Our quest for Orbs and their meaning takes us back to the North Sea Coast of Scotland. If ever there was a site ripe for spirited visitation, Dunnottar Castle may be it. Dunnottar is itself a ruin that bears mute testimony to untold suffering through battles, pillaging, imprisonment and torture. The very walls reek of these tales. The question for our ponder is, what do the Orbs tell?
Dunnottar's darkest moment came in May 1685 when 167 Covenanter prisoners, 122 men and 45 women, were locked in the Whig's Vault below one of the buildings in the Quadrangle. Some died of starvation and disease, while others were killed after trying to escape. The barely-surviving remnant were transported to the colonies where most died of fever.