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An Orb of Translocation.

An Orb of Translocation is a swirling red orb of blood elven manufacture, a device used to teleport oneself either short or far distances within the world. They are common in Quel'Thalas.

There are five known connected pairs of orbs in Azeroth and Outland. The first and most-often used connects Sunfury Spire in Silvermoon City to the Ruins of Lordaeron in the Undercity, which were implemented to allow blood elf players in Quel'Thalas to travel to the "mainlands" without having to venture through the Eastern Plaguelands. Alliance players cannot use this orb. This is probably to prevent easy raids on Silvermoon City.

The orbs are also used in single buildings to connect from the ground floor to the top. Such locations include Duskwither Spire in Eversong Woods, Falcon Watch in Hellfire Peninsula, the Sun's Reach Sanctum on the Isle of Quel'Danas, and the Kael'thas-controlled Firewing Point in Terokkar Forest.

There is also an orb behind Kael'thas Sunstrider, the final boss of Magisters' Terrace, that translocates players to Vindicator Xayann at the Shattered Sun Staging Area.


  • According to Mathias Shaw, the one in the courtyard of Lordaeron is a gift from the blood elves to the Forsaken. He always reminds himself of it in case he'd ever need to escape from the Undercity, since he can at least attempt to negotiate with the blood elves, unlike the Undercity Guardians.[1]
  • Once a player has completed the Battle for Lordaeron scenario, the orb connecting Silvermoon and the Undercity can no longer be accessed from the Undercity's side; the orb is non-interactive, and curious players will almost certainly be killed by the blight. The orb is still active from Silvermoon, now transporting players to Zidormi's side, safely overlooking the charred battlefield in Tirisfal. Speaking to Zidormi will allow the player to travel to the past, before the Undercity's fall, which will reactivate the orb. Completion of the Inv shield 58 [Return to Lordaeron] quest line will also reactivate the orb from the Undercity's side.
  • During the early beta, the two orbs between Sunfury Spire and Undercity were actually two blood elves named Peoreth and Maltrake.


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