The Orb of Fate
|( The Orb of Fate|
|Base item||crystal ball|
|Base price||3500 zm|
It is often called the Orb of Weight by some players due to its heavy weight of 150 aum.
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When carried, the Orb confers warning, half spell damage, half physical damage and acts as a luckstone. When applied, it acts as a normal crystal ball. When #invoked, it allows the player to level teleport.
When read, it gives this response:
It is signed: "Odin."
Despite its weight, Valkyries should hold the Orb in open inventory, since it essentially doubles your maximum HP.
Some say that Odin himself created this ancient crystal ball,
although others argue that Loki created it and forged Odin's
signature on the bottom. In any case, it is a powerful
artifact. Anyone who carries it is granted the gift of
warning, and damage, both spell and physical, is partially
absorbed by the orb itself. When invoked it has the power
to teleport the invoker between levels.