OCCULTISM - Achaea Online Help
Once studied in ancient times by predecessors to the modern Occultists, the skill of Occultism is gained through the study of the Mysteries of the nature of the universe itself. This knowledge, which encompasses manipulating auras, bending of time and reality, and mastering the powers of karma through the study of the Living Book of Eschaton, were all lost ages ago during what the Occultists termed the "Burning Times" when the Church successfully launched a crusade against the then-scattered individuals practicing Occultism. The survivors banded together, but it was too late to save the knowledge of Occultism. The early practitioners turned to the dark art of Necromancy and entered into a long period of gaining their powers through death magic. That is until the modern age, when Occultism was re-discovered and perfected. Led by Shakti, Silverstorm and Saruman, the Occultists gathered and began a ritual which created an anchor to a ritual began in the distant past, thus bridging the two times and completing a Great Occult Working that allowed the return of Occultism. Since then, Occultists have turned their backs on Necromancy and again study the older science of Occultism.