>Great Weapons can hold souls locally, much as the gods hold souls >in the Paths. Both GWs and the gods can release the soul for use >in a body. This explains what has happened with Lady Teldra, and >it explains how Aliera was preserved by Pathfinder. It might also >explain how Alieras soul was placed into the staff. I was always partial to the thought that Morganti weapons drew their power from the souls they had consumed, I'd think GWs work similarly, those just a theory.