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From Liandri Archives
The Phayder Corporation creates Necris by substituting dead humans' blood with Nanoblack, a black fluid of nanobots. These humans then return as the undead, sometimes retaining the memories of their previous lives. The Necris process is insanely costly, at least for outsiders, and only the Liandri Mining Corporation is known to have been able to pay the Necris to bring back dead individuals. Once brought back, age seems no longer relevant to these persons.
In the original UT the Necris did not yet feature the tattoos they have in UC2 and UT2004, and in UT3 they are seemingly augmented with cybernetic prosthetics.
Necris have coated their melee weapons in Nanoblack, making them deadlier to living creatures. They can also use Nanoblack missiles to allow them to suck the energy out of targeted enemies like a vampire.
During UT3 the Necris attack with foot soldiers as well as unorthodox vehicles which feature tentacles and other alien propulsion methods. These vehicles include the Viper, Nemesis, Darkwalker, Fury, Scavenger, and Nightshade. These vehicles are powered by nanoblack, as opposed to Axon's vehicles which are powered by Tarydium.
The Liandri tried to reproduce the Necris process, but it is unknown if they succeeded. Some believe Liandri's failed experiments resulted in the Nightmare team, but no proof exists. The Liandri paid the Necris insane amounts of money to bring back the public's favorite Tournament contestants, such as Lauren and Brock. They also brought back Selket to bribe the Nakhti emperor Anubis.