One who attempts to divine knowledge (usualy of the future) via communion with
the dead. Originally from the Greek manteia 'divination' and nekros 'corpse'. Often refers to any magic aspected to death in works
of the fantasy
conjuration and the delving into
the secrets of unlife, the two sides of the skull
faced coin. Necromancers, both Hood cursed and deadly.
Why demonic summoning could
be considered a branch of necromancy.
The complete comtrol over another life force and the threat of destruction held over it is inherantly
- Paraphrasings of the Malazan Book
of the Fallen.