Aurem Theorem… see what I did there?
Our Current Understanding:
Aurem is currently a mystery to us as we don’t know exactly what it is or what its exact clear purpose is. What we do know is that originally, Prometheus set out for humans to burn aurem so that it would be transported to Mount Olympus. There, Prometheus would somehow use it to gain power and in return power would be granted upon the individual who burned it. Later on in Arcane Adventures, it was used as a form of currency, but from my understanding was only useful for a handful of uses and not on the scale of Lamina.
How was Cursebeard able to kill the Gifter of Magic?
The whole process of Aurem seems very confusing and seems as if it’s missing a lot of puzzle pieces, especially when it comes to Cursebeard. Think about it, everyone around the world is burning aurem for power, including Cursebeard. After the aurem is burned, Prometheus gets his share of power as well, which includes all the aurem burned from a lot of people. If Cursebeard was able to kill Prometheus due to burning aurem just by himself while Prometheus was also gaining aurem powers but from everyone else burning it including Cursebeard, it only leads to one theory/conclusion. This would mean that the power that humans obtained was greater than the power that Prometheus obtained, but why is that? Why is it that Prometheus set humans to gain more power than himself?
Why did Arthur do what he did?
It’s pretty suspicious as to why Arthur killed Prometheus. If you were power hungry, wouldn’t you want to continue gaining power. Even if Arthur’s goal on the day he killed Prometheus was to gain more power from him, why didn’t he lay low and wait sooner until every droplet of Aurem was gone as he knew he had the upper hand for such a long time and he could obtain more room to prepare? Besides his greed, I believe another factor is at play as to why Prometheus was killed.
Aurem and it’s Relationship to The Gods
In all actuality, regular humans in this world have no reason for Aurem other than a form of currency. When you think about it, the only reason why Aurem was so sought after was because they would gain power from Prometheus and not from Aurem itself. This would mean that Aurem only has a special connection to Gods and not humans. I know this is kinda already a stated fact, but I just wanted to point out a theory why.
Now, something that’s even more important is how aurem is so significant for Gods. Seeing as it’s deep into rock so far down that miners are required, it’s safe to say these formations of this gem existed way longer than humans. Seeing I this, it’s also safe to say that Gods have also been existing longer than humans. The question still remains, what specials connection is there where only gods can gain their power from Aurem. Another topic to think about is how does it transfer to Mount Olympus just by burning it? This is some sort of advanced Ender Pearl action going on here
Lastly, why isn’t Arthur an Unknown?
It’s been stated by tech that Arthur has never been an unknown, but what is the reasoning behind this. Both Zeus and Prometheus are considered former unknowns, yet it’s described that his power surpassed them both. That’s already two unknowns down, so this brings me to a couple ideas.
- Arthur’s power diminished after killing Prometheus
- During the Cursebeard War, others were there that somehow surpassed Arthur in power
- Certain needs outside of power alone are needed to be considered an unknown
Okay, now this is actually the last thing
One last thing I noticed that’s kinda outside of this analysis, is Chaos. When you take some time to think, the whole lore behind the basics of the game is all fine without the addition of Chaos. We know limited knowledge about the gods, Durza, Theos, and the over story and it wouldn’t really change anything if we weren’t informed about Chaos’ existence. I think that a lot of what’s unknown is mainly due to Chaos and that this force is the most vital piece of the puzzle. Is Chaos the reasoning of Magic and Aurem? Who knows, just something to consider.