Necromancy is the school of magic whose spells manipulate the power of death, unlife, and the life force. Spells involving the undead make up a portion of this school, including animate dead and finger of death. Highly focused on the Negative Energy Plane, most spells from this school drain abilities. This school is often the one most associated with lichdom, a process that allows the caster to live indefinitely by securing their essence in a receptacle known as a phylactery. A wizard or cleric who learns to focus this form of energy is called a Necromancer.