The Orb is a large, rough sphere that at first glance appears to be made of solid obsidian, a pure black streaked with whisps of other colors. Upon examination, the color whisps appear to move and shift across the surface of the orb. It is allegedly a fragment of an ancient, unknown evil that helped spawn the evil and corruption that is the Abyss. It reputedly holds a great deal of power, as well as the ability to corrupt nearly any mortal being that possesses it.
It was hidden away for milennia in the deep caverns beneath the Malachite Fortress in the Redstone Hills, in the care of a presumably immortal being known as the “Watcher.” It was stolen away from the Watcher’s care, and is assumed to be in the possession of the minotaurs of the Thunderhorn Clan.