Blessed Athames are very rare, magical, razor sharp knives. They are 2 inches (5cm) long and they are renowned for their ability to break magical seals. During the Empire-Avernum War, the Empire stole one that was hidden in the Waterfall Warrens and built a huge fortress full of eyebeasts, gazers and undead. The Empire War Heroes raided the huge complex and used the athame that they retrieved to break the guardian runes in Garzahd's fortress. During the Tower of Magi disaster, the Surface Explorers found a blessed athame on the altar in the temple, and used it to destroy Linda and her portal being controlled by Grah-Hoth.