Correct me if I'm wrong but according to wiki an axe has no elemental weapon skill for ruby?
You prolly don't have it, but Cloudsplitter ambers. Its on Farsha or the WoE equivalent.
sandy rank10 bastok rank 10 windy rank 10
WoTG - main story done with windy/basty story lines done
Parrying - 417. Done. No More of this grind.