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Liber Chaotica

The Liber Chaotica is a series of background books about the gods and servants of Chaos in Warhammer written by Richard Williams and Marijan Von Staufer. They were released one after another in 2003 and 2004.

The books are presented in the form of the fictional writings of Richter Kless, a character of the Warhammer world. The authors take the role of an editor who goes through Kless' works, which contains studies, illustrations and excerpts from other fictional sources. The Liber Chaotica also provides background related to the Warhammer 40.000 universe, written as cryptic records of recurring visions Kless suffered.

The series is composed of four separate volumes, each dedicated to one of the four Gods of Chaos: the Liber Chaotica: Khorne, the Liber Chaotica: Slaanesh, the Liber Chaotica: Nurgle and the Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch. In 2006, the Liber Chaotica: Complete edition was released. It contains all previous books as well as a fifth volume called Liber Undivided.

Note: This article focuses on the book contents related to the Warhammmer 40,000 universe. A detailed description of the contents regarding the Warhammer Fantasy setting can be found here.

Volumes

Liber Chaotica: Khorne

 
Liber Chaotica: Khorne

Volume One of the series. The work emphasizes the nature of Khorne and the religious cult following the deity. Kless describes the god's aspects of violence, fighting and war.

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Additional information:

  • Author: Richard Williams
  • Released: March 2003
  • ISBN 1-84154-272-5


Liber Chaotica: Slaanesh

 
Liber Chaotica: Slaanesh

Volume Two of the series. The work emphasizes Slaanesh's birth, descriptions on the god, and the religious cult following the deity. Kless describes the god's aspects of seduction, pleasure, and vanity.

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Additional information:

  • Author: Marijan Von Staufer
  • Released: May 2003
  • ISBN 1-84416-043-2


Liber Chaotica: Nurgle

 
Liber Chaotica: Nurgle

Volume Three of the series. Nurgle is the only god discussed without a description of his followers in Warhammer 40.000. However, it does describe Nurgle's aspects, his plagues, and his cult following.

Additional information:

  • Author: Marijan Von Staufer
  • Released: October 2003
  • ISBN 1-84416-065-3


Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch

 
Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch

Volume Four of the series. The work describes Tzeentch, the nature of the warp/magic, and the religious cult following the deity. Kless describes the god's aspects of confusion, knowledge and transformation.

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Additional information:

  • Author: Marijan Von Staufer
  • Released: February 2004
  • ISBN 1-84416-085-8


Liber Chaotica: Complete edition

 
Liber Chaotica: Complete edition

This books is a compilation of the previous four volumes. It features a fifth volume about Chaos Undivided. The work discusses the minor gods, the types of gods, and general information on the nature of Chaos.

Book Description

The dark shadows moving in the north are coalescing into a terrible shape. Legends have warned of this day, the prophets shriek and gibber and tear at themselves, overwhelmed by the blasphemy taking form. From fevered dreams, three words are endlessly repeated: Liber Chaotica Complete. For the first time in recorded history, all the secrets of the Realm are laid bare in a mammoth, 416-page softback book that collects all the previously published volumes plus a section on Chaos Undivided.[1]


Additional information:

  • Authors: Marijan Von Staufer & Richard Williams
  • Released: June 2006
  • ISBN 1-84416-394-6


Related

Sources

  • 1: Black Library (saved archived page, dated Feb 2008, last accessed 12 July 2018)