The Axis of Pythia is a two-foot high metal arch on a marble base. It was forged from the tripod of the Delphic Oracle, the three-legged golden stool in the temple of Apollo at Delphi where the priestess sat while giving responses to those consulting the Oracle. Among its many mystical powers is the ability to find entities across dimensions. In 2002, the Axis being held in the vault of Chandler's Auction House, an establishment firmly rooted in the black market. Angel uses the Axis to locate Cordelia .