"He is being stubborn. Physical pain isn't working so I guess we will use the rake." "The rake, sir?" "Yes, of course the rake. I don't like my orders being questioned, especially in front of the prisoner." "Uh, yes sir. I will get the rake." "Now while he is going for the rake let me tell you what is going to happen. You are going to be impaled upon the rake and your blood slowly drained. If you answer our questions to our satisfaction you will have a chance to survive. If not well it makes no difference to me, there are others who are likely to cooperate." "The rake, Sir." "Excellent Edmund. Now if you would be so kind. I have many questions for him and I need answers." "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" "Oh nice and deep, excellent. Now we will give him a few moments to consider his answers very carefully. While we are doing that I need the dipper and hose." "Very well, High Inquisitor."
Mechanics & Inner Workings
The rake is crafted with five hollow tubes designed to pierce the skin and draw off blood in a slow and painful way. The five tubes are attached to a single hollow tube which allows the blood to drain. The blood is collected in a bucket from which the inquisitor can then reinject into the one being questioned. This allows the inquisitor to lengthen the time they have with the detainee, to get the answers they want.
This device is used in the persuading of others to reveal the truth. This was by no means the only use for it. They found that it could be used to pierce dragon scales and cause them to bleed profusely.