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The information on this page is known to be incomplete. It is the result of observations made by players both during the [[Wrath of the Lich King]] beta and since its release and some information may have changed or be the result of miscommunication amongst the player base. If you have knowledge which conflicts with the information presented here, please [[Talk:The Schools of Arcane Magic|discuss]] it before editing this page, so that a high level of quality and accuracy can be maintained.
 
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{{Zone Map Note|52.2|54.8|Blip|Dalaran Visitor Center}}
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{{Zone Map Note|52.2|54.8|Blip|Dalaran Visitor Center|Location::Dalaran Visitor Center}}
{{Zone Map Note|46.8|40.0|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #1}}
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{{Zone Map Note|46.8|40.0|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #1|Location::Legerdemain Lounge #1}}
{{Zone Map Note|46.8|39.1|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #2}}
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{{Zone Map Note|46.8|39.1|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #2|Location::Legerdemain Lounge #2}}
{{Zone Map Note|43.6|46.7|Blip|Threads of Fate}}
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{{Zone Map Note|43.6|46.7|Blip|Threads of Fate|Location::Threads of Fate}}
{{Zone Map Note|30.8|46.5|Blip|Violet Citadel #1}}
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{{Zone Map Note|30.8|46.5|Blip|Violet Citadel #1|Location::Violet Citadel #1}}
{{Zone Map Note|26.5|52.2|Blip|Violet Citadel #2}}
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{{Zone Map Note|26.5|52.2|Blip|Violet Citadel #2|Location::Violet Citadel #2}}
{{Zone Map Note|56.7|45.5|Blip|Violet Gate}}
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{{Zone Map Note|56.7|45.5|Blip|Violet Gate|Location::Violet Gate}}
{{Zone Map Note|64.4|52.4|Blip|Violet Hold}}
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{{Zone Map Note|64.4|52.4|Blip|Violet Hold|Location::Violet Hold}}
 
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'''The Schools of Arcane Magic''' are a series of in-game books relating to the [[Higher Learning]] [[achievement]]. They can be found only in [[Dalaran]] and, unlike most books, despawn after being read and share spawn points, much like [[herb]] and [[ore]] nodes.
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'''''The Schools of Arcane Magic''''' are a series of in-game books relating to the {{achievement|Higher Learning}} [[achievement]]. They were written by the notable {{npc|alliance|Ansirem Runeweaver}}. They can be found only in [[Dalaran]] and, unlike most books, despawn after being read.
   
In total, there are eight locations where books can spawn. After reading any book, it starts a three-minute timer. The book despawns when that timer expires, but until then can be read by any number of other players, making "group hunts" for these books reasonable. Respawn appears to occur three hours, three and a half hours, or four hours after the book despawns, but it isn't always the same book which appears. Instead, a book appears to be chosen at random from the set of books assigned to that location. In addition, not all of the books which can spawn are needed for the achievement. A large number of ordinary (if usually humorous) flavor books share the same spawn locations.
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In total, there are eight locations where books can spawn. After reading any book, it starts a three-minute timer. The book despawns when that timer expires, but until then can be read by any number of other players, making "group hunts" for these books reasonable. Respawn appears to occur three hours, three and a half hours, or four hours after the book despawns, but it isn't always the same book which appears. Instead, a book appears to be chosen at random from the set of books assigned to that location. In addition, not all of the books which can spawn are needed for the achievement. A large number of ordinary (if usually humorous) flavor books share the same spawn locations.
   
 
Below is a list of each spawn location, with coordinates, screenshots, descriptions, and lists of the books known to appear in each location.
 
Below is a list of each spawn location, with coordinates, screenshots, descriptions, and lists of the books known to appear in each location.
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Whenever the servers reset, such as when the servers comes back online following Tuesday/Wednesday Maintenance, a book will spawn at each of the locations. If you can catch them, you might be able to scrounge up a couple of the required books.
   
 
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|52.2|54.8|Blip|Dalaran Visitor Center}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|52.2|54.8}}}}
 
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This civic office overlooks the Eventide in southern Dalaran. The book can be found on the floor next a stool by the bookcases, at {{coords|52.2|54.8|Dalaran}}.
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This civic office overlooks the Eventide in southern Dalaran. The book can be found on the floor next a stool by the bookcases, at {{coords|52.2|54.8|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Abjuration]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Abjuration]]''
* [[Blinking Rules & Regulations]]
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* ''[[Blinking Rules & Regulations]]''
 
* [[Bundle of Romantic Correspondences]]
 
* [[Bundle of Romantic Correspondences]]
 
* [[Damaged Apprentice Journal]]
 
* [[Damaged Apprentice Journal]]
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|46.8|40.0|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #1}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|46.8|40.0}}}}
 
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As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the [[Legerdemain Lounge]] enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. The first book occupies a shelf on the otherwise-empty bookcase (part of a set of two) near the western entrance {{coords|46.8|40.0|Dalaran}}.
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As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the [[Legerdemain Lounge]] enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. The first book occupies a shelf on the otherwise-empty bookcase (part of a set of two) near the western entrance {{coords|46.8|40.0|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Transmutation]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Transmutation]]''
 
