|Created by:||Father Ignatius|
|User/s:||Father Ignatius |
|Obtained In:||Festival of Blood|
The Barbed Cross was created by Father Ignatius after Bloody Mary and her vampire followers began feeding upon the populace of New Marais. Its core was composed of wood from a crucifixion cross. The cross itself was forged from silver in Solomon's Temple and was then submerged in holy water in Vatican City. After its creation, it was blessed by the "Big Guy" himself. It was the ultimate weapon for slaying vampires and other creatures of the night.
Rallying the civilians of New Marais, Father Ignatius led the angry mob to the catacombs of New Marais where the vampires were hiding. Ignatius, with the Barbed Cross in hand, was able to render the vampires powerless and cause them to flee. The people of New Marais then caught Bloody Mary and burned her at the stake.
Years later when the priest died, the people of New Marais buried the Barbed Cross alongside Father Ignatius within St. Charles Cemetery.
Cole MacGrath's usage
Many years after the resurrection of Bloody Mary, a First Born robbed Ignatius' grave and took the cross. However, the Conduit Cole MacGrath also sought the cross in his attempt to defeat Mary. Eventually Cole was able to kill the First Born, only to discover it was gone. Later, he chased a suspicious First Born around the city. Cole recovered the cross after finally catching and defeating him.
Being a vampire, the cross burned Cole's hand when he tried to pick it up, but by using his powers, Cole was able to pick up the Cross and attach it to the stake he had created. While in his possession, the cross instant killed all regular vampires and dealt considerable damage to Firstborns. The Barbed Cross was used by Cole to confront and defeat Mary.
- When Cole acquired the Cross, all non-First Born enemies died in one hit.
- After defeating Bloody Mary, the Cross is unequipped from the Stake, possibly so that Cole would not be too overpowered in free roam.