Fireproof Secret Diary

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The Fireproof Secret Diary is an action item for all classes. It is an old, red book with a flame design framing the partially singed cover. The book is bound closed by a golden clasp lock.

With this item equipped in the Action slot, it enables the user to cast spells. The player's hand emits colorful sparkles in the loadout view, and the player can pick up and cast magic spells. When a player joins a server hosting a Halloween map that has magic spells without a spellbook equipped, a notification is displayed, allowing the player to equip it or decline the notice by the using the keys given in the notification (default keys: J for accepting and K for declining). The notification reappears after respawning until a spellbook is equipped, the server changes to a map without spells, or the player leaves the server.

Update history

June 19, 2012 Patch
  • [Undocumented] The Secret Diary was added to the game.

June 20, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Secret Diary was renamed to Fireproof Secret Diary.

March 12, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed background errors in the Fireproof Secret Diary backpack icon.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • [Undocumented] The Fireproof Secret Diary can now be equipped in the action slot.

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • [Undocumented] Added the Limited attribute to the Fireproof Secret Diary.

September 16, 2021 Patch

  • Fixed the Fireproof Secret Diary not cloaking.


  • The item's description changed when viewed while equipping the Eliminating The Impossible set. It changed to "the deeds of hellish cruelty and none the wiser", with random characters removed, which is a part of a quote from the "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" short story, part of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collection. When combined with the other items added in the June 19, 2012 Patch, the full quote read "Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser."

Original item

Backpack Secret Diary.png

Secret Diary
Level 1 Secret Diary
Unlike other games we could mention, owning this won't trigger a sound file narrating secret diary entries. Why? Because we RESPECT THE PRIVACY of our characters. What are they hiding? Truly we live in MYSTERIOUS TIMES.


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