Nicodemus Archleone carries a noose at his neck, which gives him access to certain kinds of magic.


Believed to be the noose Judas[Footnote 1] used to hang himself, it is a powerful magic object, capable of death and entropy curses.[1] The noose does not get soaked in blood.[2]

In the seriesEdit

Death MasksEdit

In Death Masks, the noose allows Nicodemus Archleone to cast a Barabbus curse against Harry Dresden.[3][1]

Small FavorEdit

In Small Favor, the noose protects Nicodemus Archleone from any harm except from the noose's itself. Archleone has worn it for centuries, a weakness which allows Harry Dresden to put Archleone in a corner.[4]

Skin GameEdit

In Skin Game, in an attempt of saving Harry Dresden from the attention of the Genoskwa, Karrin Murphy threatens to remove Archleone's noose from him and hand it to the Church. However, she fails.[5]


  1. Judas Iscariot - wikipedia


  1. 1.0 1.1 Death Masks, ch. 31
  2. Death Masks, ch. 20
  3. Death Masks, ch. 24
  4. Small Favor, ch. 10
  5. Skin Game, ch. 30
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