"As they fought, Galbatorix kicked Vrael in the fork of his legs. With that underhanded blow, he gained dominance over Vrael and removed his head with a blazing sword." (3.109)
"Who could have done…" He could not force out the words.
[…] "Those who love the pain and suffering of others." (18.32-33)
"That is Helgrind .It's the reason Dras-Leona was originally built . […] it's an unhealthy and malevolent thing." (32.14)