A grimoire 「
Grimoires are magical items that greatly enhance the user's ability to use magic. They are usually granted to users during a Grimoire Acceptance Ceremony. They also serve as a written record for all of a user's spells. As the owner of a grimoire grows as a person, new magic spells are inscribed into the book to fill the blank pages.
Because grimoires are connected to their owners, mages cannot use another's grimoire, and grimoires dissolve as their owners die. Five-leaf clover grimoires are the known exceptions. Known as Grimoires of Despair 「
- The grimoire term and concept come from real-world instructional textbooks on magic.
- Most of the grimoires received by the people of the Clover Kingdom have a three-leaf clover on the covers. The leaves of the clover each symbolize certain virtues: Faith, Hope, and Love. The rare fourth leaf represents Fortune. The fifth leaf is said to represent the devil.
- Faith, hope, love are the three theological virtues of Christianity.
- The three-leaf clover symbolism is similar to the legend of St. Patrick using a shamrock to illustrate the Christian Holy Trinity.
- According to superstition, four-leaf clovers are considered good luck.This superstition is believed by both the humans of the Clover Kingdom and the Elf Tribe.