Solution: Necromancy

Written by Kevin Wald

Necromancy is divination by means of the dead. The initial letters of the names of the dead people in each list spell out the words HENRY, PART, ACT, SCENE, LINE, and TY. The numbers of left over (live) people in the lists are 4, 1, 3, 1, 5, and 3. _Henry IV, Part I_, Act 3, Scene 1, line 53 (5-ty 3) is "I can call spirits from the vasty deep." When this line is entered into the row of dashes and numbers below the lists, the numbers 1-6 correpond to the letters N, O, M, A, D, and S, so the answer is nomads.