- "In layman's terms, this equation is the answer to life, the universe and everything else."
- ―Ashley Raminti
The Architect's Equation (also known as Raminti's Theory of Metaphysical Probability) is a mathematical formula created by Ashley Raminti. It is considered the most important scientific advancement in human history since the theory of relativity.
The empirical evidence of magic has long been known, but the scientific explanation behind it was not yet known. Ashley describes the equation as being "impossible for the human brain to even begin to understand". The only way anyone could actually make sense of it was through the assistance of artificial intelligence. Even though he himself did not understand his own equation, he was able to piece it together and program AI's capable of computing it. The Archon AI known as the Architect proved to be valuable in making the proper calculations to uncover its secrets.
The Architect's Equation essentially explains how magic works. It was determined that it was a manipulation of the fundamental forces of probability. Sorcerers that possess the ability to cast magic are actually using a mutated form of a super gene that diverged from a common ancestor long before the rise of Atlantis. This magic gene tampers with the laws of probability, sliding it along a scale. As a result, something that is infinitely improbable or extremely coincidental is able to happen. For example, it is infinitely improbable (not impossible) that matter can just appear out of thin air for no other discernible reason. The equation basically states that magic can actually make this happen.
Because the human mind cannot grasp how the Architect's Equation actually works, the full extent of magical capability has yet to be seen. Even with the Architect's assistance, AI-controlled magic still remains a distant improbability as not even the Architect contains enough processing power to make predictable calculations. However, the Architect's Equation is a key factor into recreating Michael Albacin's legendary wormhole power.