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Bone (BO) is a reagent which features in the Pagan magical tradition of Necromancy.

Uses and History[edit]


In necromantic magic, bone serves to represent the force of will and is used in the crafting of spells which involve communion with the dead. It is one of the more easily obtained reagents used in Necromancy, as the followers of Lithos are accustomed to frequent the Catacombs which house Pagan's departed.

Sosaria and Britannia[edit]

Bone seems to figure occasionally in Britannian ritual magic, and many ceremonial rites require the use of bones deriving from a particular animal, such as a dragon or harpy.[1][2] Outside of a few isolated cases, however, bones figure little in general Britannian spellcraft.

Serpent Isle[edit]

Bones are not used in any known magical traditions on Serpent Isle, but they appear to have held some ritual significance to the goblin tribes of region, who frequently manufactured ornaments, jewelry and fetishes from the bones of slain enemies.

Ultima Online[edit]

In the Stygian Abyss expansion for Ultima Online, the Gargish magical school of Mysticism makes use of bone as a reagent.


The source of blood is also, strangely enough, the source of the will, and remembers the life it once embraced.


  1. Mondain et al. The Black Compendium (Ultima VII - in-game).
  2. Nicodemus. Ritual Magic (Ultima VII - in-game).

Britannian Reagents
Britannian Black PearlBlood MossGarlicGinsengMandrake RootNightshadeSpider SilkSulfurous Ash
Serpent Isle Reagents
Serpent Isle (SI) Blood SpawnSerpent ScalesWorm Heart
Pagan Reagents
Necromancy (VIII) BlackmoorBloodBoneDirtExecutioner's HoodWood
Sorcery (VIII) BrimstoneDaemon BonesObsidianPig IronPumiceVolcanic Ash
Thaumaturgy (VIII) Bat WingDragon BloodEye of NewtSerpent Scales
Other Reagents
Alchemy (UO) Luminescent FungiCaptured EssenceParasitic PlantsEgg
Mysticism (UO) BoneDragon BloodDaemon BonesFertile Dirt
Necromancy (UO) Bat WingDaemon BloodGrave DustNox CrystalPig Iron
Shamanism (SE) ChocolatlPindeYopo
Spellweaving (UO) Arcane Focus