Author: Kyria d'Oreyn
He and Thad Torfinn want Faile to pass judgment over their dispute about the boundaries of their fields. Since neither of them knows where the boundaries lay, she makes them divide the difference. They seem to be satisfied with it, even though the Village Council would have told them to do exactly the same thing, which actually happens to be the reason why they didn't take it before the Village Council (LoC, Prologue).
"A few questions made it plain that neither Thad nor Jon really remembered where the boundary lay -- apparently they had been arguing it since before she was born -- so she directed them to split the difference. Which seemed to be what each had thought the Village Council would decide, the reason for keeping the argument between themselves so long." (Faile about Jon and Thad; Lord of Chaos, Prologue)