Where to Find the Icy Veins Rune in Season of Discovery (SoD)
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: November 30, 2023
  • Updated: February 19, 2024
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

This guide will cover how to get the Icy Veins rune for Mages in Season of Discovery. We’ll go over all of the locations and requirements in the walkthrough below as well as any useful tips and tricks.

How to Get the Icy Veins Rune

Acquiring this rune requires running all over the map, so we recommend you wait until at least level 20 when you can train Blink and your Portal spells to make getting around easier. You can certainly start working on this earlier, however.

To obtain the Icy Veins rune, you will need to collect 10 different books from level 1-25 zones. Below are their locations. There are 13 total, but you only need 10. You can turn in each book individually for a Comprehension Charm – you do not need to hold onto them and turn them all in at once. They will still count.

To turn in your books, head to a Garon Wendell, the Librarian in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind City (38, 81). You’ll find him at the top of the tower inside the Wizard’s Sanctum. When you’ve turned in 10 of the books he will offer the quest Friend of the Library. Complete this quest to learn Engrave Pants – Icy Veins.

Book Locations for Alliance

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All locations for the Icy Veins and Spell Power Runes

The individual locations of all 13 books are included in the tabs below. We’ve grouped them according to zone for convenience. Note that some zones have more than one book.

Nar’thalas Almanac, Vol. 74

This book can be picked up in the Ruins of Mathystra in Darkshore (59.6, 22.2).

Head to the Ruins of Mathystra in the northeast end of the zone. You’ll likely encounter some level 19-21 naga enemies in the area. Look for the ruined structure in the center of the area and head down the stairs. You’ll see some Scrolls leaning against the wall on one of the landings. Click them to get Nar’thalas Almanac, Vol. 74.

Crimes Against Anatomy

This book can be found inside the Dawning Wood Catacombs in Raven Hill Cemetery in Duskwood (6.7, 28.5). This is one of the more challenging books to get since the crypt is dense with higher level (27-28) undead. You may also encounter PvP here as this is a contested zone and there are multiple runes in the area.

The Mass Regeneration Rune requires visiting the same crypt, so you may want to knock them both out at once.

Enter the crypt just south of the big house on the northwest end of the cemetery (16.0, 38.5). Descend the stairs and continue straight, going all the way down and straight ahead through the catacombs. In the back of the last room you’ll find a Spellbook glittering on an alchemy table. Click it to pick up Crimes Against Anatomy.

Archmage Theocritus’s Research Journal

This book can be found inside the Tower of Azora in Elwynn Forest (65.4, 70.1).

Follow the road east of Goldshire to the Tower of Azora. Enter the building and climb all the way to the top. You’ll see a Library Book glittering on a low table right in front of the top of the staircase. Click on it to grab your Archmage Theocritus’s Research Journal.

Archmage Antonidas: The Unabridged Autobiography

This book is located in the Hall of Explorers in Ironforge (76.1, 10.2).

Head to the small room in the back of the Hall of Explorers in the northeast corner of Ironforge. You’ll see a glittering Library Book on the table in the center of the room. Click on it to get Archmage Antonidas: The Unabridged Autobiography.

Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected Works

You can get this book either here or in Westfall.

This book can be found at the inn in Thelsamar in Loch Modan (35.6, 48.9).

Go to Thelsamar, the town at the center of the zone, and enter the Stoutlager Inn. Go directly up the stairs in front of the entrance and you’ll see a Gnomish Tome sparkling on one of the tables. Click it to get Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected Works.

You won’t be able to pick up this book if you already got it from the inn in Westfall.


Runes of the Sorcerer-Kings

This book can be obtained from a cave in Mo’grosh Stronghold in Loch Modan.

Head to Mo’grosh Stronghold in the northeast corner of Loch Modan. You’ll have to deal with some level 19-20 elite ogres here. Enter the middle cave at 74.5, 19.6. Follow the cave around to the left to a small chamber opposite the entrance. You’ll find some Scrolls at 77.5, 14.1, tucked against a wall on the right as you enter. Click on them to get Runes of the Sorcerer-Kings.

The Dalaran Digest, Vol. 23

This book can be picked up inside the large town hall building in Ambermill in Silverpine Forest (63.5, 63.1).

Enter the building and pass through the entry into the main room. You may have to fight off some closely clustered level 17-18 mobs here. When you’ve cleared the way, look for a small bookshelf in the back left corner of the room from the doorway. You should see a book sparkling there. It will have the name Dalaran Digest when you hover over it. Click on the book to pick up The Dalaran Digest, Vol. 23.

