List of Imperial Tomes
This is a list of all known Imperial tomes of knowledge, ranging from practical advice on travelling the galaxy to ancient knowledge of the first Space Marine Legions, with a brief description of each.
- Apocrypha of Davio - a list of the Second Founding Space Marine chapters made in M33.
- Apocrypha of Skaros - the earliest known copy of the Codex Astartes. States that there were 23 Primogenitor Chapters (chapters founded from the Ultramarines Legion during the Second Founding)
- Apocrypha of the Nightbringer
- Book of Five Spheres - the art of war of the Imperial Fists
- Book of Mephiston - the life and origins of Mephiston of the Blood Angels.
- Book of Judgement - the legal code of the Imperium, enforced by the Adeptus Arbites.
- Catechisms Martial - book written for Soul Drinkers
- Codex Astartes - the doctrine of Space Marine Chapter organisation, produced by Roboute Guilliman.
- Codex Hereticus - collective name for the Inquisition records on every aspect and all forms of heretical cultism.
- Codex Imperium - Imperial vehicles with details for the Imperial Guardsman.
- Codicium Arkathalor - details of the campaigns in the Pandora Sector in M30.
- De Natura Belli - written by Leman Russ on warfare[5-p45]
- De Xenos Maleficorum - an Inquisitorial tome used by the Ordo Xenos that speaks of Space Hulks.[19-p62]
- Dictatus Callidus - the book of the Callidus Assassin.
- Dictatus Culexus - the book of the Culexus Assassin.
- Dictatus Eversor - the book of the Eversor Assassin.
- Dictatus Vindicare - the book of the Vindicare Assassin.
- Grimoire Hereticus - a list of, and information on, the Space Marine legions which turned on the Imperium during the Horus Heresy made in M35.
- Heroes of Legend - A study of the Dreadnoughts of the Adeptus Astartes Blood Angels - information given on Blood Angels Dreadnoughts including Moriar the Chosen.
- Leaders of the Adeptus Astartes: A Most Secret Report - information on the leaders of the Space Marines, including Azrael.
- Liber Astartes - information on the Ultramarines and their empire of Ultramar, written in M37.
- Liber Daemonicum - The equivalent of the Codex Astartes for the Grey Knights chapter.
- Liber Honorus Imperial Fists - list of honoured Space Marines of the Imperial Fists Chapter, continuous use.
- Liber Proditor Armorum - a work authored by Imperial Fists Techmarine Suprema Lysol Blane on the use of armored vehicles by Chaos Space Marines.
- Liber Subditus - this tome of Clade Callidus contains no-mind focussing mantras and had been used by their assassin operatives as far back as the Great Crusade era.[20-p235]
- Liturgis Honorum - liturgies of honourable members of the Dark Angels.
- Lords of Baal - description of much of the upper echilons of the Blood Angels.
- Mythos Angelica Mortis - a list of the Space Marines produced in M36 and including the status of each of the original legions as well as listing a few of the Chapters of the Second Founding, compiled with information found in the Apocryphia of Davio of M33 and the Grimoire Hereticus of M35.
- Our Friend Promethium (Imperial Educational Press, 238th edition, 897.M41) - Educational book by Pyrus the fame, describing various properties of Promethium.
- Psykana Occultis - a tome that contains lore on psychic research and the powers of psykers. The novitiate Sister of Silence Leillani Mollitas had read early volumes of this text alongside the Voiceless Judgements of Malaena Verdthand in the libraria on the Somnus Citadel at Luna. This knowledge allowed her to prepare herself for her duty as a witch hunter.
- Reflections on the Hive State - a work on the nature and culture of living in a hive, by Gideon Ravenor.
- Requiem Angelis - a work (presumably a requiem to be sung before battle), sacred to the Unforgiven Chapters.
- Space Lanes of The Imperium and the Perils of the Galaxy - a bulky guide to many of the major phenomenas of to be found in the galaxy, including Van Grothe's Rapidity, featuring in The Fall of Medusa V campaign.
- Tactica Imperium - Imperial Guard combat and tactics handbook, continuous use.
- Terra Redux: A History of the early Inquisition - the beginnings of the Imperial Inquisition, post-heresy. By Gideon Ravenor.
- The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer - a small book of instructions, issued to Imperial Guard troopers.
- The Life and Times of Lion El'Jonson - the life of Lion El'Jonson until his disappearance.
- The Mirror of Smoke - a short and very personal work about being a disabled psyker, by Gideon Ravenor.
- The Road to Salvation: A Guide to Following in the Steps of the Prophets and Saints of the Imperium - a source for the Macharian Crusade.
- The Spheres of Longing - a famous work about both the nature of Chaos and the warp, and also the essence of being a psyker, by Gideon Ravenor.
- To serve the Emperor: A Commissar's Life, written by Commissar Ciaphas Cain about his glorious career.
- Towards an Imperial Utopia - ideas of cultural philosophy, how the Imperium could develop and improve itself. By Gideon Ravenor.
- 1:Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 2:The Fall of Medusa V (booklet), [Needs Citation]
- 3:Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex), [Needs Citation]
- 4:Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 1st Codex), [Needs Citation]
- 5:Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, [Needs Citation]
- 6:Codex: Assassins (3rd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 7:Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 8:Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 9:Grey Knights (Novel) by Ben Counter, [Needs Citation]
- 10:For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell: Chapter One, page 8
- 11:Ravenor Series by Dan Abnett, and statements from himself[Needs Citation]
- 12:The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer, [Needs Citation]
- 13:Codex Imperialis, [Needs Citation]
- 14:Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned, p. 172
- 15:Warhammer 40,000: Compilation, p. 104
- 16:Codex: Ultramarines (2nd Edition), p. 13
- 17: The Voice (Short Story) by James Swallow – Tales of Heresy (Anthology), pg. 180
- 18:Sons of Dorn (Novel) by Chris Roberson: Prologue, pp. 7-8
- 19:Battlefleet Gothic Resources: Xenos Fleets
- 20:Nemesis (Novel), [Needs Citation], p. 235
- 21:Caves of Ice (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell