Book of Chaos Total War Warhammer

Some grimoires are not for the weak of will.

A Grimoire or Spellbook[3a] is a tome of arcane knowledge, used by wizards to study the magical arts. Usually massive tomes bound in strange leather (sometimes Human skin or dragon hide), they are heavy, cumbersome, and inappropriate for long travels.[2a] Most grimoires are secured with at least a lock, and sometimes also various magical wards and alarms.[3b]

Grimoires are not magic items as such, but they fall into the category of magical treasure. They are books of spells, and spellcasters can attempt to learn new spells from them.[1a]

Many wizards own a personal grimoire, in which they transcribe every spell they known. They get their start as an apprentice, copying spells from their master, and as they themselves increase in rank, they may seek out new spells, trading them with their fellow wizards for other favours.[3a]


  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 1st ED -- Core Rulebook
    • 1a: pg. 185
  • 2: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Old World Armoury
    • 2a: pg. 74
  • 3: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 4th ED -- Core Rulebook
    • 3a: pg. 236
    • 3b: pg. 304

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