Splotchers are a type of object used in the sport of splotching. They are brightly colored balls that are known to come in blue, pink, purple, and orange. In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, they are used in the Ultimate Splotching Championship, in which the prodigies faced off in order to get a pardon. These objects are later referenced to be used by the Councillors in their own championship of sorts. Then again in Lodestar, they are mentioned to be used when practicing outward channeling. They are similar to paintballs. When they hit a surface, they burst, covering the surface with colored slime corresponding to their outside colors. If telekinetically thrown too hard, they may hurt, although it is extremely rare to be badly hurt while splotching.