This relic is, as near as anyone can make out, the
actual metal knife that Abraham supposedly hefted
while preparing to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's
command. The Host today prefers not to dwell on such
matters: in fact, if it weren't for its origins,
they'd probably be more than happy to get rid of it.
Possession of Abraham's Knife gives some interesting benefits. To begin with, anyone carrying it can never be forced to change his or her mind about anything. Balseraphs and Habbalah are well advised to not even try. Also, possession of the relic seems to bring with it a bit of God's supposed favor towards its original owner: all rolls made by the possessor will have the most favorable CD possible. This means, among other things, that an Infernal Intervention becomes effectively impossible to roll, and that any natural roll of 2 will be a Divine Intervention. Third, the relic has a Power of 6 and an Accuracy of +3 - and all damage done to Undead, Hellsworn and demons will also do an equal amount of celestial damage. Any servant of Evil that picks up the relic will take 3 Soul Hits per round, and all celestial damage done to him, her or it will be tripled.
That's the good news. The bad news is that possession of the relic means that you have effectively signed over your free will for the duration. The possessor will immediately and irrevocably decide to go about doing God's Will ... and if they don't know what God's Will is, they'll make their best guess. This includes servants of Evil, actually. The possessor will also tend to choosing a violent method of doing God's Will whenever possible. In other words, committing a sin - any sin - in the presence in the wielder of the relic will result in a violent attack, with no consideration given for mitigating circumstances or whether or not others may not consider the action to be a sin. Also, those that wield it will ignore such considerations as dissonance conditions or disturbance.
The Host tries to keep this relic locked up: only a Superior can safely use it, and they don't need the advantages that it gives. However, from time to time a particularly fanatical angel will figure out some way to steal it, and then the fun starts all over again. It's rumored to be even more Unbreakable than normal, which could be one reason why, say, Novalis didn't just bite the bullet and destroy the thing...
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