Necromancy - The Vitreous Path

The Vitreous Path allows a necromancer to control and influence the energies pertaining to death, what wraiths call Oblivion. Rare in the extreme, this path manipulates entropy and decay, forces that even most necromancers are uncomfortable harnessing. This path, a development of the Nagaraja bloodline (who sometimes call the power "Nihilistics"), sees only the most limited use even among skilled necromancers. Still, its powers make a formidable complement to other necromantic crafts, and those obsessed with mastery over death and souls – such as the Harbingers of Skulls – would certainly risk much to uncover this path's secrets. Like most necromancers, Nagaraja learn the Sepulchre Path before any others. The Vitreous Path is usually their second focus of study, which at one time reflected the amount of time they spent in the Underworld.

Eyes of the Dead

The necromancer employing the Eyes of the Dead can literally see through the eyes of any wraiths around her, allowing her to use the wraiths' Deathsight. Of course, if there are no wraiths present, the power is useless. On the upside, at least for the necromancers, a few of the Restless may almost always be found wandering around. To an experienced manipulator of ghostly energies, the auras of surrounding beings give off telltale hints as to their health and may indicate their emotions or desires; the necromancer can see the energies of death and passion flowing through everyone, just as wraiths can.

System: The player rolls Perception + Occult, difficulty 6, in order to see through the eyes of the Dead around the necromancer. This effect is often disorienting, especially in areas where many wraiths are present and, at the Storyteller's discretion, can cause the necromancer to suffer up to a +4 difficulty when attempting to perceive things not in the Underworld. While employing the Eyes of the Dead, the necromancer may not always understand what he is seeing (when in doubt, use Intelligence + Occult to recognize the patterns of death in auras). Properly used, this power lets a necromancer determine whether someone is injured, diseased or dying and, also, whether the individual labors under any sorts of curses or baleful magic. This ability lasts for one scene, though the necromancer may choose to prematurely draw his perceptions back to his own body (thereby ending the power).

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