Adorn a skull in jewels, study the art of necromancy, and Viuus Anaxas will reveal the secrets of Nevarran death mages. Destroy undead to gain Nevarran ceremonial skulls at Apostate's Landing, Small Grove, and Storm's Solitude in the Storm Coast. Readings can be found among the belonging of followers who share this discipline. Or, if unavailable, among the wares of the book merchant in Val Royeaux.
After completing the main quest From the Ashes and moving to Skyhold, a war table operation Specializations for the Inquisitor becomes available. Completing this operation unlocks the specialization quests. Three potential trainers will arrive at Skyhold for the Inquisitor to choose one specialization. Trainer Viuus Anaxas teaches the Necromancer specialization.
The Mortalitasi do not take on apprentices to teach their craft. At least, not until after they have passed on. A true necromancer creates a relic that will house the soul of another who is already dead.They must ensure it is respectful, and that it pulses with power enough to demonstrate their serious intention──that will draw a Mortalitasi to teach them the final arts, whispered from the mouth of a polished skull.
Gather the following materials:
- Writing on necromancy
- Nevarran Skull
Writing on necromancy can be obtained from the Skyhold library, in front of Dorian's chair or from the book merchant Willvan in Val Royeaux. Reading the writing unlocks Codex entry: Way of the Necromancer.
Nevarran Skulls are looted from the three skeleton heaps on the Storm Coast. With The Short List Inquisition perk, there is a chance that the Village of Crestwood merchant will have an infinite number of Nevarran Skulls for sale. Re-entering Crestwood map resets the merchant's inventory.
- first heap of skeletons is just south of the northern camp on the hill (not around the cave as shown on the map)
- the second heap is next to the astrarium south of the Hessarian Camp
- the third heap is further south next to the river on top of the hill between the road you're coming from and the river
Craft the "Ceremonial Mortalitasi Skull" at any requisition table and bring it to Viuus Anaxus to complete the quest and learn the Necromancer specialization.
- All three specialization quests can be active at the same time, however, only one specialization can be chosen.