Dojo Darelir, the School of Xenograg the Sorcerer

Lower-Order Spirits and the Ancestral Dead

In the underworld dwelt the spirits of the dead, who could affect the living, along with a range of other devils, potentially troublesome. Gods were treated respectfully at all times, but lower-order spirits and the ancestral dead could be cajoled, mistreated and forced into acts through binding oaths or attacks on their effigies…. Spoken or written spells produced powerful effects.

Chris Gosden, Magic: a History, p. 83

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