Crystal balls were the most common of magical scrying devices.
The balls could be purchased or made with a variety of powers. At its simplest, a crystal ball allowed one to gaze into its surface and view another location as by the spell scrying. Other powers could be added, such as the ability of detecting the thoughts of a target at the observed location.
- Claugiyliamatar: a green dragon of the North.
- Fylanthalas: a famous wizard who once ran from a tavern when faced with a bill. His crystal ball was damaged during the daring escape and later kept in the Stop Hole Abbey of Daggerford.
- Maligor: the Zulkir of Alteration circa 1362 DR.
- Osorkon: a Ransar of Innarlith who had a large collection that he used to spy on people throughout the city-state.
- Priamon Rakesk: a member of the Twisted Rune.
- Ranthor: a wizard of Cormyr.
- Shal Desanea: a famous wizard hero from Phlan.
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