The Last Theorem

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The Last Theorem
(Magic item)
Aura Divination
Caster Level 20th
Type Major artifact
Slot None
Origin River Kingdoms
Affiliation Ramlock

Source: Doomsday Dawn, pg(s). 85

The Last Theorem is a treatise on the culture, philosophy, and science of the Dominion of the Black, disguised as one about mathematics. Translated by Ramlock from a key text of the Dominion, it is closely associated with the Pharaoh of Numbers, one of the four Pharaohs of Ascension, from the time of the Second Age of Osirion.[1][2][3] Its text may contain the fabled Final Theorem, one of the 11 gifts the pharaohs received from their otherworldly patrons.[4]

Though the book itself is non-magical, the text contains an inherent and powerful magic. If a reader loses focus on the text, even for a moment, the equations on the book's pages have a tendency to shift slightly, requiring any serious reading to be done in a single, continuous session. Those who are able to apprehend the text sometimes achieve a sort of enlightenment from its mathematical truths, but many succumb to permanent catatonia.[5]

The Great Old Ones are referenced numerous times in The Last Theorem, and the passages that frame its equations are written with strangely religious overtones.[1] The equations themselves depend on 11 constants, all of which are derived from Golarion's relationship to the planet Aucturn, and can be used to decipher the dates at which Osirion's ancient countdown clocks will stop. The White Axiom, the manifestation of Ramlock's reason and humanity, which he left behind prior to writing The Last Theorem, will unlock the true power of the text.[5][6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Shel. (2014). Dominion of the Black. Valley of the Brain Collectors, p. 68. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-704-8
  2. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  3. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Mark Seifter. (2018). Adventure Background. Doomsday Dawn, p. 4. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-087-3
  4. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2014). Occult Mysteries, p. 7. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-649-2
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Kortes. (2008). The Pact Stone Pyramid, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-145-9
  6. James Jacobs. (2018). When the Stars Go Dark. Doomsday Dawn, p. 88. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-087-3