The Orb appeared from within a treasure chest in 2010, within the Forest of Dean to Agent Mortis and Dan the Cyborg.
The Orb is able to present images to an individual, causing apparent hallucinations (in Mortis' case relating to a previous encounter between Liam and "The Circle"). Mortis was driven to insanity, threatening to kill himself due to the effects of the Orb.
Liam and Dan were able to capture it after Mortis had passed out, and stored in the hub. Dan called the Orb "Martin".
After the hub was destroyed by a Zakatron ship, it is unknown whether "Martin" the Orb perished. It is uncertain what the Orb was trying to achieve, or even whether the images it presented were true or not.