Goblet of blood
The Goblet is a communication device for supernatural beings. It is mainly seen used between demons but the demon Brady uses a goblet to communicate with Pestilence and the angel Virgil uses it to speak to Raphael. This method of communication is very effective and appears infallible. It can work over large distances, and even through different dimensions, such as from Earth to Hell. As a magical object, it still functions even when used on an alternate reality where magic does not exist.
- The same design of goblet is used by Meg, Duane, Brady and Channing. It is silver, maybe 6-8 inches in diameter and has grotesque faces in relief around it.
- The goblet is operated by filling it with fresh human blood and doing a Latin incantation
At the end of the episode Meg kills a driver who has picked her up and uses the goblet, starting with the incantation "Tire quiero patem me a di" as she swirls the blood with her finger.
We then hear her side of a conversation with someone:
- Meg:It makes no sense. I could’ve stopped Sam. Hell, I could’ve taken them both. Why let them go? (Pause, as she listens) Yes. (She pauses again.) Yes. (She pauses one more time.) Yes, Father.
Meg has a goblet of blood on the altar she uses to control the daevas. We hear her speak to YED through the goblet, while Sam secretly observes her:
- Meg: I don’t think you should come. (pause) Because the brothers, they’re in town, I didn’t know that...(pause) Yes, sir. (pause) Yes, I’ll be here, waiting for you.
Duane Tanner is leaving town and slashes the Sarge's throat and uses the goblet to reports that "It's over, you'll be pleased. I don't think any more tests are necessary.The Winchester boy, definitely immune, as expected. Yes, of course. Nothing left behind."
Lilith is passed the goblet of blood by a demon.
Brady: (A fly comes out of the Goblet) Sir, great news on the vaccine trails the reults have been... really quite grotesque I think you'll be pleased. (Another fly comes out) How soon? Distrubution the scare I mean, we do need some humans we can't possess them all and don't get me started on the teamsters (Pauses) I know, I'm doing my best (Pause) Yes sir, The best of someone better. I will, of course.
The demon Ellsworth uses multiple goblets to speak to his hunters.
The demon possessing Channing kills Channing's roomate and uses the Goblet of Blood to communicate with Crowley. She speaks the words "Inferni clamavi ad te regem sermonos meos," which means "I have cried to thee king of hell at my word." She tells Crowley that while Kevin Tran hasn't shown up, the Winchesters are looking for him, and that Dean has returned from Purgatory.
While trapped by Sam, Crowley bites him to get his blood in order to make a makeshift communications device similar to the goblet of blood and call for help.