Liber Chaotica

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The Liber Chaotica is a series of background books about the gods and servants of Chaos 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.

The Liber Chaotica: Complete edition collecting all previous books into a single volume and including as well as a fifth volume called Liber Undivided was released in 2006.


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

Liber Chaotica: Khorne

Liber Chaotica: Khorne

First volume of the series. The work emphasizes the violent nature of Khorne and the religious cult following the deity.

Contents:

Additional information:

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

Liber Chaotica: Slaanesh

Liber Chaotica: Slaanesh

Second volume 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.

Contents:

  • Chaos cults and Slaanesh worship.
  • The tale of the brothers von Gottlieb.
  • Daemonic possession.
  • An interview between Richter Kless and the heretic Marquis Alphonse Dolmancé.
  • Elves and Chaos
  • Chaos tribes and daemons of Slaanesh
  • Warhammer 40.000 related background: The fall of the Eldar civilisation and the birth of Slaanesh.

Additional information:

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

Liber Chaotica: Nurgle

Liber Chaotica: Nurgle

Third volume of the series. It describe Nurgle's aspects, his plagues, and his cult following.

Contents:

  • The nature of Nurgle.
  • Various accounts illustrating Nurgle worship in the Old World.
  • Overview of the Beastmen.
  • The Daemons of Nurgle.

Additional information:

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

Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch

Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch

Fourth volume 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.

Contents:

  • The servants of Tzeentch.
  • Magic and sorcery.
  • Kless' musings about Chaos and souls.
  • Daemons of Tzeentch
  • Warhammer 40.000 related Background: Kless' vision of Magnus the Red

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 four previous volumes. It features an extra fifth volume about Chaos Undivided. The work discusses the minor gods, the types of gods, and general information on the nature of Chaos.

Additional content:

Additional information:

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