The Reign of Darkness
Magic is a powerful force in the world – full of mystery and wonder. However, not all magic comes from the same source nor has the same effect on its wielder or targets. Some magic carries a price for its use.
Necromancy is known as the Dark Art or Forbidden Lore and by its very nature it attracts the attention of dark powers and evil forces that seek to reward, punish, and ultimately subvert those who dabble in its use. Subsequently, its practice is illegal in some locations (such as in Khoudya).
Additionally, while some magic can easily kill or destroy, only necromancy can supernaturally animate the dead and permanently destroy the soul – both inherently evil acts. While not all necromantic spells are inherently evil, they carry a strong social stigma because of their great potential for inflicting pain, suffering and harm on the both living and dead.