This page lists description quotes for the Necromancer character, which originate from various sources. Sources are in game from the Book of Lore item (in the original The Aether mod) or officially as word of god from the developers.
“Owen was known through Thera as the most brutal, calculated and violent mercenary to put blade to flesh, but within the Aether is hailed as a heroic ambassador for humanity. A change of image that surprises many of few humans in the Aether, Owen’s reputation for emotionless slaughter seems entirely absent in the Aether’s communities, some attribute this to the involvement of one of Thera’s most mysterious entities, The Necromancer.
“The elusive Necromancer is said to be active in the northern forests of Grinstol, Thera’s undead infested country. Leading many to believe that the Necromancer is in fact responsible for Grinstol’s undead problem.
“But his involvement with Grinstol is not of much interest to those in the Aether, what is strange though is his involvement with every single human who has reached the heights of the Aether. Strictly speaking it should be impossible for those on Thera’s surface to traverse the void to the Aether, but it appears that The Necromancer possesses some advanced technology to create “rifts” that can transfer organic material into energy, then reform at a set location.
“These Rifts have appeared multiple times through both Veradex’s isles and the Frostpine hills. Every time bringing more human “colonists” through, each been given a strange or obscure set of tasks from The Necromancer, usually one that somehow assists The Necromancer himself, and one that is some form of “redemption” for the humans he sends. No doubt Owen’s change of attitude is part of one of these tasks.
“Although many have theorised that The Necromancer’s tasks are involved in Owen’s actions, he refuses to comment on it, only saying that he has been sent to save The Aether from ruin. Which confuses most as there has not been a world threatening event in decades, and one lowly human is unlikely to do much against a world destroying event.”