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[[File:TAgrimoire2.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Grimoire.]]
The '''Gran Grimoire''' is a powerful source of magic in the world of [[Ivalice]]. It has strange powers, which cannot be easily explained, but he who wields the Gran Grimoire wields some of the greatest magic in Ivalice. In reality, there are many books going by the name of Gran Grimoire, each one holding an incredible amount of power.
 
 
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The '''Gran Grimoire''' {{j|グラン・グリモア|Guran Gurimoa}} is a powerful source of [[Magic (term)|magic]] in [[Ivalice]], although its powers cannot be easily explained. In reality, there are many books going by the name of Gran Grimoire, each one holding an incredible amount of power.
   
 
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[[File:TAgrimoire.jpg|180px|right|thumb|Gran Grimoire.]]
The Gran Grimoire is the magic book which transforms the town of [[St. Ivalice]] into the world of Ivalice. The world it creates is centered around [[Mewt Randell]]: he becomes Prince, his father Cid becomes Judgemaster, and the book creates an entity known as the [[Queen Remedi|Li-Grim]] to replace his dead mother Remedi. The Gran Grimoire's spell is reversed when [[Marche Radiuju]] defeats all five of the [[Totema]] and the Li-Grim, thus causing the world to revert to normal.
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The Gran Grimoire is the magic book that transforms the town of [[St. Ivalice]] into the world of [[Ivalice (Tactics Advance)|Ivalice]]. The world it creates is centered around [[Mewt Randell]]'s desires: he becomes Prince, his father [[Cid Randell|Cid]] becomes [[Judgemaster (Tactics Advance)|Judgemaster]], and the book creates an entity known as the [[Remedi|Li-Grim]] to replace his dead mother Remedi. The Gran Grimoire's spell is reversed when [[Marche Radiuju]] defeats all five of the [[totema]] and the Li-Grim, reverting the world to normal.
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The Gran Grimoire is mentioned during the quest The Ultimate Book of Magick, where [[Luso Clemens]] goes to ask [[Lezaford]] about the legendary book. According to Lezaford's notes, anyone who holds the Gran Grimoire has the power to shape the fabric of the world. Not much else is known about it, and its existence has passed into legend. The [[Grimoire of the Rift]] may also be the Gran Grimoire, as Mewt's possession of it explains how such a book would be in a school [[library]].
   
 
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The Gran Grimoire is known as the ultimate codex of sorcery and the Prime Mover, the machinery of life itself. While it was common belief that the Gran Grimoire is a book, the higher echelons of the Iocus priesthood and the Valendia Knights of Peace knew that [[Locations of Vagrant Story#Leá Monde|Leá Monde]] the dead city was itself the Gran Grimoire. Ancient [[Kiltia|Kildean]] incantations dating to the age of [[Characters of Vagrant Story#Müllenkamp|Müllenkamp]] have been carved deep into the stone walls and floors of the city, which was the wellspring of darkness. [[Characters of Vagrant Story#Jan Rosencrantz|Rosencrantz]] and [[Romeo Guildenstern]] yearn for the Gran Grimoire and its powers, which can only be unlocked by the key bearer, the individual that holds the Blood-Sin tattoo, [[Sydney Losstarot]].
 
   
 
The Gran Grimoire is known as the ultimate codex of sorcery and the Prime Mover, the machinery of life itself. While it was common belief that the Gran Grimoire is a book, the higher echelons of the Iocus priesthood and the [[Valendia Knights of the Peace]] knew that [[Leá Monde]], the dead city, was itself the Gran Grimoire. Ancient [[Kiltia|Kildean]] incantations dating to the age of [[Müllenkamp]] have been carved into the city's stone walls and floors, making it the wellspring of [[The Dark (term)|the Dark]]. [[Jan Rosencrantz|Rosencrantz]] and [[Romeo Guildenstern]] yearn for the Gran Grimoire and its powers, which can only be unlocked by the key bearer, the individual that holds the [[Blood-Sin]] tattoo, [[Sydney Losstarot]].
Vagrant Story is actually the first story on [[Ivalice]] that makes mention of the Gran Grimoire, appearing prior to any mention in subsequent ''Final Fantasy'' games. Vagrant Story takes place on Ivalice's northern continent of Valendia, the same continent that the city of [[Archades]] resides in [[Final Fantasy XII]].
 
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==Etymology==
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*The floor pattern in the [[Sky Pirate's Den]] of ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]'' resembles the cover of the ''Final Fantasy Tactics Advance'' Gran Grimoire.
   
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Latest revision as of 19:30, 9 January 2020

Grimoire.

It is not certain how many copies of the book still exist, but it is said that whoever should hold one holds the power to change the world.

Instruction manual

The Gran Grimoire (グラン・グリモア, Guran Gurimoa?) is a powerful source of magic in Ivalice, although its powers cannot be easily explained. In reality, there are many books going by the name of Gran Grimoire, each one holding an incredible amount of power.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Gran Grimoire.

The Gran Grimoire is the magic book that transforms the town of St. Ivalice into the world of Ivalice. The world it creates is centered around Mewt Randell's desires: he becomes Prince, his father Cid becomes Judgemaster, and the book creates an entity known as the Li-Grim to replace his dead mother Remedi. The Gran Grimoire's spell is reversed when Marche Radiuju defeats all five of the totema and the Li-Grim, reverting the world to normal.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

The Gran Grimoire is mentioned during the quest The Ultimate Book of Magick, where Luso Clemens goes to ask Lezaford about the legendary book. According to Lezaford's notes, anyone who holds the Gran Grimoire has the power to shape the fabric of the world. Not much else is known about it, and its existence has passed into legend. The Grimoire of the Rift may also be the Gran Grimoire, as Mewt's possession of it explains how such a book would be in a school library.

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

The Gran Grimoire is known as the ultimate codex of sorcery and the Prime Mover, the machinery of life itself. While it was common belief that the Gran Grimoire is a book, the higher echelons of the Iocus priesthood and the Valendia Knights of the Peace knew that Leá Monde, the dead city, was itself the Gran Grimoire. Ancient Kildean incantations dating to the age of Müllenkamp have been carved into the city's stone walls and floors, making it the wellspring of the Dark. Rosencrantz and Romeo Guildenstern yearn for the Gran Grimoire and its powers, which can only be unlocked by the key bearer, the individual that holds the Blood-Sin tattoo, Sydney Losstarot.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Grand Grimoire is a black magic grimoire that claims to date to 1522.

Gran is a Spanish adjective term for "grand" or "great".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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