Rudiments of the Shadow Weave contained a series of prose essays about the wonders and doctrine of the Goddess of Darkness in addition to instructions on how to tap into the power of the Shadow Weave. It also included complete formulae for several Shadow Magic versions of spells, including:
- claws of darkness
- greater shadow conjuration
- shadow conjuration
- shadow evocation
- shadow mask
- shadow spray
Some copies of the very large book were bound in a fine black leather cover with fake golden wire designs.
- "The Darkhouse of Saerloon" in Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 163–174. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.