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Tomegathericon.gif Tomegathericon
Trade Info
Item class Book
Buy value 999
Sell value 749
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Special Equip Effect The Adept's class changes to the Dark Mage class series

The Tomegathericon (ネクロノミコン, Necronomicon) is an item in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It appears to be a black book with small red markings. By equipping the Tomegathericon, the user gains the Dark Mage class series. It is one of three items in the game that changes the user's class.

Being an Artifact, the Tomegathericon can be sold and later repurchased. It can be bought for 999 coins and sold for 749 coins.

The Tomegathericon was originally located within the Great Gabomba in Kibombo. After being recognized as Kimbombo's Witch Doctor, Akafubu was supposed to be given the Tomegathericon. However Akafubu had rushed out of the statue. Felix and the party, who had helped and accompanied Akafubu, were the only ones left. The Great Gabomba asked Felix to relay a message to Akafubu, that he must now earn the magic. Kraden takes advantage and asks if they could earn the magic before the young Witch Doctor. The Great Gabomba allows them to compete for the knowledge, hoping the competition would serve as positive motivation for Akafubu.

After relaying this message, the Tomegathericon can be gained after obtaining the Cyclone Chip and finishing the Gabomba Catacombs. In the final chamber of the optional dungeon, the Great Gabomba presents the party with the Tomegathericon, although along with it are the instructions to not tell Akafubu that he had been beaten to the treasure, so as to not discourage him. The spirit of the Great Gabomba then rests, hoping to one day bestow the magic to its rightful bearer as well.

Cultural Allusions[edit]

The Tomegathericon is referred to in the Japanese as the Necronomicon. The name originally belonged to a fictional book within the Cthulhu Mythos. Notably, the Necronomicon included spells for summoning the Old Ones: ancient and powerful terrors. Dark Mage's Call Psynergy is similar to this in that it also summons monsters.

Additionally, To Mega Therion is Greek for "The Great Beast" and is a reference to the Book of Revelation (the last canonical book of the New Testament in the Christian Bible).