The Sorcerery of Old is a magic book.


It was a new volume of a magical book that Manny had obtained almost twenty years after he attempted to take over Daventry during the Knight Tournament. In another twenty years it would become old volume that Alexander (KQGS) turned it on his master, using it to escape the slavery.

There must be several copies of this book in print, and its relatively common edition even. Even as early as the Knight Tournament Graham seems to be aware of spells from this book (albeit alchemical versions of the same spells) suggesting he has read from it or read about it during his studies.


  • Fireball - First you get fired up, and then you snap.
  • teleportation at random[1] (may also be made into a potion form)
  • Transform into a cat - Cat cookie (KQGS) (may also be made in potion form)[2]
  • Understand the language of creatures - It can double as a source of protein in a pinch. Can be made into a drink form (perhaps like a protein shake).[3]
  • Sprout the wings of an eagle or a fly[4] (letting your eagle soar, may also be made into a potion form, transfiguration elixir?)
  • turn invisible or hide
  • Deep Sleep spell (a potion variant utilizing sleeping leaf)
  • Brew a storm/summon a storm that follows you (may also be in a potion form, Note: See KQ5 spells as well)[5][6]


  • One dried reptile skin
  • 2 drops of toad spittle
  • One empty jar
  • a muddy spoon - Alexander's best friend, Sticky... it's a spoon of mud that he drew a face on.
  • Smooth rounded stone of an unusual color - also makes a great ingredient for "smooth rounded stone of an unusual color soup"[7]
  • Sleeping Leaf
  • Powdered fish bone[8]

Spell phrasesEdit

  • Soar, eagle

See also Edit

Behind the scenesEdit

All of the original spells except "Causing a Deep Sleep" are referenced by various chapters (note that a variant of the Deep Sleep spell actually does get 'used' in Chapter 1 or alternatively by using a sleeping leaf). Though 'deep sleep' maybe also referenced by one of the Moral Quarrel cards, although it also doubles more as a reference to spells in Sleepy Beauty or Snow White that require 'true loves kiss' to awaken from the sleep.

Also Graham does utilize a sleep leaf (spell item) of his own in Chapter 1 or a potion made from the leaf.


  1. KQC2, KQC4
  2. KQC2, KQC4
  3. Graham (KQC1)
  4. KQC1
  5. KQC2, may double as a KQ5 Iconomancy spell reference
  6. KQC4, may double as a KQ6 reference
  7. KQC2
  8. Alexander brings it up during a discussion about pies

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