Fury of the Land

This book is located at Grimtotem Post in southeast Stonetalon Mountains (74.4, 85.7). Stonetalon Mountains is a bit of a trek for Alliance players, who will have to go through Ashenvale to get there. You may want to do this on the same trip as the books in The Barrens.

Head to the little valley in Grimtotem Post where Grundig Darkcloud spawns. You may have to deal with some level 16-18 enemies in the area. Enter the smaller hut and you will see some sparkling Scrolls on top of a couple of barrels. Click on them to loot Fury of the Land.

Arcanic Systems Manual

This book can be found at The Sludge Fen in The Barrens (56.3, 8.8). The Barrens is a Horde zone and a bit of a trek for Alliance players, who will have to go through Ashenvale to get there. There are three books in this zone, so you will most likely want to pick them all up on the same trip. You could also work on your Rewind Time Rune in the same zone.

The Sludge Fen is in the northeast corner of the zone. Climb the oil rig in the pond and head into the control room where Supervisor Lugwizzle hangs out. You’ll find the book on one of the chairs behind him. It will just say Manual if you hover over it. Click it to pick up your Arcanic Systems Manual.


Baxtan: On Destructive Magics

This book can be picked up in the Engineering shop in Ratchet in The Barrens (62.7, 36.3).

Go to Ratchet, the neutral goblin town on the coast of The Barrens, and enter the odd-looking building on the north end of the town near the Flight Master and go upstairs. You’ll see the book sparkling on a table between Gagsprocket and Gazlowe. If you hover over it, you’ll see a tooltip that says Goblin Tome. Click on it to pick up Baxtan: On Destructive Magics.


Secrets of the Dreamers

This book can be found inside the the Cavern of Mists, the cave that leads to the Wailing Caverns dungeon.

The entrance to the cave is located at the Lushwater Oasis southwest of the Crossroads (46.0, 36.4). The book can be found at 52.8, 54.7 inside the cave itself (not The Barrens map). You’ll be able to see it sparkling on the ground beside a double rock column. Hovering over it, your tooltip will just say Scrolls. Click it to loot Secrets of the Dreamers.

Bewitchments and Glamours

This book is located in a building Moonbrook in Westfall (45.4, 70.4), near the entrance to The Deadmines dungeon.

Look for a small house with a yellow roof on the western edge of town. You may have to contend with some level 14-15 Defias mobs in the area. Go inside and you’ll see a Spellbook glittering on a shelf. Click it to pick up Bewitchments and Glamours.


Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected Works

You can get this book either here or in Loch Modan.

This book can be picked up from the Sentinel Hill Inn in Westfall (52.7, 53.7).

Head to Sentinel Hill, the town in the center of Westfall, and enter the inn. It’s a small building next to the lumber mill. Inside you’ll find a glittering Gnomish Tome on a small table between the beds. Click it to pick up Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected Works.

You won’t be able to pick up this book if you already got it from the inn in Loch Modan.

Goaz Scrolls

This book can be obtained from Whelgar’s Excavation Site in Wetlands (33.6, 47.9).

Head to Whelgar’s Excavation Site, which is located in a little valley on the west side of the zone. You may have to fight some level 26-27 mobs in the area. On the western end of the site near one of the bridges you’ll see a piece of pottery half-buried in the ground with glittering Scrolls tucked inside. Click on the scrolls to loot the Goaz Scrolls.

To obtain the Icy Veins rune, you will need to collect 10 different books from level 1-25 zones. Below are their locations. There are 13 total, but you only need 10. You can turn in each book individually for a Comprehension Charm – you do not need to hold onto them and turn them all in at once. They will still count.

To turn in your books, head to a Owen Thadd, the Librarian in the inner part of the Magic Quarter of Undercity (74, 33). When you’ve turned in 10 of the books he will offer the quest Friend of the Library. Complete this quest to learn Engrave Pants – Icy Veins.

Book Locations for Horde

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All locations for the Icy Veins and Spell Power Runes

The individual locations of all 13 books are included in the tabs below. We’ve grouped them according to zone for convenience. Note that some zones have more than one book.

Nar’thalas Almanac, Vol. 74

This book can be picked up in the Ruins of Mathystra in Darkshore (59.6, 22.2). This one will be a bit of a trek for Horde since Darkshore is an Alliance zone. You’ll have to run all the way up from Ashenvale.

