Academy Necromica Edit
Whether symbolised by the seductive nature of the vampire or the sheer power of the lich, the undead have an undeniable draw to the living. Over the centuries, innumerable cults, conclaves, and organisations have sprung up dedicated to or led by the walking dead.
The Academy Necromica was founded nearly one hundred and fifty years ago by the necromancer Torog Blaagard, who sought to establish a place where like-minded individuals could come together and share the secrets of the dark arts. Over the next two decades, Master Torog slowly built up the organisation, hand-picking members from those who respected (or worshipped) the power of death and undeath. Soon he had a cadre of necromancers, evil priests, and professional killers.
But the Academy was infiltrated by a paladin/rogue named Rion who represented Pelor, who used his knowledge of the group’s inner workings to organise an assault by those who opposed them. Most of the Necromicans (as the Academy’s members call themselves) were destroyed, and Torog himself was on death’s door when loyal minions spirited her away.
From the ashes of the Academy’s worst failure came its first great success. Unable to repair Master Torog's horribly broken body, the necromancers instead performed an unspeakable process upon him, turning him into a lich. With a newfound lease on unlife, Torog swore vengeance upon his enemies. He knew that patience was his ally, and over the next century, quietly built up a secret but powerful organisation dedicated to death and evil. They left the mainland forever to establish themselves on the north coast of the Norsica
Today, the Academy Necromica prides itself on its strict dedication to evil above petty politics, and thus remains basically neutral evil. Individual members may vary from this ideal, but the Academy itself rarely strays into either lawful or chaotic methods. Symbolic of this ideal is Torog, the Master of the Academy and a powerful necromancer in his own right. As the organisation's founder and most powerful member, Torog is possessed of a patience born of more than a century of unlife. He does not take unnecessary risks, though he also knows the value of personal involvement in times of crisis. He spends most of his time teaching the students of the Academy, as well as crafting long-range plans for the organisation's future.
As one might expect, the Academy welcomes both the living and the dead, and it numbers a few undead (vampires, spectres, and the like) among its membership. To join, one must only demonstrate an appreciation for the arts of death, whether that appreciation is scholarly or more...hands-on. One must also find the Academy too and that is challenge in its own right