The Watcher is an ancient entity that dwells in the remote caverns beneath the Malachite Fortress. If it can be believed, it has existed since the dawn of time, before the rise of mortals and fought in the Dawn War against the primordials. It was tasked by the gods to be the guardian of the Orb, alledgedly a remnant of the evil that corrupted the Elemental Chaos and twisted the primordials into demon lords.
A cabal of cultists and their demonic allies attacked the Watcher, enabling the minotaurs and their allies to steal the Orb. The Watcher was able to defeat the demon cultists but was weakened and unable to pursue the thieves. The Watcher seemingly desires only the return of the Orb and will go through any means to recover it.