Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 1

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Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 1
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Publication date:

November 28, 2018[1]

Media type:



96 pages




Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 1 (subtitled Dark Mirror) is a hardcover collection of Grimoire material in printed form, released during Fall 2018.


Bungie presents the Destiny Grimoire Anthology, a must-have collectible lore compendium designed and assembled for Destiny’s devoted and enlightened scholars and lore lovers, as well as fans of fantasy and science fiction storytelling.

Until now, the myths, mysteries, and machinations of the Destiny universe were found hidden throughout the worlds – enticing threads that hinted at a greater tapestry. The Destiny Grimoire Anthology weaves tales from multiple sources together for the first time, casting new light on Destiny’s most legendary heroes, infamous villains, and their greatest moments of triumph and tragedy.

Each unique volume intends to illuminate a facet of the world, and the complete anthology will confirm and challenge players' thoughts and assumptions on what it means to be a Guardian, offering new and differing perspectives on the cosmic war that rages between the Traveler and its ancient enemies.[2]

The book is divided into four chapters, reproducing 78 of the game's grimoire entries. The first, "A Book of Sorrow", transcribes the fifty-two verses of the Books of Sorrow. Chapter two, "The Burden of Light", tells the story of the encounters between Jaren Ward, Shin Malphur and Dredgen Yor by way of the Thorn and The Last Word entries (bar their fifth ghost fragments), Ghost Fragment: The Dark Age 2, and the four Rezyl Azzir entries. Chapter three, "Shadows Beyond", discusses the Shadows of Yor and comprises the ghost fragments for the Crucible arenas Blind Watch, Widow's Court, The Cauldron, Timekeeper and Cathedral of Dusk, as well as Shadows of Yor and the missing Thorn and The Last Word entries. The final chapter, "A Vacancy", includes the texts Oryx: Defeated, King's Fall, and a variation of Touch of Malice that combines the original flavour text with a new body that may be intended to foreshadow the events of Shadowkeep.