Red-eyed dust bunny
Always wondered about their initial appearance in D&D. IIRC, the funky shapes, powers, circular orbits, and some of the colors seem to be mostly a D&D creation. Vance's stones absorbed magic, trailed in a cloud, and changed color as Morreion regained his memories. They were also powerful artifacts, not magical utility items.Nope. They do have the spell absorbing ones. They must have just gone hmm, this isn't enough to fill an article, what other cool things should these be able to do; and then thought up a bunch of variants. You've got to invent your own fluff.