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  • Crystalline artifacts composed of self-sustaining energy fields mostly-embedded within subspace verteron membranes, only partially impinging on normal space (DS9TM)
  • Also known as Tears of the Prophets (DS9)
    • The term "orb" wasn't used until some time after the era of Vedek Synta Kayanil (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Twilight)
    • Known as "Eyes of Fire" to the Ascendants, "Eyes of Light" to the Eav'oq (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
  • Incredibly significant holy artifacts to the Bajoran faith
  • Ten known orbs as of present day
    • First orb found c.10,000 ya (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • As the Eav'oq are aware of them by another name, suggests that the Eav'oq have received their own over the ages
    • Seven orbs known by 2nd millennium CE (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Twilight)
  • All but one currently held on Bajor

Orbs

  • Orb of Contemplation
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • July 2371: Returned to Bajor following negotiation of Bajoran/Cardassian peace treaty (DS9 Short Story: The Orb of Opportunity)
  • Orb of Destiny
  • Orb of Memory
  • Orb of Prophecy and Change
    • Third orb to appear (DS9: "Destiny"; DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule)
    • Lost for nearly a century in millennia past, eventually rediscovered (DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule)
    • Only orb to remain on Bajor throughout Bajoran Occupation
  • Orb of Souls
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • July 31, 2376: Recovered by Vedek Yevir Linjarin and Cleric Ekosha from Cardassia Prime (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Cathedral)
  • Orb of Time
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • June 2373: Returned to Bajor in exchange for Federation aid to Cardassia during Klingon-Cardassian War (DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations)
    • Capable of transporting an individual or individuals through time and space (DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations, "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")
  • Orb of Truth
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • July 31, 2376: Recovered by Vedek Yevir Linjarin and Cleric Ekosha from Cardassia Prime (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Cathedral)
  • Orb of Unity
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • July 31, 2376: Recovered by Vedek Yevir Linjarin and Cleric Ekosha from Cardassia Prime (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Cathedral)
  • Orb of Wisdom
    • Ninth orb to appear (DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule)
    • Stolen from Bajor during Bajoran Occupation
    • 2372: Obtained from Cardassia III by Grand Nagus Zek, sold to Bajoran government (DS9: "Prophet Motive"; DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule)
  • Orb of the Emissary
    • Tenth orb to appear (DS9: "Images in the Sand")
    • 2375: Discovered by Benjamin Sisko on Tyree; used to reopen the Bajoran Wormhole (DS9: "Images in the Sand")
      • Orb vanished after this act (DS9: "Images in the Sand")