Necromancy Technology / Science in Vazdimet | World Anvil


Necromancy is the magic of the soul and the Veil, allowing direct contact with the deceased, or manipulation of space and time by temporarily phasing to the higher ascended spiritual planes.   Classified as Asterarcana, one of the magics available to casters regardless of their location and immediate surroundings, Necromancy draws its power from the magical fields of existence itself, including the higher planes of the Afterlife.


As the magic of the soul and the higher planes of The Afterlife, Necromancy allows for a wide variety of effects to its spells. The magical fields required for the spells span The Void, classifying Necromancy as Asterarcana – magic written into the very fabric of Vazdimet itself.   With the exception of Soul Shatter, Necromancy is not an offensive magic. Its true nature depends upon the caster.  


The simplest Necromancy spells involve communication with the souls of those who passed beyond the Veil, calling them back to commune with the living. Soul Call is the most well-known example, although the class also contains more advanced and specialized options.  

Soul Magic

Necromantic Soul Magic involves a direct interaction with an individual's soul, either living or deceased. Soul Shatter remains the most feared example, as it destroys the soul and therefore the eternal existence of its target, but this classification is also required to create Afterlife Intelligences or guide souls into their reconstruction clone.   This category of Necromany is also responsible for Soulbinding and Soul Oaths, with the effects spanning multiple planes.  

Plane Phasing

Necomancy not only allows for an interaction with the higher planes of Afterlife, but also the adjustment of the spiritual resonance of items, individuals, and even the caster themself. Hyperjump is the most notable and highest cost example of this ability, but not the only use. This also permits pulling the dead to the mortal plane or phasing through items.

Social Impact

Necromancy has completely revolutionized technology in Vazdimet, for those who willingly embrace it. Afterlife Intelligence allows deceased souls to be bound within equipment and especially spacecraft systems, while reconstruction clones mean death is no longer the end of life on the mortal planes, provided the deceased wishes to return.   Beliefs about the proper use of Necromancy have fractured the people of Vazdimet into multiple factions, with the Sparnell Confederation relying heavily upon resurrections to fuel their wars, the Hydell Order offering the option as a religious incentive, and the Space Defense Legion holding to the beliefs that death is not an ending but a new beginning that should remain undisturbed.  

Availability by Faction

Rare in the Space Defense Legion and discouraged in the Hydell Order, Necromancy has nonetheless written itself into the lives of many across Vazdimet.  

Mordena and Sparnell Confederation

The Sparnell Confederation relies heavily upon Necromancy, from Hyperjump travel to Afterlife Intelligences. Their usage remains highly militarized, with a focus on its use in war tactics, most notably their highly trained Tactical Assault Groups, let by fearsome TAGs.   True to the roots of their founder, Shane Lawrence, the Mordena echo this acceptance of Necromancy. Unlike the Confederation, their usage extends into every facet of life, with Afterlife Planners available even to civilians, and the use of simple communication spells between fleets or with Janikk herself. Navarch Jake Cartwright Lawrence even provides the Soul Call spell to the Mordena's clients for use in emergencies, via his Calling Card.  

Hydell Order

The Hydell Order has also been known to use Necromancy for travel through the Void, although only when the Orbital Fareway System is not considered a feasible option. They also dangle the possibility of joining the Ordained Ascended after death as an enticement for loyalty.  

Other Factions

By comparison the Space Defense Legion discourages Necromancy in its entirety, believing the living were never meant to cross the Veil. The Freeholds and the Vardan maintain a much more varied view of the magic, with each planet and caravan choosing for themselves based upon beliefs and access.
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Summer Camp 2023

Summer Camp 2023

In an effort to work the core worldbuilding articles of Vazdimet, July 2023 is about writing some of the universe's more neglected stubs, in line with WorldAnvil's Summer Camp prompt list.
There's an eclectic mix of topics across several factions, ranging from historical events to present day traditions. Take a look:

Shane closed his eyes, filling his mind with the barely tapped potential of the planes beyond the the Veil. "Do you feel that?"   "Coooool!" Jake's excitement was unmistakable. "Let me do it!"   "When you're a bit older. Right now just watch me. Feel what I feel."   "It's like my mind is floating. But it's not water, it's power." Jake was bouncing, his youthful eagerness transmitting clearly through their Apotheturgic link. "Just wait until I use it on Veris! He'll never call me a wimp again!"   "Always respect the power you hold with any Necromancy spell, no matter how small. Necromancy is a dangerous magic, and one of the most potent. It can be used to cause great harm, but it can also be used to help people." Shane frowned, opening his eyes to stare at his son, the young boy watching him curiously. "Promise me you'll never use it to hurt people."   "But you use it to hurt people." Jake's confusion was apparent.   "I'm not a good person." Understatement of the year.   Jake was undeterred. "I want to be just like you when I grow up!"   Building a legacy, aren't you, Grim?   The necromancer's voice turned dark. He clearly had a lot to meditate on later. "Let's just finish Calling your mother."

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30 Nov, 2021 11:29

I love the excerpt you've chosen. Necromancy is a wholesome magic! <3

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
30 Nov, 2021 14:43

It is!   And thank you. I wrote this ages ago for this article and then never wrote the article. So excited to finally let it see the light of day.

Lead Author of Vazdimet.
Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
1 Dec, 2021 16:00

Necromancy is a wholesome magic :D   And I love some of these phrases: Afterlife Intelligence makes me think of super-computers run by ghosts and I love it!

Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
1 Dec, 2021 18:46

That would be MORTAC, the AI supercomputer. So excited you are enjoying these.

Lead Author of Vazdimet.
Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
3 Dec, 2021 13:36

Ooh this expert is just really lovely, I love it!! Great article, I really love your take on necromancy :D

Creator of Arda Almayed
3 Dec, 2021 15:23

Thank you so much! Necromancy is a Wholesome Magic. ;)

Lead Author of Vazdimet.
Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
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