Head to the Ruins of Mathystra in the northeast end of the zone. You’ll likely encounter some level 19-21 naga enemies in the area. Look for the ruined structure in the center of the area and head down the stairs. You’ll see some Scrolls leaning against the wall on one of the landings. Click them to get Nar’thalas Almanac, Vol. 74.

Crimes Against Anatomy

This book can be found inside the Dawning Wood Catacombs in Raven Hill Cemetery in Duskwood (6.7, 28.5). This is one of the more challenging books to get since the crypt is dense with higher level (27-28) undead. You may also encounter PvP here as this is a contested zone and there are multiple runes in the area.

The Mass Regeneration Rune requires visiting the same crypt, so you may want to knock them both out at once.

Enter the crypt just south of the big house on the northwest end of the cemetery (16.0, 38.5). Descend the stairs and continue straight, going all the way down and straight ahead through the catacombs. In the back of the last room you’ll find a Spellbook glittering on an alchemy table. Click it to pick up Crimes Against Anatomy.

Runes of the Sorcerer-Kings

This book can be obtained from a cave in Mo’grosh Stronghold in northeast Loch Modan. This is the toughest book to get as a Horde Mage due to the distance you have to travel to get to Loch Modan. You only need 10 books to get the rune, so you could opt to skip this one entirely. Otherwise, you can get it on the same trip as the book in Wetlands.

To get to Loch Modan, you’ll have to pass through Arathi Highlands from Hillsbrad Foothills, doing your best to avoid the level 30+ mobs you’ll come across, and then cross the bridge south to Wetlands. From there you’ll take the path through Dun Algaz at the south of the zone, winding around through the mountains until you reach Loch Modan.

Once you arrive in Loch Modan, cross the zone to head to Mo’grosh Stronghold in the northeast corner. You’ll have to deal with some level 19-20 elite ogres here. Enter the middle cave at 74.5, 19.6. Follow the cave around to the left to a small chamber opposite the entrance. You’ll find some Scrolls at 77.5, 14.1, tucked against a wall on the right as you enter. Click on them to get Runes of the Sorcerer-Kings.

The Lessons of Ta’zo

This book can be obtained near the Mage Trainer building in the Valley of Spirits in Orgrimmar (38.5, 78.2).

Look for a large stone with painted figures on it. When you hover over it, you’ll see a tooltip that says Mural of Ta’zo. Click on this rock to pick up The Lessons of Ta’zo.

Ataeric: On Arcane Curiosities

This book can be found inside the main building at The Sepulcher in Silverpine Forest (43.4, 41.2).

Go down the stairs to the bottom room and you will see it sparkling on a shelf beside Sebastian Meloche, the Armorer. The book will have the name Arcane Secrets when you hover over it. Click on it to pick up Ataeric: On Arcane Curiosities.


The Dalaran Digest, Vol. 23

This book can be picked up inside the large town hall building in Ambermill in Silverpine Forest (63.5, 63.1).

Enter the building and pass through the entry into the main room. You may have to fight off some closely clustered level 17-18 mobs here. When you’ve cleared the way, look for a small bookshelf in the back left corner of the room from the doorway. You should see a book sparkling there. It will have the name Dalaran Digest when you hover over it. Click on the book to pick up The Dalaran Digest, Vol. 23.

Fury of the Land

This book is located at Grimtotem Post in southeast Stonetalon Mountains (74.4, 85.7).

Head to the little valley in Grimtotem Post where Grundig Darkcloud spawns. You may have to deal with some level 16-18 enemies in the area. Enter the smaller hut and you will see some sparkling Scrolls on top of a couple of barrels. Click on them to loot Fury of the Land.

Arcanic Systems Manual

This book can be found at The Sludge Fen in The Barrens (56.3, 8.8).

The Sludge Fen is in the northeast corner of the zone. Climb the oil rig in the pond and head into the control room where Supervisor Lugwizzle hangs out. You’ll find the book on one of the chairs behind him. It will just say Manual if you hover over it. Click it to pick up your Arcanic Systems Manual.


Baxtan: On Destructive Magics

This book can be picked up in the Engineering shop in Ratchet in The Barrens (62.7, 36.3).

Go to Ratchet on the coast of The Barrens and enter the odd-looking goblin building on the north end of the town near the Flight Master and go upstairs. You’ll see the book sparkling on a table between Gagsprocket and Gazlowe. If you hover over it, you’ll see a tooltip that says Goblin Tome. Click on it to pick up Baxtan: On Destructive Magics.


