The sword Apolena used for beheadings had the power to cut through iron. She had perfected her swordsmanship for a good reason: to slice off the heads of criminals in her capacity as an executioner. As the prisoners lined up on death row, Apolena cast a merciful gaze upon those whose heads she would soon send rolling. The criminals who noticed her gaze said in unison, "Thank you, executioner." Even so, the so-called "Gentle Executioner" did not smile.