- This page is about the Crimson Rites added by Thaumcraft 5. For other uses, see Crimson Rites.
The Crimson Rites is a book added by Thaumcraft 5. When right clicking this book, the player learns a forbidden research that gives an intro to the Crimson Cults. It has a 2.5% chance to drop from Crimson Knights or Crimson Clerics.
Much of this book is written in a spidery and unintelligible script, but what you do understand offers some strange insights into the goals of the Crimson Cult.
Their origins are shrouded in mystery, but it seems their goal is the perfection of a ritual they refer to as "Apertis Oculis" - Opening the Eye. What it does is unclear, but you doubt it is anything good.
Interestingly enough, you think thaumaturgy might offer the missing pieces they have so long sought. Obviously only a madman would pursue this line of study...