Necrarch Brotherhood

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The Necrarchs are a cabal of vampires focused primarily on the mastery of necromancy with little interest in the world of mortals. [1a]

Necrarchs invariable see the world as a blurry image but the dead and energies of Syish are crystal clear. [1a]

For some reason, Necrarchs are unable to enter a building inhabited by the living unless they are invited. [2a]

History

The vampire scholar W'soran was the first of the Necrarchs. First during his time in Lahmia, and later in his time in Nagashizzar and later still in Mourkain, W'soran would gather mystically gifted proteges and teach them the secrets of necromancy. He used these acolytes as servants and as research material if they displeased him. After W'soran's eventual destruction these powerful undead sorcerers spread across the world.

Necrarch vampires are hideous in appearance as their constant exposure to death magics twists and corrupts them. Interestingly though there is an advantage to this; Necrarch vampires are much less afflicted by the blood lust of other vampires, with some able to forgo blood entirely, using the dark magic to sustain themselves.

Though rare, Necrarchs are much sought after by young necromancers looking for a tutor.

Locations

Most Necrarchs live in high towers where they study the wind of death and the heavens, their chambers and laboratories full of strange experiments and potions they use to preserve their bodies and enhance their minds. [1a]

Notables

Society

Most Necrarchs dwell away from mortal society, often in tall towers allowing them easier access to the Wind of Azyr which they use for divination. They are also much less likely to embark on empire building and jealously hoard their own knowledge and power, even keeping it from their own children in darkness. [2a]

They are served by mutants and other outcasts from society that serve as potential apprentices, lab assistants, expermintal subjects and food sources. Most Necrarchs only rarely feel the need to drink blood and often seek to rid themselves of this link to the living with often disasterous results. [2a]

It is traditional for a Necrarch to take a Nehekharan name when they become a vampire - a custom they share with Necromancers who serve Nagash directly. [2a]

Notes

In previous versions of the game the 'Necrarch' were a bloodline, which is to say all Necrarchs were a descendant of W'soran. In the modern version it seems any vampire with a specific interest and obsession with necromancy is a Necrarch.

Quotes

Wisdom is not without price. Ours is the greatest wisdom and thus we pay the greatest price.

[1a]

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Vampire Counts
Units Abyssal Terror - Banshee - Bat Swarm - Black Coach - Black Knight - Blood Knight - Cairn Wraith - Corpse Cart - Coven Throne - Crypt Horror - Dire Wolves - Fell Bat - Ghoul - Grave Guard - Hexwraith - Mortis Engine - Necromancer - Master Necromancer - Necromancer Lord - Simulacra - Skeleton - Spirit Host - Strigoi Ghoul King - Strigany - Swain - Sylvanian Levy - Terrorgheist - Vargheist - Varghulf - Vampire Thrall - Vampire Count - Vampire Lord - Wight King - Zombie - Zombie Dragon - Zombie Pirate
Characters Abhorash - Adolphus Krieger - Alicia von Untervald - Andraste - Anmar bin Muntasir - Asteron - Chandagnac - Constant Drachenfels - Dieter Helsnicht - Evegena Boradin - Famke Leibrandt‎ - Frederick van Hal - Gabriella von Nachthafen - Galiana - Gashnag - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gorgivich Krakvald - Gothard - Heinrich Kemmler - Helena von Culper - Heloise Kalfon - Hermione von Auerbach - Isodora - Kadon - Kattarin - Johann Haifisch - Khemalla - Krell - Layla - Louis Cypher - Lothar von Diehl - Lupa Stregga - Luthor Harkon - Mallobaude - Malvous - Mariato - Mathilda‎‎ - Melissa d'Acques - Merovech - Morath‎‎ - Mundvard - Naaima - Neferata - Nitocris - Nourgul - Obadiah Glothman - Palatine Drego - Pitre Fonce - Raiza - Rametep - Rasha bin Wasim - Red Duke - Renar - Rolinda - Rudolph Brecht - Sofia - Sycamo - Talia - Theodora Margrave - Thrashlaar - Tiberius Kael - Ulrika Magdova - Ushoran - Urzen - Anark von Carstein - Ariette von Carstein - Isabella von Carstein - Konrad von Carstein - Lydia von Carstein - Mannfred von Carstein - Nyklaus von Carstein - Vlad von Carstein - Vorag Bloodytooth - Katherina von Dernsbach - Frich Von Haas - Rabe von Stahl - Rodrik von Waldendorf‎‎ - Rametep - Vorag Bloodytooth - Walach Harkon - W'soran - Yamina - Zacharias
Organisations Order of the Blood Dragon - Lahmian Sisterhood - Necrarch Brotherhood - Von Carstein Dynasty
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