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|Piece of Zerstörer's Staff|
|Owned by:|| Knights Templar (formerly)|
SERT Team Leader
|Purpose:|| Heal wounds|
Other unknown purpose(s)
|Location:|| Constantinople (formerly)|
Catacombs in the Black Forest (formerly)
Tunnels beneath Nick and Adalind's Loft
A Piece of Zerstörer's Staff, also known simply as the stick, is a very powerful object that seven Knights Templar hid in the Black Forest in the early 13th century. It was one of many pieces of the staff that belongs to Zerstörer after the staff was split into many parts at one point. ("Zerstörer Shrugged")
The Knights Templar, who were all Grimms, discovered the object after sacking Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. The knights, who worked for the seven families, decided that it was too dangerous to give to the benefactors of the houses they served, so they carefully hid the treasure in a catacomb in the Black Forest in Germany and created a map consisting of seven sections, each on the handle of one of seven keys. For centuries, it was believed that the treasure was so powerful that it would allow the Royals to rule the world if it fell into their hands.
After Nick came to possess five of the keys, he and his friends were able to identify the location shown on the map as being the village Wolfach in the Black Forest. Nick and Monroe traveled to Wolfach to find the long-buried treasure. There, they fell into the catacombs ("Key Move") and finally were able to discover the treasure, which was hidden behind seven glowing skulls positioned in the shape of a "G," as well as a shield with a cross on it. After removing the shield, they found a metal box with seven keyholes which they brought back to Portland.
In the spice shop, they gathered with Rosalee, Wu, and Hank to open the box. Because Nick only had five of the seven keys required to unlock the box, he had to pick the last two locks. To remove the seal between the box and its lid, the blood of a Grimm was required. Upon lifting the lid from the box, they discovered what appeared to be a stick, wrapped in cloth that had an unknown language written on it. ("Into the Schwarzwald") The group decided to keep this discovery a secret, ("Silence of the Slams") and Nick hid the box behind the bricks of a wall in a tunnel beneath his loft. ("Lycanthropia")
In the attempt to decipher the writing on the cloth in which the stick was wrapped, a thermographic image of the cloth was taken. The image clearly showed the location where the stick had touched the cloth. Nick, Monroe, and Rosalee were able to figure out some of the meaning of the words that were on the cloth, which pointed to the double-edged sword of the stick's power: "miracle" and "hazardous, perilous, threatening, or dangerous." ("The Believer")
Later, Nick showed the stick and the hiding place to Trubel due to her also being a Grimm because he wanted her to know about it in case anything should happen to him. ("Bad Night") His hiding spot eventually was revealed to Eve and Bud as well when he struggled to part with the stick. ("Trust Me Knot")
The only power or property that the stick is known to possess so far is the ability to heal. After having retrieved the treasure box from the catacomb in the Black Forest, Monroe was bitten by an Ungeziefer Greifer. Back at the spice shop, the wound only continued to worsen, and Rosalee noticed that Monroe had blood poisoning. Nick and Hank tried to help Monroe up the stairs from the shop's basement to take him to the hospital, but suddenly, the wound started healing. Nick noticed that he still had the stick in his hand from unwrapping it and guessed that it must have been some healing power of the stick that cured Monroe. ("Into the Schwarzwald")
In a fight with Bonaparte, Eve was impaled by a shard of broken glass and bled heavily. She was taken to the loft and Nick got the stick from its hiding place. When he touched the stick to Eve's wound, it closed. Soon after, during an attack at the loft by Black Claw, Nick was shot multiple times, first by an attacker with a shot to his back and then by another attacker with three shots to his chest. However, he still had the stick in his pocket, and both times got back up again despite appearing to have died after enduring the shots to his chest in particular. Nick then noticed that the chest wounds had healed. ("The Beginning of the End")
Soon after Nick had healed Eve with the stick, she started convulsing and woged into her Hexenbiest form, painfully writhed around on the floor, and passed out, subsequently retracting. When she regained consciousness, she didn't understand what had happened and was much more emotional than her usual deadpan self. ("The Beginning of the End")
Nick also has experienced side effects that appear to be caused by him carrying the stick on himself for a prolonged amount of time. These side effects include him becoming overprotective of the stick, developing a desire to have it on him at all times and the belief that he should be the only one to decide what to do with it. When putting the stick away, he experienced increased levels of stress and could seemingly only focus on carrying the stick on himself once again. Eve made the observation that the stick appeared to have bonded to Nick in some way, as demonstrated by it acting defensively when it was taken from him by the SERT Team Leader. ("Trust Me Knot") Nick has expressed that he feels like he needs the stick and is having trouble not thinking about it. ("Oh Captain, My Captain") ("The Seven Year Itch")
Another side effect for Nick was the fact that while he was at work, Eve took the stick out of the box, causing Nick to become light headed. ("El Cuegle")
The first demonstration of the stick's power to inflict damage occurred when it released a shock wave that knocked out an entire SERT team after the SERT Team Leader had taken it from Nick. ("Trust Me Knot") None of the SERT team members knew what had happened when they regained consciousness.
