|Owned by:|| Walter Kessler|
Felix Dietrich (temporarily)
|Purpose:|| Record of Wesen|
Record of Grimm history
|Location:|| Trailer (formerly)|
Exotic Spice & Tea Shop basement
The Grimm Diaries are records of personal encounters with Wesen. These traditionally feature a sketch of the Wesen and a brief-to-vivid description of the Wesen or the encounter. Some diaries include in-depth information about combating specific Wesen, such as an effective recipe and means for poisoning a Siegbarste. Grimm tradition is to record these things, and the records are passed on through generations and exchanged solely within the Grimm network. Some Grimms have recorded their encounters chronologically, volume-to-volume, whereas others devote each individual volume to only a single Wesen.
Nick Burkhardt first came across a library of these books in his aunt's trailer after she was hospitalized just before her death. Most Grimms appear to have written in their mother tongue, although later generations often added translations. Sometimes, therefore, an entry may be entirely in German, for example, causing Nick to need Monroe's translation.
The oldest surviving Grimm diary was kept by one of the Seven Knights who worked for the Seven Royal Households in the 12th Century. Only one page survives of it; the rest was destroyed in the Wesen Wars of 1285. ("Bad Teeth")
Some copies of even older records survive, however, as Nick and Monroe discovered a folio containing a contemporary account of Pompeii's destruction in the 1st century. ("Volcanalis") Nick and Wu also discovered an account of an Excandesco from the time of Emperor Nero, in 1st century Rome. ("Trial by Fire")
Monroe has his own personal collection of works as well, though these are written from the perspective of a Blutbad. ("Twelve Days of Krampus") Much of his collection was given to him by his Uncle Felix. ("Map of the Seven Knights")
Known titles in the trailerEdit
- Unknown, Marie Kessler
- Unknown, Rolek Porter
- Tier Gift (animal poison)
- Tränke (potions)
- Handgefecht (hand-to-hand combat)
- Grimm's Guide to Combat and the Martial Arts
- Hexen - Biest ("Death Do Us Part") ("Iron Hans")
In "Iron Hans", Juliette torched the trailer and its contents after ripping the pages out of one of the diaries. In "You Don't Know Jack", Nick, Hank, Monroe, and Wu were able to find some of the diaries that had not been completely destroyed in the fire and brought them to the basement of the spice shop.
In "Map of the Seven Knights", Felix Dietrich acquired 20 very old Grimm diaries from an antiques dealer named Andrea Stroh, who had given him the books after the former owner, Josef Nebojsa, a Grimm, passed away from natural causes. Felix estimated that at least one of the books was over 600 years old, manufactured in Nuremberg sometime between 1390 and 1395 in the Ulman Stromer Paper Mill during the time of the Holy Roman Empire. Monroe and Nick were able to bring the books back to the spice shop basement after they were nearly stolen by Black Claw members. One of the books also contained several Grimm family trees that Nebojsa had kept up to date.
The diary serves as both a record and a means of accessing provisions, components, and devices.
This page shows a portrait of your character, all equipped items, and stats related to your character.
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Provisions may be filtered by All, Uncooked, or Cooked.
At the bottom, a mouth is drawn on the page where you can drag and drop any provision to eat it. Alternatively, from any screen, you may press <F> to eat a random provision.
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All carried devices are listed here. To equip a device to your toolbelt, drag and drop it to the desired slot on the toolbelt hotbar. The slot is numbered to show which numeric key to press to use the device and also shows how many of the device you have.
All animals and Wesen you have slain are recorded here (except the hare in The Journey Begins). Once a beast is recorded, you can find its stats here, including its health, damage type, resistances, and loot you can get by skinning it.
A bug has this page display as "Fabrication" until you swap to a different instruction type and swap back to it again. All weapons, shields, and provision bags you can craft are shown here.
Formulas are instructions for magical potions you can make.
Diagrams show you how to make devices.
Recipes show you how to cook provisions.
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If you want to join a party of Grimms, this is where you do it.
|Huntha Lami Muuaji|
|Unidentified birdlike Wesen, possibly Geier|
(Text: first line is illegible name of person-- Rahenbrath? 15 kills. London 1945. Ticketing agent. Dispatched August 1961.)
|First Grimm Diary|
|Secundum Naturae Ordinem Wesen|
|Geier instructions for preparing human organs|
|Luxembourg peasants revolt of 1798|
|Grimm family trees|
|Season 1 Appearances|
|Season 2 Appearances|
|Season 3 Appearances|
|Season 4 Appearances|
|Season 5 Appearances|
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