The Gran Grimoire (グラン・グリモア, Guran Gurimoa) is a powerful source of magic in the world of Ivalice. It has strange powers, which cannot be easily explained, but he who wields the Gran Grimoire wields some of the greatest magic in Ivalice. In reality, there are many books going by the name of Gran Grimoire, each one holding an incredible amount of power.
The Gran Grimoire is the magic book which transforms the town of St. Ivalice into the world of Ivalice. The world it creates is centered around Mewt Randell: he becomes Prince, his father Cid becomes Judgemaster, and the book creates an entity known as the Li-Grim to replace his dead mother Remedi. The Gran Grimoire's spell is reversed when Marche Radiuju defeats all five of the Totema and the Li-Grim, thus causing the world to revert to normal.
The Gran Grimoire is known as the ultimate codex of sorcery and the Prime Mover, the machinery of life itself. While it was common belief that the Gran Grimoire is a book, the higher echelons of the Iocus priesthood and the Valendia Knights of the Peace knew that Leá Monde the dead city was itself the Gran Grimoire. Ancient Kildean incantations dating to the age of Müllenkamp have been carved deep into the stone walls and floors of the city, which was the wellspring of the Dark. Rosencrantz and Romeo Guildenstern yearn for the Gran Grimoire and its powers, which can only be unlocked by the key bearer, the individual that holds the Blood-Sin tattoo, Sydney Losstarot.
Vagrant Story is actually the first story on Ivalice that makes mention of the Gran Grimoire, appearing prior to any mention in subsequent Final Fantasy games.
The Gran Grimoire is mentioned during the quest The Ultimate Book of Magick, where Luso Clemens goes to ask Lezaford about the legendary book. According to Lezaford's notes, anyone who holds the Gran Grimoire has the power to shape the fabric of the world. Not much else is known about it, and its existence has passed into legend.
|Eldena - Lini - Cheney - Pallanza - Quin - Littlevili|
|Mewt Randell - Nono - Doned Radiuju - Llednar Twem - Queen Remedi - Colin - Lyle - Guinness - Professor Auggie - Reaker - Gaol|
|Famfrit - Ultima - Adrammelech - Exodus - Mateus - Dephs|
|St. Ivalice - Ivalice
Bervenia Palace - Cyril - Sprohm - Muscadet - Cadoan - Baguba Port - Nubswood - Giza Plains - Kudik Peaks - Uladon Bog - Jeraw Sands - Lutia Pass - Koringwood - Ulei River - Aisenfield - Roda Volcano - Eluut Sands - Nargai Cave - Salikawood - Delia Dunes - Gotor Sands - Ozmonfield - Deti Plains - Siena Gorge - Materiwood - Tubola Cave - Jagd Dorsa - Jagd Helje - Jagd Ahli - Ambervale
|Bangaa - Hume - Moogle - Nu Mou - Viera|
|Advanced Laws - Clan - Clan Nutsy - Combo - Crystal - Fortune - Gran Grimoire - Jagd - Judge - Judge Points - Justice - Knockback - Law System - Missions - Red Card - Redwings - Yellow Card|
|Original Soundtrack - Shiroi Hana - White
|Abilities (Support - Reaction) - Accessories - Armor - Enemies - Jobs - Items - Mission Items - Radio Drama - Random Names - Translations - Wallpapers - Weapons|
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
|Luso Clemens - Cid - Adelle - Hurdy - Vaan - Penelo - Al-Cid Margrace - Montblanc - Frimelda Lotice|
|Dayvis - Ewen - Enchan - Ezel Berbier - Fras - Illua - Kyrra - Komodo Trader - Lezaford - Mack Ocktor - Popocho - Roye - Swordking - Syrenead Sie Hyskarias - Tigrina - Ghi Yelgi - Witch of the Fens|
|Bangaa - Gria - Hume - Moogle - Nu Mou - Rev - Seeq - Viera|
|Clan Gully - Khamja - Duelhorn - Cinquleur - House Bowen - Prima Donna - Bonga Bugle - Bangaa Brotherhood - Nu Mou Nobles - Arbiters of Death - Camoa Braves - Chita's Weaponers - Eastwatch - Goug Watch - Graszton Seaways - Hopcroft - Scarface Clan - Veluga Pirates - Yellow Wings - Zedlei Consortium|
|Auction - Bazaar - Brightmoon Tor - Final Quest - The Gifted - Grimoire of the Rift - Judge - Knockback - Law System - Loot - MVP - Opportunity Command - Scion|
|Abilities - Accessories - Armor - Characters - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Jobs - Locations - Side Stories - Soundtrack - Wallpaper - Weapons|
|Sydney Losstarot - John Hardin|
|Valendia Knights of the Peace (VKP)|
|Callo Merlose - Jan Rosencrantz - Steward LeSait - Inquisitor Heldricht|
|Order of the Crimson Blades|
|Romeo Guildenstern - Father Duane - Father Grissom - Lady Samantha - Lady Neesa - Sir Tieger - Cardinal Batistum|
|Duke Aldous Byron Bardorba - Joshua Corrinne Bardorba - Tia and Marco|
|Valendia - The Graylands|
|Wine Cellar - Catacombs - Sanctum - Town Center - City Walls - Abandoned Mines - Undercity - Snowfly Forest - The Keep - Limestone Quarry - Temple of Kiltia - Grand Cathedral - Iron Maiden - Escapeway|
|Break Arts - Gran Grimoire - Kiltia - Blood-Sin - The Dark - Risk - Riskbreaker - Parliament - Heart-Seer|
|Accessories - Armor - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Magic - Walkthroughs - Weapons|