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All Investiture in the cosmere is associated with Adonalsium.[1] Consequently, all forms of magic are ultimately derived from Adonalsium's power.[2] As far as anyone in the cosmere is aware, there was no predecessor to Adonalsium.[3] While most of the more complex magic systems, such as Allomancy and Surgebinding, were established after the Shattering, some simpler forms of magic, such as highstorms[4] and spren,[5] existed in some form prior to Adonalsium's demise.[6] Furthermore, Adonalsium exercised direct control over the nature and limitations of this magic.[7][8] Some "fourth law" of thermodynamics seems to govern Adonalsium and the nature of Investiture.[9]