Necromancy is magic that draws upon the energies of death and souls. The Necromancy list is one that allows the caster to control these energies, most particularly in order to speak to and control and the spirits of the dead. It is drawn at least in part from the pathways of the shadowlands, but necromancy attuned magic is found in the material world as well, particularly in places that have known mass killings or burials.
Necromancers have an unsavoury reputation in all but a very few cultures. Their association with death is frightening, and their manipulation of souls is regarded by most as foolishly dangerous and selfish. Nevertheless few (aside from Calandor, for reasons related to attunement) ban it outright, as there is always a place for necromancers in the world wherever there are secrets to which only the dead may know the