"I certainly hope this Ser Jaymes has strength and fortitude that border on the supernatural," replied the former Paragon. "That's what it's going to take to cut Faren Mageslayer down. As I was fighting him, I was horrified to discover that his executioner's axe, which he calls Palach, or headsman, has a power and will of its own. When Faren himself is injured or exhausted, and his battle frenzy can't sustain him anymore, it's almost as if Palach itself takes over. That's how I lost the Duel of the Fates. I was about to make a coup de grace against Faren and make him fall to his knees in defeat, but then the axe shimmered with a violent jolt of electricity and spun toward me, pulling Faren along with it. Do I sound insane? I must. However, that's what I witnessed..."
She shook her head. "Palach was going to kill me. Faren couldn't control it. I don't know how a weapon can have such power, but it did. I swear it!"