problem (just a matter of if "Power Armor" is just a suit, or a mecha...)
 
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Like to live forever as a undead corpse. Really worth it? I guess to some.
 

Chaos Sepher

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I guess they kind of forshadowed this with that conversation with Rieko, but didn't expect a freaking Lich to show up like this so soon. Very interested to hear what evidence they have that it is one of these things.

I like this. Always found necromancy to be a pretty neat, if creepy, school of magic in any form it takes.
 

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Like to live forever as a undead corpse. Really worth it? I guess to some.
Funny thing is, in most versions of a Lich they have a very simple spell they can cast that prevents their body from decaying and looking dead. Thing is they live so long eventually they go "What's the point? I'm wasting precious time that could be used on infusing this orphan soul into a spell that might turn me into a god."
 
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:confuzzledPA: ...then it wouldn't be necromancy then. That's like saying you want to see a pyromancer that doesn't use fire. :dropPA:
*Is studying Pathfinder books and sees response*
But then more than half these necromancy spells shouldn't exist. Is it so hard to find a good aligned necromancer?
 

Radagast

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Depends on the source material. More often than not fiction depicts necromancy as evil aligned due to the baggage the walking dead carry with them. Even at its most benign, the act of making the dead leave their tombs is likely to at least be seen as roughly analogous to desecrating a corpse, disrespecting the dead, and/or grave robbing, if not the absolute worst kind of slavery (compelling obedience via suppressing the soul)...and of course the near constant invocation of necromancy as a practical synonym with 'black magic' doesn't do it any favors either. Suffice to say that it's an easy 'obviously evil' target, and off the top of my head I can think of only a few examples which present it as benign...with a possible exception of séances, which have more in common with 'classic' necromancy than the Hollywood portrayal of necromancy does (which is to say: classic necromancy is temporarily calling upon dead spirits for divination purposes)...and even then it's presented at least as often as not as near Faustian in recklessness.
 

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I did play in a game with a "good" necromancer. He never made permanent undead and when they were done he had them return to their graves. He also specialized in dispatching undead or taking control of them to put them at rest. A lof of people said "If you want to fight and stop undead you should be a cleric" but he said for his character "People should take care of people, even the dead."

He also liked having finger of death as a specialized spell.
 
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Eradose

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I did play in a game with a "good" necromancer. He never made permanent undead and when they were done he had them return to their graves. He also specialized in dispatching undead or taking control of them to put them at rest. A lof of people said "If you want to fight and stop undead you should be a cleric" but he said for his character "People should take care of people, even the dead."

He also liked having finger of death as a specialized spell.
Well, I do remember an article from Dungeon Magazine back in the 3rd edition days about different schools of Necromancy, classifying them as White (Good), Grey (Neutral), and Black (Evil).
 
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Well, I do remember an article from Dungeon Magazine back in the 3rd edition days about different schools of Necromancy, classifying them as White (Good), Grey (Neutral), and Black (Evil).
Where can I learn more about this "white" necromancy for pathfinder purposes?
 

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Where can I learn more about this "white" necromancy for pathfinder purposes?
I am having a very hard time finding the actual issue number, as I do not remember the name of the article (it's been about 5 years since I saw the issue last, and it would require some digging to find). But, I think I saw there are White Necromancer manuals for Pathfinder. I'll update you when I find said issue.[DOUBLEPOST=1395528608,1395527906][/DOUBLEPOST]Okay, I found it. It's Dragon issue 298; Dark Elves, and the article is "Shades of Death" by Wade Nudson.