A curved dagger with a gold scabbard worked in strange symbols. Fine gold wire wraps the hilt, which is capped by a ruby as big as Rand's thumbnail, and the quillions are golden-scaled serpents baring their fangs.

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch19 - When Mordeth takes the boys to the treasure stash in Shadar Logoth, Mat takes the ruby dagger.
    2. TEotW,Ch24 - Rand sees Mat holding the dagger. Mat admits taking it from Shadar Logoth.
    3. TEotW,Ch31 - Mat keeps touching the dagger
    4. TEotW,Ch33 - Mat holds the dagger against Mili Skane's throat.
    5. TEotW,Ch41 - Mat tries to kill Moiraine with the dagger.
    6. TEotW,Ch42 - Moiraine partially Heals Mat, but he still must keep the dagger until he is completely Healed.
    7. TEotW,Ch43 - Rand can sense the wrongness of the dagger when he is near it.
    8. TEotW,Ch50 - When Aginor and Balthamel arrive, Aginor points at Mat (who has the ruby dagger) and says that he guided them, "an old thing, an old friend, an old enemy."
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch5 - Moiraine tells Siuan about Mat and the ruby dagger.
    2. TGH,Ch6 - Padan Fain steals the ruby dagger.
    3. TGH,Ch7 - Moiraine, Siuan and Verin agree that Mat must go with the party chasing the Horn because only he can safely handle the ruby dagger.
    4. TGH,Ch8 - Siuan, Moiraine and Verin convince Rand, Mat and Perrin to go along to find the Horn and the ruby dagger.
    5. TGH,Ch9 - Rand, Mat, Perrin, Loial and a group of Shienarans led by Ingtar head out to find the Horn of Valere and the ruby dagger.
    6. TGH,Ch11 - Padan Fain puts the ruby dagger on top of the chest containing the Horn to guard it. The Darkfriends have seen what the dagger can do so they stay far away.
    7. TGH,Ch19 - Rand and Loial steal back the Horn and the ruby dagger. Rand opens the chest and Rand puts the ruby dagger in it for safekeeping.
    8. TGH,Ch30 - Darkfriends steal the Horn and the ruby dagger.
    9. TGH,Ch32 - Rand and company are at Barthanes Damodred's party trying to find the dagger and the Horn of Valere.
    10. TGH,Ch34 - Padan Fain brings the chest to High Lord Turak who can open it. He confiscates the Horn of Valere and the ruby dagger.
    11. TGH,Ch45 - Ingtar, Rand, Mat, Perrin and Hurin find the Horn of Valere and the ruby dagger in High Lord Turak's house. When Mat slashes a Seanchan soldier with the dagger, the soldier dies horribly in just a few seconds.
    12. TGH,Ch49 - Verin leaves with Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve and Hurin to take Mat, the Horn of Valere and the ruby dagger to Tar Valon.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch18 - Siuan Sanche and nine other Aes Sedai use the white fluted wand sa'angreal to Heal Mat's tie to the ruby dagger from Shadar Logoth.
    2. TDR,Ch19 - On waking, Mat still remembers the ruby dagger and wonder if they might let him keep the ruby.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch56 - Padan Fain misses the ruby dagger and intends to retrieve it from the White Tower.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Padan Fain wants the Horn and the ruby dagger. He can sense exactly where the ruby dagger is.
    2. TFoH,Ch19 - Padan Fain retrieves the ruby dagger. The evil of the ruby dagger does not hurt him.
  6. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch36 - Padan Fain slashes Rand with the ruby dagger and he nearly dies.
    2. ACoS,Ch41 - Rand tells Cadsuane, Corele Hovian and Samitsu Tamagowa that the ruby dagger is from Shadar Logoth.
  7. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch22 - In Far Madding, Padan Fain kills Raefar Kisman with the ruby dagger.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch5 - Rand trusts Corele more than most as she helped save his life after the cut from the ruby dagger.
    2. TGS,Ch35 - His return to Falme brings Rand memories of following Padan Fain, the ruby dagger and the Horn of Valere.
    3. TGS,Ch47 - After meeting with Hurin, Rand feels melancholy thinking of simpler days when he Hurin and Loial chased after Padan Fain and the ruby dagger.
  9. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Padan Fain carries the ruby dagger with him through the Blight. He carries it bare-bladed and regularly cuts himself, but he does not care.

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