This is a chunk of masonry from the British House of Commons. During the World War II Blitz, part of the House was demolished. This piece from the building's rubble absorbed "the concussive force of the entire German Luftwaffe." Artie refers to it as an "artifact nuclear device."
How It Works[edit | edit source]
The source of this artifact's power is hatred, because of all the military campaigns in history, Hitler's was the only one that was fueled by pure hatred. During the Luftwaffe's assault on Britain, this artifact was said to absorb the power of every bomb dropped. If this artifact were to be activated, it would unleash the whole power of every bomb dropped on Britain simultaneously, with a force equivalent to a nuclear detonation.
Destruction of the Warehouse[edit | edit source]
In Stand, Sykes embedded this artifact with a timer within his wheelchair. When he breached Warehouse 13 and retook the Collodi Bracelet, he left this behind to destroy the Warehouse. Despite various efforts by Pete, Myka and Artie to defuse the artifact, it exploded, killing H.G. Wells (who had initiated a temporary force-field from the Warehouse's own field) and by extension, Mrs. Frederic.
Defusing the artifact[edit | edit source]
In A New Hope, it was revealed that the artifact was fueled by hatred. It had been created by the Nazi hatred of England during the Blitzkrieg raids, and it was this that had transformed an ordinary chunk of masonry into an 'artifact nuclear bomb'. Pete, Myka, and Artie had to neutralize the bomb at its source; this meant finding Walter Sykes, whose hatred had activated the artifact's abilities.
The artifact was defused when Pete, Myka and Artie used Gandhi's Dhoti to neutralize Sykes's hatred (by placing it over his dying body), thus deactivating the piece of masonry.
History[edit | edit source]
The Blitz (from German, "lightning") was the sustained strategic bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941,during the Second World War. The city of London was bombed by the Luftwaffe for 76 consecutive nights and many towns and cities across the country followed. More than one million London houses were destroyed or damaged, and more than 40,000 civilians were killed, half of them in London.