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Orbs are simply spherical objects. The orbs listed here, however, are both gemstones found in The Rift.

List of Orbs

Note: The rarities listed are estimates and depend on the status of the treasure system in the area hunted. Average values listed are approximations and are generally taken from the sell values of a character selling gems with no trading bonus. See the Trading article for more information on variations of sell values.
Rarity:
Average value:
Location: Sanctum of Scales

a black-cored emerald orb

Description:   Lightless black at its heart, the gem has vibrant emerald edges. Light plays over its facets, revealing a pattern resembling tiny scales proceeding across the surface.


Rarity: Extremely rare
Average value: Very high
Location: The Rift

a golden firemote orb

Description:   The firemote orb is a fist-sized perfect sphere filled with luminescent colors. The hues shift as the orb is turned, melting into neighboring tones and almost pulsing with an inner fire. Small sparkles of light -- tiny pinpricks so small they're almost invisible -- flicker every so often within the orb's interior, like stars within a multicolored sky.

Looking at the orb will cause one of these to happen:

The firemote orb glows more intensely, as if instigated by your familiar gaze.  Colors shift and turn, circling like a miniature hurricane.  As you watch with curiosity, a soft voice unfolds within your thoughts.  It whispers, the words a jumble you cannot understand, however its tone is lyrical and sweet.  As the sound fades away to nothing, the hues within the orb slow to their normal luminous pattern.
Roundtime: 5 sec.

You gaze at the multi-colored firemote orb, noting its interior pools of vibrant color.  For something so small, you are struck by the complexity of the different patterns and combinations of tone.  The movement within is also somewhat astounding, considering the orb's size.

The miniscule pinpricks of light seem to acquire distinct rhythmic patterns at times, another mystery in itself.

As you study the firemote orb, you watch fine fingers of bright crimson invade neighboring pools of gold and purple.  Blue mixes with yellow, sending a wave of green to collide with a milky white swathe moving around the sphere's side.

The clouds of color are hypnotic, changing continually in a slow blur, and reminds you of watching waves recede across a beach.  As your thoughts drift in reflection, a sparkle of light catches your attention.  It seems stronger than the occasional flickers normally dusting the shifting hues with their shimmer.  The tiny glimmer moves through the color tones leaving eddies and swirls in its path, like someone walking through a colorful pool of water.

In the blink of an eye, the pinprick of light disappears, leaving a barely discernable trail marking its passage across the firmament enclosed within the orb.
Roundtime: 10 sec.

Studying the orb, you notice the patterns of color turn more and more slowly.  They finally stop, pausing like a breath held in anticipation of some momentous event.  Then, they part ever so slightly, revealing a flickering pinprick of emerald-toned light hovering within the colorful flood. As it appears, you hear a whisper in your mind, intoning a tumbled chorus of soft sound, none of which makes sense.

Just as you think you're beginning to understand the torrent of sound, the colors inside the orb begin to move once more, quickly obscuring both the sparkle of light and the lyrical whispers.
Roundtime: 10 sec.

Bright veins of color coalesce in a slow dance with the heart of the small sphere.  They shift and turn, one moment looking like a tiny hurricane, and the next, like a rainbow-hued vortex.  While the movement is very slow, it still conveys a sense of incredible force held miraculously in the fragile shell.

You gaze at the multi-colored firemote orb, noting its interior pools of vibrant color.  For something so small, you are struck by the complexity of the different patterns and combinations of tone.  The movement within is also somewhat astounding, considering the orb's size.

The miniscule pinpricks of light seem to acquire distinct rhythmic patterns at times, another mystery in itself.

Within the heart of the firemote orb, you notice a small flurry of activity, as two pools of variegated color push against each other as though in a tiny contest of wills.  One finally gives in and playfully rushes away in the other direction.  Against that backdrop, a single flicker of light blossoms into life.  It hovers around the two eddies, swaying languidly first toward one, then toward the other.

In the next moment, a rampaging wave of scarlet washes over the orb's entire interior.  As it engulfs all in its path, you hear a small whisper of sound within your mind.  Its crystalline tone is pure and beautiful.  It tinkles, like a wind-chime with perfectly toned notes.  It echoes and fades.  It reminds you of laughter.
Roundtime: 10 sec.
Rarity: Extremely rare
Average value: Very high
Location: The Rift

a murky shadowglass orb

Description:   The shadowglass orb is a smoky color reminiscent of fog at dusk or dawn. While it gives the impression of depth at a casual glance, it refuses to reveal anything more on a closer examination, and in fact, seems to grow more unresponsive and flat the more you look at it.


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