|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Gavilar gives a sphere to Eshonai on the day of his assassination and tells her to give it to the Five after a conversation about Parshmen and Parshendi. The sphere given to Eshonai is described as having a dark yet faintly violet glow that she seems to believe is Voidlight.
Later that day, Gavilar gives Szeth a similar black sphere at the end of their fatal duel. The sphere given to Szeth is described as small, crystalline, tied to a chain, and glowing with a black light that he has not seen before. Gavilar says that Szeth must take the sphere so that "they" do not get hold of it; it is unclear to whom he is referring. Szeth later hid the sphere in Jah Keved.
Brandon has confirmed that both of these spheres contained the same thing.
At the Battle of Thaylen Field, Dalinar Kholin traps the Unmade named Nergaoul in the King's Drop ruby which subsequently glows with a dark, bizarre light. Navani Kholin says it reminds her of a sphere that Gavilar had. Navani does not appear to be aware that there was more than one sphere; she also believes that Gavilar "made" the sphere she saw.
Brandon has not explicitly confirmed what the black spheres contain. He has said that the sphere's light is different from Stormlight, related to Odium, and that "it is what the third book (Oathbringer) implies it is."
Before giving Eshonai a sphere, Gavilar tells her that slaveform came about after an "ancient, crucial spren" was captured. The Urithiru gem archive refers to the Bondsmith Melishi planning to capture an Unmade to deny the use of Voidlight and Forms of Power. A "strike team" (presumably of Knights Radiant in support of Melishi) was subsequently sent to imprison Ba-Ado-Mishram, whom the Radiants believe to be the source of Voidlight. Based on the fate of Nergaoul in Oathbringer, this could mean that Ba-Ado-Mishram is trapped in one or more of the spheres.
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