Deadlands: The Way of the Brave
De Vermis Mysteriis
This ancient book was used to great effect by Oliver Pickman before being destroyed
De Vermis Mysteriis (or Mysteries of the Worm) was a book owned by Oliver Pickman. Oliver appeared to read from it to call upon strange powers, including: a black bolt of energy and a disorienting field. The exact contents are unknown since Oliver attempted to destroy the book by fire (an act he later could not recall). However, enough of the book survived to allow an examination by Allen Jabour. He determined that it was written in Latin by Ludwig Prinn in 1542. It seemed to be a book of dark spells. The charred book was eventually destroyed by Allen using an alien mining device which sub-sonically ripped the remaining pages apart. It is unknown if any other copies exist.