All who live must die, though many attempt to cheat the reapers of their due. Magic can extend life to unnatural lengths, resurrect the departed, bind souls to lifeless forms, or animate the dead. Violating death's law is not without risk, however. Wayward souls live in constant fear of the reapers' mortal servants, the shades, whose sole purpose is to shepherd the undying to their rightful rest.
You are able to speak to spirits of nature and the dead.
Something sinister has drawn wraiths here or stirred them into restlessness. Quieting the unruly spirits will either require kind words from a skilled medium or a full exorcism.
The dead have been lain here without proper burial rites, leaving the souls of the departed to wander and fester. It will take someone who can influence the dead or sanctify the earth to lay them back in their graves.