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A Pentagram is a five-pointed star. One is used in Small Favor


Small FavorEdit

Main article: Small Favor

In Small Favor, per Harry, the Pentagram is a five-pointed star. The center forms a pentagon. That is where you contain whatever it is you're trying to contain. The pentagram is a symbol of power that has many uses depending on how it is employed. Most often it is used to isolate or contain an entity. The bigger it is made, the more juice it takes to keep it going.[1]

It's true north is the direction of the first line. Most often it's drawn from the bottom left to the topmost point as the first stroke. that is the way it's drawn when you want to defend something, ward something off. or banish an entity. Drawing it differently you can build a cage or open a doorway for something.[1]

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Small FavorEdit

Main article: Small Favor

In Small FavorHarry Dresden investigates a burning building with its face blownoff at the request of Murphy. Murphy notices that the rear of the building smells of Hellfire, and suspects magical involvement. Harry finds a sigil painted in blood and looking similar to a pentacle. Harry points out how the sigil has the five points of the star go outside the circle and that on his pentacle that he wears, the points only touch the outer circle. Harry says that it's uncomfortably like a combination of a pentacle and an anarchy symbol. — Magic unrestrained. Looking around he discovers that the sigil is only one of five reflective points with energy source coming from a different location. A beam came in from somewhere else: a whole lot of heat energy. — The beam streamed from one reflector to the next melting holes through the building. The reflectors formed the beam into one huge pentagram at ground level. One other weird thing about it, was that there was no trace of the magic when there should have been a lot of it. Like they wiped their magic prints clean.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Small Favor, ch. 04

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