Grimoires are the curse of many a magician. Within the leather covers and animal skin pages of these books are inscribed the secrets to all their powers. A magician that learns a spell does not need to reference his grimoires again unless he wishes to improve his understanding of that spell. A written spell generally consists of two parts: the casting and the supporting information. A basic knowledge of any spell can be gained by learning how to cast it. In order to learn the intricacies of a spell, one must gain a deeper understanding of the complexities underlying it.


Compendiums are usually a collection of spells compiled for personal use. It is far preferable to carry a single spellbook with the spells one finds useful, than to carry a stack of books which may contain one of more each.

  • Grimoire of Dōlonō, 7th century DR
  • Grimoire of Perícūlēnna, 7th century DR
  • Grimoire of Sadast, 7th century DR
  • Grimoire of Shroudson, 7th century DR
  • Grimoire of Ðarád’Zor, 7th century DR
  • Skorū Bocor, 6th century DR


Unlike the spell compendiums listed above, thaumaturgic tomes are useful for delving into the mechanics of a particular magic form. These books are indispensable to the magician or scholar wishing to create his own spell, or gain a deeper understanding of an aspect of magic.