Thursday, February 28, 2002
A dagger with gold wire wrapped around a hilt of rough deerhorn and a dull blade that may always have been so was found in the Ebou Dar cache (The Path of Daggers, A Quiet Place). It affected Aviendha strongly: she kept turning it over in her trembling hands and stared at it licking her lips when Elayne took it and put it aside. If you have the ter’angreal in your possession, the Shadow, including Shadowspawn and even the Dark One, cannot see you due to the warding it makes (Knife of Dreams, A Different Skill). The ter’angreal is called artham and was created late in the War of Power or during the Breaking, since Lews Therin had not heard of anyone succeeding in making one (A Memory of Light, Into Thakan’dar). Elayne gave the knife to Rand to take to Shayol Ghul so he could enter without the Dark One being forewarned.
Several knives that did have edges (The Path of Daggers, A Quiet Place) were also found in the cache and were taken to Caemlyn. It is not known if Elayne kept them with her or whether they were destroyed in the sacking and firing of Caemlyn.
Written by Linda, August, 2005 and updated March 2013