Once he had finished the engraving of the runes along the metal gyroscope, he closed up the shell which wrapped around the entire assembly. It was a beautiful gold color with ports on either end which allowed a view into the mechanism and crystal. He pulled a metal rod towards him which was attached to a handle which was linked to a strange device which hummed with electricity and power. He put the sphere onto a cradle which was also connected to the humming device and then he began to touch the edges where the sphere met with the metal rod, and it began to spark, welding the seam shut with a special metal amalgam that he had created the sphere out of. It was incredibly conductive and was one of his most useful inventions from when he had served the royal family.
He finished welding the device shut and turned off the humming machine, hanging the handle back onto a holder on its side and he moved the dark lenses from his face. He then picked up a polishing material that he would use to smooth the surface of the metal to eliminate the appearance of the seams, as well as to make it beautifully shine in the light. He then pulled out some fine engraving tools, mounting the sphere onto a bracket which held it fast without leaving any marks or indentation on the metal. He looked at his design from his notebook, and he began to engrave both strange and mundane shapes and symbols over the exterior of the sphere. It was long and tedious work, taking him several hours to finish. However, as he did, the crystal inside the device began to vibrate with a frequency unlike any he'd ever heard before.
They gyroscopic dynamo inside began to rotate without any sort of power being relayed into it, and the sphere began to vibrate in the clasp which held it tight. The crystal began to darken intensely, seeming as though it was pulling the light from the air around it. Silas looked on in fascination as the device he had designed sprung to life, unaware that at this very moment, the crystal was pulling a soul within it to power itself. In his design, he had used a language that hadn't been used for enchanting before, and it looked like no language that existed in this realm. The symbols were beautiful and foreign and felt like raw power to him, a power that he wanted to bend to his own will. Suddenly, the crystal burst to light as it had finally gained what it desired. A soul had been pulled within and trapped, a necessary component which he had not anticipated. The shrill vibration of the crystal had ceased, replaced by a serene humming as the runes on the gyroscope inside and the symbols on the outside shone faintly with a blueish white light.
Silas eyed the device with fascination, his dull green eyes having shifted to a vibrant emerald hue in his excitement and he began to pick up the sphere, holding it in his hands and feeling the latent energy which it exuded. "I....I've done it! I DID IT!" he laughed and shouted into the air with a brash excitement reserved for a younger man, holding the sphere so gently yet so firmly in his slightly trembling hands. He had no idea what he had wrought or its purpose, but that was half of the fascination with the sciences. You never knew what you were making until it was complete, and even then, its use may not be so readily apparent. Little did he know, his construction would have far-reaching and widespread implications, one that would not go unnoticed through the realms.