"Lapis Philosophorum" (The Philosopher's Stone)
- Note: This code was originally referred to as "Message text 2".
- Found on a whiteboard in the chapter Questionable Ethics.
- Decrypted by a substitution cipher with an unusual symbol set.
- The cipher was originally used in a 1930's pulp series called The Shadow, in a novelette called Chain of Death.
Relation to alchemyEdit
Above the "lapis philosophorum" inscription are alchemy symbols which can be interpreted as:
Gold + Aqua Regia ~ Phlogiston + Water = ? [Do Not Drink]
This is a combination used to dissolve gold.