The eight orbs are things of mystery. When the Starganauts find them on Sahara (Dalar 3), they have no idea of their capabilities or their histories. The only clues to their origins are texts carved on the walls of a cave in a plateau, which comes to be called the Orb Cave. These texts are written in eight different languages...one of which the Starganauts later identify as a dialect of Vexador.
The orbs are round, smooth, and uniform in shape. They are semi-translucent, like amber, with layered imperfections visible from the outside. The center of every orb glows. Although the Eight cannot figure out how they function, each crystal has a different color and represents an element or skill. Additionally, every Starganaut Form orb embodies a particular attribute or trait.