I recently completed reading the Rise of Nagash series and a question has been stuck with me ever since.
(WARNING: the below does contain a bit of plot information, so if you don't want any spoilers don't keep reading)
In the first book, the connection between the Priests and the Gods gets severed and none of them can do any of their spells. By the end of the third book, the priests have learned to actually use magic by tapping into the typical magical reserves like everything else on the planet.
My question comes down to this: Once Nagash kills everyone and resurrects them, all of the priests come back to "life". That would mean that a majority of of the priests resurrected couldn't actually perform any magical assistance because they don't know magic.
I guess it's not much of a question but more of a plot hole that has been bothering me. Any thoughts or comments?
Priests are not supposed to actually be dead though are they? They simply learnt how to extend life while searching to make Settra immortal.
There is no specific mention of the priests dying in the book but it's presumed everyone dies from what I can remember.
The books were decent but they do have a lot of plot holes sadly.
Right bare with me because I don't quite know how to word this. I can't remember the exact quote but I do remember where it's from.
An old Skool PC game (later made into a PS1 game) called Dark Omen.
At one point a Jade wizard in the court of Altdorf explains very briefly that :
"The will of Nagash is eternal, so powerful his very will flows in the winds of Magic woven into life as well as death. Those wizards that have passed have rejoined his ranks with his dark arts, his knowledge given as a gift of service."
That's not the exact wording but it's there.
So to answer your question - he can sense they have a gift to channel the winds and he bestows the power to cast Necromancy....
But however there is holes in the plot just as you said but I believe they are there for us as hobbists to believe what we want to believe and make up the stories how we want them to be for inspiration.