Inquisitor

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The Inquisitor Class is identical as far as the rules are concerned to the class of the same name found in the Pathfinder Advanced Players Guide, p38. You can also find the information on the class on the Pathfinder SRD Website

Inquisitors of Tulun: Inquisitors of Tulun are a varied lot, as varied as the Gods they follow. Dedicated to rooting out corruption within the faithful and without, by far the most common of all inquisitors is that of the Church Inquisitor; one who speaks on behalf of the Church of the Twelve as a whole, giving no particular credence toward one deity or another, but rather the ideals and enforcement of the Church as an entity. Given wandering jurisdiction by the Church they work for, these Inquisitors act alongside – but often outside of – local law enforcement and where the influence of The Church is high (such as realms like Enotia and parts of Kajir), they can often work above and beyond the law if it results in an arrest or execution. Inquisitors dedicated to a single Deity do exist, but they are far less common than Church Inquisitors and are normally deeply religious (sometimes to the point of fanaticism) individuals who have had some direct contact with the God or their agents. These men and women are often closer to Paladins in their mindset than other Inquisitors and find themselves working with the Holy Warriors on many occasions.
A third group of Inquisitors of note are those who follow the teachings of “Ki” – they seek out a form of cosmic equilibrium, seeking to ensure the delicate balance of things is maintained. Often the hardest of the Inquisitors for others (and non-inquisitors) to understand, the Ki Inquisitors usually (but not always) come from the land of Omishiru, and can seem cold and unconnected to the suffering of others. To them, catching the criminal and making them pay is the important part of the equation; the safety and gratitude of any saved victims is secondary and often not even acknowledged. The fact that Ki Inquisitors are not actually on the side of “Good” is something people often do not recognize; Ki Inquisitors seek balance, they just happen to hunt down evil because there is more evil in the world than good. If the tables were stacked in goods favour, they would seek to remove notable “good” players to balance the score.

Inquisitors of Enotia: Inquisitors of Enotia are among the most well-known in the world. Where other cultures’ Inquisitors spend much of their time in the shadows, those of Enotia are considered “Holy Watchmen” and they are a truly intimidating bunch. With the weight of the Church behind them they frequently bypass local laws to catch those who are considered corrupted, and nobody – not even a King – is beyond their reach. Answering only to The Church, the feared Entoian Inquisitors consider the entire world to be within their jurisdiction and they act accordingly.

Inquisitors of Kajir: Though Inquisitors as defined by the rest of the world are rare in the West, the Kajirans do have their own form of Inquisitor, though they are less concerned with regional law breaking or holy retribution as they are agents of personal vengeance. In Kajir a man’s word and reputation carry a lot of weight and a betrayal is among the most heinous of crimes. Inquisitors are hired to seek retribution for major personal incidents, such as the death of ones’ family, false imprisonment and the like. As free agents, Inquisitors in Kajir follow their hearts, taking on jobs to avenge those who have been wronged and have no way of addressing the balance.

Inquisitors of Mor-Denoch: If the Enotian Inquisitors are the most feared due to their notoriety, they would be considered almost merciful when compared to the Inquisitors of Mor-Denoch. It is only due to the fact Mor-Denochian Inquisitors keep to the shadows and rarely leave witnesses that they are virtually unheard of outside of the underground Kingdom. People speak of them in whispers for they are the secret police of the Clerics, the sword-wielding hand to their instruction. Dangerous and callous in the extreme, many Inquisitors will find corruption where there is none to find, and they are rightly feared by the general populace.

Inquisitors of Midian: In any society there are laws that are broken and enforcers to maintain order. Within Midian, there are many laws and many enforcers. The Inquisitor is seen as the metal gaunlets around the iron fist of the Midain rulers. They find lawbreakers and bring them to account, rarely thinking of the morality of there actions. Some inquisitors do not work directly for the state and take a more personal approach to justice based on their own morality.

Inquisitors of Omishiru: Ki Inquisitors seek a balance in all things, searching for a kind of cosmic equilibrium. Most outside of Omisihiru truly understand their mindset, as they may appear to be doing good but they are usually more neutral in their actions. To them, the criminal needs to be caught and the balance addressed, but that may or not mean that others are aided along the way or as a direct result of their investigations. Omishiran Inquisitors often seem cold and unsympathetic to most peoples concerns, and to a degree this is because it is true. To them the solving of the crime is paramount, the approval of others is not.

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Inquisitor

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