The number of Fragments required to obtain a Secret at any given point in a captain's run may be calculated by halving Pages, rounding down, and subtracting this result from 300. Thus, a brand-new, Legacy-free Poet captain would start out needing 275 Fragments per Secret, while any other brand-new captain would start out needing 288 Fragments per Secret. Because it's capped at 200, the minimum Fragments/Secret is also 200 (300-200/2).
Note that since you can turn 77 Fragments into a Secret in the Mangrove College, and because Fragments get quite scarce after you scout the whole map, the main effect of Pages gets virtually irrelevant in the endgame.
Also note that there's no easy way to farm Pages effectively (no easily repeatable event increasing it and no real Officer for this stat; the only consistent way is by repeatedly creating Monstrous Almanacs), its main effect is weak compared with other stats and it's not a very common stat for events; this effectively renders the stat a low-priority one. But despite this all Pages can help you gain Secrets quite easily by killing and dissecting Lorn-Flukes who drop directly three Secrets istead of Fragments on successful challenge.
Pages can change temporarily or permanently.
You can temporarily increase or decrease total Pages by having the following:
|Lady in Lilac||
|The Zong of the Zee||
You can permanently increase or decrease base Pages with the following:
|Item location||Action name||Effect||Notes|
|Irem||The Riddle of Stones||
|Your Study||Create a Monstrous Almanac||
||Can be repeated if you sell the Monstrous Almanac in Venderbight|
|Iron Republic||Compile a Port Report||
||While Iron Republic Days < 15, and there is a chance for Hearts instead of Pages being affected|
|The Forgotten Quarter||Obtain an Eyeless Skull from a Forgetful Archaeologist||
||Game note: The Skull is tainted with irrigo radiation, which will damage your primary abilities. Don't purchase it unless you're sure you want it.|
|Random event name||Action name||Effect||Notes|
|The View from Above||Prayer to the god called Salt||Consumes The Gods of the Zee: Salt's Attention.|
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