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How Altmer view the Dead and Necromancy

  • Member
    October 29, 2018

    I dont know if I should even post this here or if it falls under the "When asking a question, please don’t make it simple. By that I mean questions that can be answered through a single link or questions that have no possible answers." Rule but i couldnt find a concrete Answer anywhere. 

    How do the High Elfs View their Dead, and what is their stand on Necromancy? 

    Do they dont Care like the Khajiit or do they dont want anything to do with the Undead like the Redguards?

    "The Khajiit are said to show little if any outrage over uncovered graves, and corpses can apparently be purchased in the port of Senchal"

    "Though the vast majority of Redguards abhor necromancy, their deep devotion to their departed ancestors has also led them to abhor any sort of interaction with the undead,"

  • October 29, 2018

    It has been some time but I 've taken a look into it once. This is from a minor search I did, if I find any sources I will list them here later.

    Altmer in general don't like and you could even say they hate necromancy and have suffered a lot from necromancy users (Sload invasion). That being said certain individuals are given permission to study necromancy in Altmer society with the purpose of research in expanding mortal lifespan maybe cure diseases etc. My conclusion was that they really don't like necromancy but they recognize the value of its study and it is being studied in their society but only from certain "certified" individuals and it is always under control.

  • Member
    October 29, 2018
    Ok thanks ^^
  • October 30, 2018

    Altmer treat dead (especially Altmeri dead) with great respect. What else would you expect from people who revere their ancestors? Their burial customs are designed to prevent necromancy. And as Duvain said, they only allow necromancy for scientific purposes and on a very limited scale.

  • Member
    October 30, 2018
    Thanks Thorien thats what i was looking for)