Rewnys was convicted for merely disparaging the Empress, yet they found it reason enough to execute her. She hides within the aqueduct, the sole refuge from the Empire's tyranny. So intense is her hatred for their authoritarian regime and her desire for life that she is already beginning to lose her humanity.
See Paranoid Rewnys.
Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself (e.g. "Everyone is out to get me"). Making false accusations and the general distrust of others also frequently accompany paranoia. For example, an incident most people would view as an accident or coincidence, a paranoid person might believe was intentional. Derived from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, "madness"), from παράνοος (paránoos, "demented"), from παρά (pará, "abnormal, beyond, beside") and νόος (nóos, "mind, spirit") plus -ia "medical condition".