When Morytania was known as Hallowland, the Necropolis was a thriving city that had a high economy and strong hierarchy. It was so successful that it even challenged Varrock. When Drakan arrived and conquered Hallowvale which he renamed Morytania, the Necropolis was one of the first locations he sent his Vyrewatch to attack. Being weaker at the time, the Vyrewatch were no match for the quick-thinking city. The citizens defended the city and the Vyrewatch gave up and fled back to Meiyerditch. From there, the incredibly angered Drakan took revenge and put a curse upon the city turning all the residents into zombies, much like what happened to Mort'ton. Some managed to escape and set up a camp outside the city.