The Wizard's Companion (マジックマスター magic master / 魔法の本 book of magic) is a 340-page book that Oliver takes on his adventures. It contains brief descriptions of every Familiar and of all Spells, also including item lists, monster lists, tales of wonder, and other goodies.
The book came bundled automatically with the Japanese NDS games (in which it was required to complete as you needed the runes for the spells) but was only available by special pre-order for the English PS3 release. It was necessary for playing the NDS game, but the same book is built into the PS3 game. The book starts off with all but 1 spell - gateway - missing, as well as the tales of wonder, and the regions of the world pages. These are filled in as you receive them throughout the game.
Contents and Author
The Wizards Companion/Magic Master contains 7 chapters, listed below. While the English version includes spell #52, Mornstar, the Japanese version does not. The English version uses incorrect "old English". There are supposedly two more spells hidden in the game data that weren't written in the book.
The origin of the Wizard's Companion (SPOILERS)
The Wizards Companion/Magic Master was first written by Horace as a guide for Cassiopeia to study magic with. He added spells such as Ashes of Resurrection to make it fit for royalty, which ultimately lead to the queen's belief that this spell would help everyone (instead, it turned them into zombies).
- Chapter 1: Magic - A list of runes/spells
- Chapter 2: Alchemy - A list of weapons
- Chapter 3: Equipment - A list of armour
- Chapter 4: Provisions - A list of monster drops and food
- Chapter 5: Creatures and Familiars
- Chapter 6: The Twelve Tales of Wonder - A story with illustrations
- Chapter 7: Regions of the World - with illustrations
In the Tale of The Timeless Tome DLC The Wizard's Companion became a Martial Method,
The Conductor has the party find the missing pages of the said Tome in order to recreate it. After successfully completing the task the party is given use of the Wizard's Companion Martial Method. Unlike in the first game, the Companion is not used to learn spells, but is used to cast smaller spells while trying to strengthen the larger spell using quick time button mashes. When asked who created the Wizard's Companion The conductor states that it was so long ago and that it was compiled over time. He does reference Oliver though.
- The Japanese Nazcaän Script (アストラム語 Asutoramu/Astram language) is much more expanded compared to the English.
- The layout is slightly different for the Japanese version versus the English. For example, multiple runes/spells are on a single page in Japanese.