* [[Excerpts from the Journal of Archmage Vargoth]]
 
* [[Excerpts from the Journal of Archmage Vargoth]]
* [[To Do Today]]
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* ''[[To Do Today]]''
* [[Polymorphic Rules & Regulations]]
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* ''[[Polymorphic Rules & Regulations]]''
 
* [[Weathered Diary - Dates from the Third War]]
 
* [[Weathered Diary - Dates from the Third War]]
   
 
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==Legerdemain Lounge #2==
 
==Legerdemain Lounge #2==
 
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</div>
   
 
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|46.8|39.1|Blip|Legerdemain Lounge #2}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|46.8|39.1}}}}
 
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As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the Legerdemain Lounge enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. A second book occupies another otherwise-empty bookshelf, this time in the upstairs common room {{coords|49.6|38.8|Dalaran}}.
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As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the Legerdemain Lounge enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. A second book occupies another otherwise-empty bookshelf, this time in the upstairs common room {{coords|46.8|39.1|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Necromancy]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Necromancy]]''
* [[Thinking with Portals - A Memorandum on Proper Portal Usage]]
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* ''[[Thinking with Portals - A Memorandum on Proper Portal Usage]]''
* [[To Do Today]]
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* ''[[To Do Today]]''
* [[The Archmage Antonidas Part III]]
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* ''[[The Archmage Antonidas Part III]]''
   
 
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<div style="clear:right">
 
 
==Threads of Fate==
 
==Threads of Fate==
 
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</div>
   
 
<div style="float:right">
 
<div style="float:right">
{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|43.6|46.7|Blip|Threads of Fate}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|43.6|46.7}}}}
 
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The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Enchantment]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Enchantment]]''
* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (November Issue)]]
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* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (November Issue)|''Kirin Tor Monthly'' (November Issue)]]
* [[Remedial Magic 101: Tips from the Pros]]
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* ''[[Remedial Magic 101: Tips from the Pros]]''
 
* [[STAY OUT!!!]]
 
* [[STAY OUT!!!]]
 
* [[Portals are NOT Garbage Bins!]]
 
* [[Portals are NOT Garbage Bins!]]
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|31.0|46.7|Blip|Violet Citadel #1}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|31.0|46.7}}}}
 
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The [[Violet Citadel]] is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. Another book lies on a bookshelf across the room, behind [[Archmage Aethas Sunreaver]] {{coords|31.0|46.7|Dalaran}}.
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The [[Violet Citadel]] is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. The first book lies on a bookshelf behind [[Archmage Aethas Sunreaver]] {{coords|31.0|46.7|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Conjuration]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Conjuration]]''
 
* [[In Time, the Arcane Corrupts ALL!!!]]
 
* [[In Time, the Arcane Corrupts ALL!!!]]
 
* [[Journal of Archmage Antonidas]]
 
* [[Journal of Archmage Antonidas]]
* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (March Issue)]]
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* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (March Issue)|''Kirin Tor Monthly'' (March Issue)]]
 
* [[LAVA BLAST - by Pyroco]]
 
* [[LAVA BLAST - by Pyroco]]
   
 
<div style="clear:right">
 
<div style="clear:right">
 
 
==Violet Citadel #2==
 
==Violet Citadel #2==
 
</div>
 
</div>
   
 
<div style="float:right">
 
<div style="float:right">
{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|26.5|52.2|Blip|Violet Citadel #2}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|26.5|52.2}}}}
 
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The Violet Citadel is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. A second book can be found on the floor upstairs between the bookcases next to the portal to the [[Caverns of Time]] {{coords|26.5|52.2|Dalaran}}.
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The Violet Citadel is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. A second book can be found on the floor upstairs between the bookcases next to the portal to the [[Caverns of Time]] {{coords|26.5|52.2|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Divination]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Divination]]''
* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (May Issue)]]
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* [[Kirin Tor Monthly (May Issue)|''Kirin Tor Monthly'' (May Issue)]]
* [[Losses of the Third War]]
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* ''[[Losses of the Third War]]''
* [[On the Virtues of Magic]]
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* ''[[On the Virtues of Magic]]''
   
 
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<div style="clear:right">
 
 
==Violet Gate==
 
==Violet Gate==
 
</div>
 
</div>
   
 
<div style="float:right">
 
<div style="float:right">
{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|56.7|45.5|Blip|Violet Gate}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|56.7|45.5}}}}
 