While Nick got light headed when Eve took the stick out of the box, ("El Cuegle") the stick burned her hand, causing her to quickly drop the stick and have flashbacks of Nick using the stick to heal her. ("The Beginning of the End") The burn on Eve's hand soon formed into one of the symbols that Eve could see on the cloth as a result of her death grip experience. ("Fugitive") ("El Cuegle") Eve then entered some type of trance and started carving symbols from the cloth into the surrounding tunnel walls. She could only remember feeling as if she had to do this and was unable to leave, feeling her body become to weak to do so whenever she tried. ("El Cuegle") ("The Seven Year Itch") ("Breakfast in Bed")
It was discovered that the stick could be used to activate a portal to the Mirror Dimension by contacting a mirror with it. However, the stick can not pass through such mirrors, as Diana explained that the stick does not belong in the other place. ("Where the Wild Things Were")
The stick not only healed Eve's glass wound, but it made it so her soul wasn't as dark as it originally was from her past actions. Because of this, she was able to be affected by the death grip of a Black Claw agent. The grip causes a trade of a pure soul for freedom from hell. The grip put Eve into a deep trance where she was able to see three symbols on the face of the dead agent's face that were also on the cloth that was wrapped around the stick, and she was the only one able to see said symbols on the cloth after her death grip experience. ("Fugitive")
The cloth was first discovered in "Into the Schwarzwald" wrapped around the stick and, with the help of infrared thermography, was found to have several things written on it, some of which was in an unknown language. The words were found to be both auspicious and foreboding and included "miracle," as well as "hazardous, perilous, threatening, or dangerous." ("The Believer") Beyond what was written on the cloth, however, it was first discovered, via the death grip that Eve went through, that it had symbols on it as well. ("Fugitive") Through the help of Diana's powers, she could see many more symbols and writing all over the cloth, and she drew a picture depicting exactly what was on the cloth, something no one else could see, including Eve. In the group's initial research efforts, they could not find what the symbols meant, even when going as far back as 2,000 B.C. Everyone acknowledged they had never seen anything like the symbols before, though Rosalee stated that she didn't think the symbols were numerical. ("Trust Me Knot")
As Monroe, Rosalee, and Eve continued trying to decipher the meaning of the symbols, they found that they were from many different cultures in very different eras, including the Sumerians and Mayans. Their first breakthrough came when Monroe recognized one symbol as being the constellation Pleiades, noted for its seven stars. Monroe noted the symbol was typically associated with times of mourning. The group soon began to theorize that the symbols on the cloth were a map of the stars, which could serve as a way to tell time. Rosalee and Eve continued to try to find the meaning of the symbols, and Eve proposed that they may be able to tell what day the symbols were a map of by using them in correlation with the position of the planets in the solar system. Rosalee then used a program that could roughly calculate dates based on planet position, and, when using Diana's drawing of the cloth's symbols, found that it matched up with an alignment projecting to a date in the future: March 24, 2017. ("Breakfast in Bed") Rosalee and Eve later confirmed with Monroe and Nick that whatever was coming, it was going to happen sometime close to the March equinox. After two incidents where both Eve and Nick saw a strange, black skull-like creature with glowing green eyes in the mirror of the loft's bathroom, ("Blind Love") and then the same creature reached out of a handheld mirror to choke Eve at the spice shop, Eve and Nick both agreed that "something" was starting and that there wasn't much time before it would come. ("The Son Also Rises")
After Renard saw Diana draw the symbols, ("Blind Love") he contacted an old acquaintance of his from Russia, Dasha Karpushin, to get help trying to figure out what they were. She told him that the symbols were an ancient prophecy that predicted that something would come from an unknown place and that, while it could be something good, it was probably bad or something worse. ("The Son Also Rises")
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