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Judge

These magistrates have the final say on the intent and spirit of the law. Properly exercised, the duty of a judge is the strict adherence to the law regardless of station, with minimal sentimentality toward rationalization and justification of why the law was broken. Yet expectations and practice are not always the same thing. For every unbiased justice, there is one who is zealously confident in their own agenda. In a court case or other legal proceeding, the judge is a 6th-level challenge.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 13

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JudgeCreature -1

LNMediumHumanHumanoid
Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 224
Perception +8; (15 to Sense Motive)
Languages Common
Skills Deception +8, Diplomacy +12, Intimidation +12, Legal Lore +16, Society +14
Str +0, Dex -1, Con +1, Int +4, Wis +4, Cha +2
Group Impression When the judge Makes an Impression, they can compare their Diplomacy check result to the Will DCs of up to four targets instead of one.
Items books (laws and rhetoric; worth 3 gp), gavel, judge's robes
AC 13; Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +14
HP 9
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action gavel +4 [-1/-6], Damage 1d4 bludgeoningMelee Single ActionSingle Action fist +4 [+0/-4] (agile, nonlethal), Damage 1d4 bludgeoningRanged Single ActionSingle Action gavel +3 [-2/-7] (thrown 10 feet), Damage 1d4 bludgeoning

All Monsters in "Magistrates"

NameLevel
Harbormaster3
Judge-1
Tax Collector-1
Warden6

Magistrates

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 224
Magistrates are the cogs and gears that keep bureaucracy running, moving the machine along under the inertia of the status quo.

Sidebar - Related Creatures At Your Service

Magistrates can conscript others into service in a variety of positions.

Harbormaster: Bosun, dockhand, guard, ship captain.
Judge: Captain of the guard, executioner, guard, jailer
Tax Collector: Captain of the guard, guard, jailer, watch officer

Sidebar - Additional Lore Delaying Tactics

A magistrate can weaponize the bureaucracy. A judge might enforce an archaic law generally ignored yet still on the books. A tax collector could ask for the seal of a lord who is out of the region. The harbormaster could require all fees in local coin, fully aware money changers won't be open for days.