- For the novel of the same name, see: The Silver Spike
The silver spike was a thick metal nail specially forged and enchanted to serve as the prison for the "undying black essence" of the Dominator during the events of The White Rose. About one year later, the artifact became the epicenter of the turbulent events in Oar in The Silver Spike.
The White Rose[edit | edit source]
After the Dominator was defeated at the Battle of the Barrowland, the silver spike was pounded through his still-living, severed head, and his soul was captured within. Although this rendered the Dominator powerless, the spike could be used by others to enhance their power and commit great evil, so it needed to be isolated. To do this, it was then nailed into the trunk of the Sapling, which was the offspring of the godlike Father Tree. The small supernatural tree atop the Great Barrow was powerful enough to scare off even Toadkiller Dog.
The Silver Spike[edit | edit source]
About a year later, the inexperienced Sapling was burned by the spike thieves, led by Old Man Fish, who then stole the spike. They hid it in the city walls of Oar. The spike infected the hand of one of the thieves, Timmy Locan, with a deadly disease which is transmitted through direct contact. The evil artifact also caused violent riots throughout Oar. At the cost of many lives, it was ultimately retrieved by Darling and her associates, and finally disposed of by Father Tree "in the abyss between universes".