Sphere of Aquillia
The core of the legend is that a powerful sentient sphere wreaked havoc on the Oronian Empire on the continent of Skiak Trya. There are many variations, one of which tells of a single warrior wielding it as a weapon and others where it controlled an army. Regardless of the variation, the sphere was said to control the minds of its targets and anything it touched would be consumed by it. Only after the Archmage Aquillia managed to capture the sphere did the destruction end. There are other variations on how she captured the sphere. The legend continues that they were to lock away the artifact away from anyone so its corruption could not spread. Some say their aim was Agura while others claim it was the Forgotten Zone. The artifact was lost in a storm on their journey and it was never seen again.
There are archeological clues that state the artifact is real. Several ancient Oronian sites have depictions of a pure black sphere. The sphere can even be found in the caves of ancient Sand Elves. Aquillia is known to have been a real person, as there are records deep in the Oronian archives that speak of her deeds, however none have found official records speaking of Aquillia and the sphere leading some scholars to believe it never happened.
The Sphere of Aquillia is a widely known myth through the Oronian Empire. While it is well known, it is often a story meant to scare off children from going to unknown places or even a fear of the sea. The name Aquillia has also become a popular girl's name, especially among parents that wish to have their children become mages.
One painting was done by the famous artist Barbatia Orientia. On a mural in the heart of Oro it depicts the battle between Aquillia and General Mettius. Her depiction of the Sphere of Aquillia has been reported as "disturbing" as its design draws in the onlooker to it from anywhere on the mural, a notion that the sphere was ever present in the minds of those on the battlefield.