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Nchaser's glowing orb[1] (also seen as Nchaser's glowing globe[2][3][4][5]) was a spell that created illumination in a glass globe.[1][2][3][4][5]


Nchaser's glowing orb created a permanently illuminated glass orb. The brightness, up to the equivalent of a continual light spell, could be controlled without concentration by the caster or subsequent owner of the orb.[1][2][3][4][5] There was no limit to the number of functioning globes a caster or owner could control at one time, varying the light levels individually or in concert. The orbs retained the original properties of the glass and could be moved but ceased operating if broken.[1][2][3]

In the earliest versions of the spell, ownership of a orb could only be transferred via wish, limited wish, or by touching it after the death of the previous owner. The distance that mental control could be maintained over an orb was based on the experience and intelligence of the owner. The more magic-using experience and intelligence, the farther away the owner could be and still control the globe's brightness.[4][5] Any person could be considered the owner of the orb but, in later versions of the spell, the owner had to be able to cast medium-level wizard spells in order to control the brightness.[2][3] The most recent version of the spell limited the distance of mental control to 30 feet (9.1 meters) but expanded those who could control brightness to clerics, sorcerers, and wizards.[1]


The spell required verbal, somatic, and material components. The two material components were a globe of blown glass (to contain the illumination) and a spark.[1][2][3][4][5]


This spell was invented by the accomplished wizard Nchaser and was recorded in his book, Eiyromancia.[3]