Frames are one of the two major classes of Norb that make up the population of the Norb Network, though they are far outnumbered by Platforms. Frames are lifeforms that have been implanted with an Artificial Telepathy Interface System, allowing them to be connected with the rest of the Network.

Nearly all frames are implanted with cybernetics designed to aesthetically appear similar to the concept of a "cyborg" from science-fiction, in order to prevent confusion when distinguishing between common animals and Norb frames. An exception is made for frames that are intended to spend their time in the Ashkathi Union, as the Ashkathi are off-put by the overly-visible modifications, and frames with no visible modifications are preferred.