During the Conclave of the White Council to determine Molly Carpenter's fate as an accused warlock, Lily, the Summer Lady, pins an oak leaf made of silver, intricately detailed on Donald Morgan, for his defense of the Venatori and for his assault on the Red King.
Lily also pins a silver leaf on Harry Dresden for his attack on Arctis Tor, causing the Winter forces to return home away from the borders of Summer, thereby allowing Summer to aid the Council in defense of the Venatori. She names Harry friend and esquire to the Summer Court and is granted a boon. This second pinning stuns the attending council members, most especially the Merlin. Harry really went to Arctis Tor to rescue Molly from a Fetch, but no one there is the wiser, Lily told what was true.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Small Favor
In Small Favor, Fix, the Summer Knight reminds Harry of the leaf that Lily, the Summer Court#Summer Summer Lady, gave him. That is all he could say, being under a compulsion of secrecy placed on him by his Queen, Titania of the Summer Court. Harry, realizing this, puts two and two together and figures out that Silver Leaf is has had a tracking spell placed on it and that is how the gruffs, Summer Court enforcers, have been finding Harry. So, Harry puts the leaf in a sack filled with catnip and hangs it over Little Chicago, Harry's tracking model of the city. He put his own spell on it and then let Mister, Harry's big tom cat, play with it for hours. That sends the gruffs all over he city seeking Harry in two and half feet of snow, giving Harry the freedom to work on his case.
- Main article: Turn Coat