The Orb of Wisdom was one of the nine original Orbs sent to the Bajorans by the Prophets from the Celestial Temple.

The Orb of Wisdom like the majority of the orbs was confiscated by the Cardassians during their occupation of Bajor. After the Cardassian withdrawal from Bajor they maintained possession of the orbs, the Orb of Wisdom ended up on the third planet in the Cardassia system where the Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek was able to procure it in 2371. Zek then took the Orb to the Bajoran wormhole hoping to use it to communicate with the Prophets with the aim of a profitable outcome. The plan was a partial success, but upon making contact with the Prophets they chose to devolve Zek to an earlier less profit driven Ferengi, in this state Zek planned to give the Orb to the Bajorans for free. However this coupled with a number of other unprofitable acts allowed Quark to figure out what had happened and persuade the Prophets to restore Zek, after which he point he once again planned to sell the Orb back to the Bajorans. (DS9 episode: "Prophet Motive")

In 2372, the Orb of Wisdom was at the centre of a conflict between the Bajorans and the Ferengi. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule)

In 2373, Kai Winn Adami consulted the Orb of Wisdom. (DS9 episode: "In the Cards")

In April of 2376, at a secret meeting of high ranking Vedeks, Sinchante Jin suggested consulting the Orb about how to deal with the Ohalu Prophecies. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)

By September of that year, the Orb of Wisdom, along with the other eight orbs, was being stored at Ashalla when Bajor was infested by Parasites (DS9 novel: Unity)

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Bajoran orbs
Orb of ContemplationOrb of DestinyOrb of MemoryOrb of PossibilitiesOrb of Prophecy and ChangeOrb of SoulsOrb of TimeOrb of TruthOrb of UnityOrb of WisdomOrb of the EmissaryOrb of Peace Bajoran icon image.
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