The Whisperer in Darkness
Though not an uncommon spell among powerful wizards, the Sphere of Professor Wistark Shizbitts has some unique characteristics. The most obvious of these is that it often appears to be sentient – witnesses claim to have seen a face in the sphere and some have even heard the deep rumble of a voice.
It is important to note that this is only the appearance of sentience. Unlike a summon, a spell is not capable of independent thought. Quentin Dovestone, a fellow wizard of Mali, theorises that the Shizbitts Sphere is evidence of deep mental instability in the professor. He adds, “It is possible that the fool even has himself convinced that the Sphere has some form of intelligence”.
As per usual, Benin University claims that Professor Shizbitts is travelling and will therefore be unavailable for comment.