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Whilst journeying through the Sword Coast and completing your quest, you will find many many books. Combined these tomes contain vast amounts of background lore for the Forgotten Realms.

The contents of these books varies in significance;

  • Insignificant Trivia - These are books that contian information on other events in Faerun's history. You do not need to read them, but if you're into D&D you'll find them quite interesting.
  • Significant Trivia - These books contain information that is releavant to the storyline, and may help you solve clues and puzzles in the game.
  • Quest Books - These books contian a variety of things but they all can be used to complete quests or subquests.
  • Enchanted Books - Referred to more as Tomes, these books increase certain character abilities of the reader.

General BooksEdit

These books appear in all games of the Bhaalspawn series.

Image Cover Title Extended Title Significance
Tome icon Manual of Bodily Health Enchanted Book
Tome icon Manual of Gainful Exercise Enchanted Book
Tome icon Manual of Quickness of Action Enchanted Book
Tome icon Tome of Clear Thought Enchanted Book
Tome icon Tome of Leadership and Influence Enchanted Book
Tome icon Tome of Understanding Enchanted Book
Book icon History of Calimshan Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Cormyr Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Dambrath Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Durpar and Var the Golden Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Estagund Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Gondegal the Lost King Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Halruaa Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Luiren History of Luiren, Land of the Halflings Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Sembia Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - The Fall of Azmaer, Last Drow Marshall of the Twisted Tower Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Ashaba Becomes First Lord of Shadowdale Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Joadath and the Tyrist Massacre Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Aumry Rules in Peace Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Jyordhan the False Lord Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Khelben Kills Jyordhan Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Lords Accepted by Acclamation Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - The Time of No Lords Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Doust Sulwood Becomes Lord of Shadowdale Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Elminster Moves to Shadowdale Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Doust Chooses Mourngrym Amcathra to Succeed Him Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Shaerl and Mourngrym Meet and Marry Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Shadowdale History of Shadowdale - Mourngrym's Rule Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Tethyr Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Bell in the Depths Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Chosen of Mystra Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Dales and the Elven Court Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Dead Three History of the Dead Three: 'KNUCKLEBONES, SKULL BOWLING, AND THE EMPTY THRONE' Significant Trivia
Book icon History of the Dragon Coast Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Drow History of the Drow, The Descent Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Drow History of the Drow, The Dark Wars Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Fateful Coin Quest Book
Book icon History of the Last March of the Giants Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Moonsea Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - The First Flowering Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - The Crown Wars Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - Recent History of the North Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - The Elven Exodus Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - The Spread of Humankind Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - The Might of Men Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - 1368, Year of the Banner Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - 1369, Year of the Gauntlet Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - Return of the Beast (1367 - ?) Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the North History of the North - 137O, Year of the Tankard Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Red Ravens Insignificant Trivia
Book icon

History of the Sisters of Light and Darkness

Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Unicorn Run Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Valley of the Gods Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Vast Insignificant Trivia
Book icon

History of the Western Heartlands

Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Zhentarim Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of the Ulgarth Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Amn Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep History of Waterdeep - Age 0, Tuabemoots and Pioneers Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep History of Waterdeep - Age I, The Rise of the Warlords Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep History of Waterdeep - Age III, The Bloody Reign of the Guildmasters Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep History of Waterdeep - Age II, The Lords' Rule Begins Insignificant Trivia
Book icon History of Waterdeep History of Waterdeep - Age lV, The Return of the Lords Insignificant Trivia

Baldur's Gate and Enhanced EditionEdit

These books only appear in Baldur's Gate and the Enhanced Edition

Image Cover Title Extended Title Significance
Book icon History of the Nether Scrolls Insignificant Trivia
Book icon Yago's book of curses Quest Book
Book icon Dusty Book

Moved ne'er by rage and ne'er by anger,


Cold is the trait'rous doppelganger.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book

Too young to fight, except to fall,


Here died my son, young Fuernebol.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book

Islanne, my wife, I love you still.


'Twas just your form they made me kill.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book

Oh Kiel, Clan-prince of this dark tower,


You made your death your finest hour.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book

Soft walks the trait'rous doppelganger,


Into my dear son's practice chamber.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book

Foul mimic of the mortal man,


'Twas in my shape they killed Islanne.

Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Taste My Fear Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Know My Madness Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Face My Demons Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Seek No Heirs Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Seek No Exit Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Know No Refuge Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Feel No Warmth Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Dance With The Dead Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Know My Loss Significant Trivia
Book icon Dusty Book Here fell Kiel the Legion-Killer Significant Trivia
Book icon Balduran's Log Book Quest Book
Book icon The Recipes and Ruminations of One Dradeel of Tethir Insignificant Trivia
Book icon Dradeel's Spell Book Quest Book
Book icon Delorna's Spellbook Quest Book
Tome icon The diary of Sarevok Significant Trivia

Baldur's Gate II and Enhanced EditionEdit

Image Cover Title Extended Title Significance
Book of Infinite Spells item icon BG2 Book of Infinite Spells Can be used as an item.
Book 3 item icon BG2 The Book of Kaza Quest
Book 5 item icon BG2 Golem Building Book Significant trivia
Tome of Amaunator Quest
Book 6 item icon BG2 Merella's Journal Quest
Book 4 item icon BG2 Orcish Cookbook Significant trivia
Book 1 item icon BG2 The Vapiricus Omnibus: Unabridged Quest
Book 1 item icon BG2 Dea Vampir Becomos Quest
Book 1 item icon BG2 Conjur Ota Servanta Quest
Book 1 item icon BG2 Lellyn's Journal Significant trivia
Book 1 item icon BG2 Book of King Strohm III Insignificant trivia
Elminster's Ecologies Elminster's Ecologies: Appendix Illa Significant trivia
Holy Book Quest
Book 3 item icon BG2 History of the Imprisoned One Significant trivia
Book 5 item icon BG2 Madman's Journal
Carston's Journal
Jon Irenicus' Journal I item icon BG2 First journal of Jon Irenicus
Jon Irenicus' Journal II item icon BG2 Second journal of Jon Irenicus
Third journal of Jon Irenicus
Lazarus' Spellbook
Umar Witch Project Journal
Book 6 item icon BG2 Yaga Shura's Journal

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