The Silver Spike is a metal piece which serves as a prison for the soul of the Dominator. It was presumably created by The Lady and her Taken. The spike was pounded through the Dominator's head, and his soul was captured within. It was then pounded into the trunk of a sapling which is the avatar of a god provided by Old Father Tree, in The Barrowland. It is stolen afterwards and hidden in the city walls of Oar. The Spike infects the hand of one of its thieves with a deadly disease, which is transmitted through contact. The artifact also caused violent riots throughout Oar. It is ultimately locked away by Darling and the Father Tree.