Necromancy is a type of magic involving the manipulation of life and death.
The legendary Bloodstone Emperor, the last God-Emperor of the equally mythic Great Empire of the Dawn, is said to have practiced necromancy, among other forbidden actions that ushered in the Long Night.
According to semi-canon sources, Morgon Banefort, the last Hooded King, was said to have been a powerful necromancer who cursed his vanquishers as he died, claiming he would return from the grave. In response, King Loreon I Lannister had Morgon's body cut into pieces and fed to his lions. Two years later the lions broke free within Casterly Rock, slaying three of Loreon's sons.
Dagon Drumm, a legendary ironborn raider during the Age of Heroes, was known as a necromancer.
Necromancy is rumored to be practiced in Qohor, along with divination and blood magic. Nefer, the last remaining city of the realm of N'ghai is known as a haunt of necromancers. Necromancers are also found in Asshai, where no practice - however depraved - is forbidden and may be carried out with impunity. Necromancers were among the scoundrels who lived in the lawless shadow city of Volantis west of the Rhoyne, prior to its subjugation by triarchs.
Some members of House Hightower are rumored to have dabbled in necromancy.
A Clash of Kings
Qyburn, a former maester and now a member of the Brave Companions, is rumored by the servants at Harrenhal to practice black magic and necromancy.
A Storm of Swords
Melisandre states that the Others use necromancy to resurrect the dead as wights.
A Feast for Crows
Qyburn confirms he was expelled from the Citadel, stripped of his chain and his position as a maester, for his experiments in necromancy and subjecting living people to vivisection.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Yi Ti.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- ↑ georgerrmartin.com: WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE SAMPLE
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Qohor.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: East of Ib.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Asshai.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Volantis.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 78, Samwell V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.