No, they are not. The Egg is definitely related to the MPD. The balls in Die Rise are different. They have Chinese symbols on them. The two balls represent fire and light.
im sorry but they dont represent fire and light in wiki these are the " lions " that are were you put the orbs
(if the lion has the mouth open)
The lions are always presented in pairs, a manifestation of yin and yang
The male lion has its right front paw on an embroidered ball called a "xiù qiú" (绣球)
so the lions are both male in this case
xiù qiú are also called Temari and can be used as a toy as seen in this article
Temari are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty.
then it goes on to something that interests me
Also, the brilliant colors and threads used are symbolic of wishing the recipient a brilliant and happy life.
but the orbs are colorless so are they saying lets be friends but i will not make your life better i hope you will not have a happy life and as we know there is a chess board in 2 maps nuketown and i think kino now this is when it gets interesting
a article i found said that the stone lions are also chess parts in japan
is this all just a game under 2 players maxis and richtofen ( two-player strategy board game) are we just pawns in this.
give me feed back please!