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Lewis Powell’s Pickaxe
Pick axe 1

Origin

Lewis Powell

Type

Pickaxe

Effects

Causes stab wounds without touching a person

Downsides

Makes the user look suspicious and give contradictory stories

Activation

Making a hitting motion towards someone

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Alcatraz-3563

Aisle

64296-7344

Shelf

287629-1038-643

Date of Collection

August 17, 1974

[Source]


OriginEdit

Lewis Powell was a Confederate soldier wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg. He moved to Maryland and was recruited by John Wilkes Booth to help kidnap American president Abraham Lincoln. The plot changed to killing the president, alongside vice president Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War William H. Seward. Out of the six conspirators, Powell was the one assigned to kill Seward.

Powell made his way into the house as a doctor and proceeded to slash Seward and his family members. However, Seward survived due to a metal splint protecting his broken jaw. Powell ran away and threw the knife into a gutter. He then grabbed a pickaxe and pretended to be a common laborer. He reached fellow conspirator Mary Surratt’s inn the same time as the police and was questioned. He lied he was a poor wage worker, but his clean clothes, unused pickaxe and filled wallet said otherwise. Powell was arrested and sentenced to death alongside three of his co-conspirators.

EffectsEdit

The pickaxe creates stab wounds without touching a person. The pickaxe needs to be slashed in the person’s direction and then they will appear. It will also make the user look more suspicious to anyone that sees them. They will be unable to tell a coherent lie and will be quickly found out due to the many inconsistencies in appearance, order of events and logic.

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