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Write-upFrom their burg of Radian, in the geometric centre of Mechanus (so they reckon), the Mathematicians do their number-crunching and calculating. There's an entrance to the Labyrinthine Portal here, and apart from the modrons, there cutters are the best-qualified to operate the barmy thing. The more adventurous members of the sect chase the results of their calculations and explore the distant parts of Mechanus in search of ... well, whatever it is these basher seek. |

The
Institute of Digitology(by Belarius)Recently, the Mathematicians of Mechanus have discovered a type of magic quite different from the traditional method -- a type that involved great quantities of mathematics. The Digitologists of Zakhara (a region on the prime world of Toril, better known as the Land of Fate) uses extensive mathematical equations to very precisely draw the spell into effect, rather than bluntly drive a formula into one's head until memorised and then regurgitate it later. They develop an understanding of the magic which allows them to augment it further than was previously thought possible.
In my forays across the planes, I have discovered a number of interesting things: |

A group of Mathematician from Mechanus have begun a project unlike any which have gone before. Their goal is to prove the existence of the Least Common Denominator, the moral factor which is common to all moralities. If they find such a proof, they have theorised that all moralities would shift towards grey. A common ground could be found, encouraging discourse and promoting the development of Unified Morality.
(by
Randir)A Segment of the
Mathematicians
The unificationists believe that the entire multiverse is a process, who's sole purpose is to become god. In the beginning, the multiverse was a single thing, imperfect through ignorance. At some point outside of time, this ignorance promoted its division into many parts. Godhead was corrupted and shattered into millions of pieces.
A Character
Kit(by James
Neal)The Fraternity of Order believes in reductionism on an abstract, theoretical level. The Mathematicians of Mechanus attempt to apply reductionist theory in actual practice to the infinite complexity of Mechanus' clockworks. The beliefs of the Mathemusicians go one step beyond reductionism - perhaps translationism would be the word for it? According to the Mathemusicians, if everything can ultimately be reduced to such atomics as numbers and rules, then everything can, when seen in enough detail, be interpreted as anything else. The pattern, trajectory and speed of the flight of a flock of birds, could reduced the numbers describing that phenomenon, and those numbers could be translated into a mathematical equation.
A Mathematician Speaks
of his Theory of
Everything(by
Randir)Now, I have published a couple of papers on the notions of set theory to define the sum total of everything, and I think that is a great starting point for explaining Mathematician philosophy. More online information can be found in the
Sect
Write-upFor more "official" details on this sect please see page 12 of TSR's Planes
of Law: Mechanus
book.
Copyright 1998 by Jon
Winter, |