Troubling news crossed my path today. I have heard several reports
of a Necromancer in our fair cities.
"Necromancer: Mages skilled at manipulating the residual energy
left behind when life departs from its physical shell as well as the greater manipulation
of the living earth."
This magic has been lost from this world for ages and does not (In
my opinion) need to resurface. The Necromancers of old were feared for they turned your
fallen comrades against you or called the earth to swell and suck thee under.
My sources say that several graveyards as well as the Catacombs near
yew were crawling with the undead from this necromancer magical weavings. A grave in the
Vesper cemetery was found unearthed, the headstone reads" Here Lies Barratus...
Filthy Necromancer, thou art now with thy own kind".
Barratus was on of the High Necromancers of ages ago. Barratus was
claimed to be the most powerful necromancer alive. He was murdered for his beliefs in the
power of death. Barratus was drawn and quartered after being overtaken by the hordes of
those wanting to see him vanquished.
Perhaps his power reached beyond life. Is he back for vengence? Only
time will unfold this tale.
Dragon Speed To Thee All
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Wednesday, June 24th 1998