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The city side of Dalaran's famous Violet Gate provides access to the city for land-bound travelers, across from [[Krasus' Landing]]. A book can be found on the ground here, in front of the bookcase to the left of the street entrance {{coords|56.7|45.5|Dalaran}}.
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The city side of Dalaran's famous Violet Gate provides access to the city for land-bound travelers, across from [[Krasus' Landing]]. A book can be found on the ground here, in front of the bookcase to your left when standing in the building and facing the street exit {{coords|56.7|45.5|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Introduction]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Introduction]]''
* [[The Archmage Antonidas Part II]]
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* ''[[The Archmage Antonidas Part II]]''
* [[The Old Wizard's Almanac]]
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* ''[[The Old Wizard's Almanac]]''
* [[The Worst Mage in Dalaran - A Children's Book]]
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* ''[[The Worst Mage in Dalaran - A Children's Book]]''
   
 
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|64.4|52.4|Blip|Violet Hold}}}}
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{{Zone Map|size=250|zone=Dalaran|notes={{Zone Map Note|64.4|52.4}}}}
 
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Long home to Dalaran's most dangerous criminals, the [[Violet Hold]] can be found along the southeast edge of the city. A book lies on a crate at the northern end of the non-instanced area of the Hold, next to [[Archmage Timear]] {{coords|64.4|52.4|Dalaran}}.
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Long home to Dalaran's most dangerous criminals, the [[Violet Hold]] can be found along the southeast edge of the city. A book lies on a crate at the northern end of the non-instanced area of the Hold, next to [[Archmage Timear]] {{coords|64.4|52.4|Dalaran}}.
   
 
The books known to spawn here are:
 
The books known to spawn here are:
   
* [[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Illusion]]
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* ''[[The Schools of Arcane Magic - Illusion]]''
* [[The Archmage Antonidas Part I]]
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* ''[[The Archmage Antonidas Part I]]''
* [[The Dangers of Magic Abuse]]
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* ''[[The Dangers of Magic Abuse]]''
* [[The Fate of Apprentice Argoly]]
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* ''[[The Fate of Apprentice Argoly]]''
* [[The Fluffy Bunny]]
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* ''[[The Fluffy Bunny]]''
 
 
[[Category:World of Warcraft in-game books| ]]
 
[[Category:World of Warcraft in-game books| ]]

Latest revision as of 22:14, July 16, 2013

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The Schools of Arcane Magic are a series of in-game books relating to the Money achievement Higher Learning achievement. They were written by the notable Alliance 15 Ansirem Runeweaver. They can be found only in Dalaran and, unlike most books, despawn after being read.

In total, there are eight locations where books can spawn. After reading any book, it starts a three-minute timer. The book despawns when that timer expires, but until then can be read by any number of other players, making "group hunts" for these books reasonable. Respawn appears to occur three hours, three and a half hours, or four hours after the book despawns, but it isn't always the same book which appears. Instead, a book appears to be chosen at random from the set of books assigned to that location. In addition, not all of the books which can spawn are needed for the achievement. A large number of ordinary (if usually humorous) flavor books share the same spawn locations.

Below is a list of each spawn location, with coordinates, screenshots, descriptions, and lists of the books known to appear in each location.

Whenever the servers reset, such as when the servers comes back online following Tuesday/Wednesday Maintenance, a book will spawn at each of the locations. If you can catch them, you might be able to scrounge up a couple of the required books.


Dalaran Visitor CenterEdit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM DVC

This civic office overlooks the Eventide in southern Dalaran. The book can be found on the floor next a stool by the bookcases, at [52.2, 54.8]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Legerdemain Lounge #1Edit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM LL1

As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the Legerdemain Lounge enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. The first book occupies a shelf on the otherwise-empty bookcase (part of a set of two) near the western entrance [46.8, 40.0]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Legerdemain Lounge #2Edit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM LL3

As Dalaran's largest and most successful inn, the Legerdemain Lounge enjoys a prominent location near the Magus Commerce Exchange. A second book occupies another otherwise-empty bookshelf, this time in the upstairs common room [46.8, 39.1]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Threads of FateEdit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM ToF

This clothing shop is directly across the street from the Violet Citadel and is adjacent to the Wonderworks (the toy shop). You'll find the book on a crate on the upstairs balcony, at [43.6, 46.7]
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The books known to spawn here are:

Violet Citadel #1Edit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM VC2

The Violet Citadel is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. The first book lies on a bookshelf behind Archmage Aethas Sunreaver [31.0, 46.7]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Violet Citadel #2Edit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM VC3

The Violet Citadel is the imposing home of Dalaran's ruling mages, occupying the entire western end of the city and is its tallest building. A second book can be found on the floor upstairs between the bookcases next to the portal to the Caverns of Time [26.5, 52.2]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Violet GateEdit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM VG

The city side of Dalaran's famous Violet Gate provides access to the city for land-bound travelers, across from Krasus' Landing. A book can be found on the ground here, in front of the bookcase to your left when standing in the building and facing the street exit [56.7, 45.5]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

Violet HoldEdit

WorldMap-DalaranCity1

TSoAM VH

Long home to Dalaran's most dangerous criminals, the Violet Hold can be found along the southeast edge of the city. A book lies on a crate at the northern end of the non-instanced area of the Hold, next to Archmage Timear [64.4, 52.4]
.

The books known to spawn here are:

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