Secrets of the Dreamers

This book can be found inside the the Cavern of Mists, the cave that leads to the Wailing Caverns dungeon.

The entrance to the cave is located at the Lushwater Oasis southwest of the Crossroads (46.0, 36.4). The book can be found at 52.8, 54.7 inside the cave itself (not The Barrens map). You’ll be able to see it sparkling on the ground beside a double rock column. Hovering over it, your tooltip will just say Scrolls. Click it to loot Secrets of the Dreamers.

The Apothecary’s Metaphysical Primer

This book can be picked up from the Alchemy shop in Brill in Tirisfal Glades (59.5, 52.3).

Head to Brill in the center of the zone and look for a small house on the west end of town, next to the stables. Enter it and you’ll see an Apothecary Society Primer glittering on a small shelf in the corner of the shop. Click on it to loot The Apothecary’s Metaphysical Primer.

Bewitchments and Glamours

This book is located in a building in Moonbrook in Westfall (45.4, 70.4). Note that this is an Alliance zone and very close to the entrance to The Deadmines dungeon, so you may encounter PvP here.

Look for a small house with a yellow roof on the western edge of town. You may have to contend with some level 14-15 Defias mobs in the area. Go inside and you’ll see a Spellbook glittering on a shelf. Click it to pick up Bewitchments and Glamours.

Goaz Scrolls

This book can be obtained from Whelgar’s Excavation Site in Wetlands (33.6, 47.9). This is one of the more tedious books to get as a Horde Mage due to the distance you have to travel to get to Wetlands. You only need 10 books to get the rune, so you could opt to skip this one entirely. Otherwise, you can get it on the same trip as the book in Loch Modan.

To get to Wetlands, you’ll have to pass through Arathi Highlands from Hillsbrad Foothills, doing your best to avoid the level 30+ mobs you’ll come across, and then cross the bridge south to Wetlands. Wetlands is a contested zone, but it’s also an Alliance quest zone, so you can expect to encounter plenty of Alliance players here.

Once you’re in the zone, head to Whelgar’s Excavation Site, which is located in a little valley on the west side of the zone. On the western end of the site near one of the bridges you’ll see a piece of pottery half-buried in the ground with glittering Scrolls tucked inside. Click on the scrolls to loot the Goaz Scrolls.

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About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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Zhahar
Zhahar
2 months ago

secrets of the dreamers is indeed entrance of WC, however, ur map ping is wrong atm

ivo
ivo
2 months ago

i got 10 but got nothing so far

Onlyspells
Onlyspells
Reply to  ivo
2 months ago

Same, just finished the 10th book, have counted all the locations, something is a miss.

Akronoze
Akronoze
Reply to  Onlyspells
2 months ago

trade those 10 at mage tower in SW no ?

julian
julian
Reply to  Luxrah
2 months ago

who?

Wonkaa
Wonkaa
2 months ago

i traded mine for a charm and i cant pick these back up help!

Akronoze
Akronoze
Reply to  Wonkaa
2 months ago

all 10 ?

xanjin
xanjin
Reply to  Wonkaa
2 months ago

what have you done afterwards?

Jeffy
Jeffy
2 months ago

where are the book locations?

Xbss
Xbss
2 months ago

Can add coordinaste im so lost being anew player

ZebrasaurusRex
ZebrasaurusRex
Reply to  Xbss
2 months ago

Use WoWhead, just search the names of the books

ogre
ogre
2 months ago

i have all 13 books and still cant get the damn rune

ogre
ogre
Reply to  ogre
2 months ago

and yes i have tried talking to the librarians………….

Sharene
Sharene
2 months ago

I have 10/13 books, but they all disappeared randomly from my inventory and I’m only holding on to the 2 most recently acquired… Spoke to one NPC L and they want a library scroll which I’m not sure where to acquire… the others won’t talk to me. Pretty sure this rune is bugged…

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Once you have your books. You turn them in to one of the NPC’s. The one in iron forge didnt work so I went to SW mage tower where Garion Wendell had a ! above his head. It might look like you are turning the books into Comprehension Charms. Don’t worry you get the charms and Garion keeps track of the books automatically. Once you have turned in 10 Garion will give you the rune automatically. Just keep turning them in until you reach 10. You will have Charms and the rune at the end.

Last edited 2 months ago by Chris
Pissedoff
Pissedoff
26 days ago

You could have been a little more clear — I don’t mind the long walk, that was fine. The MULTIPLE 19-20 elite mobs however make it impossible for a mage to solo this… you could have pointed that out from the start.

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