Lanterns in the Mist
Chief Justice of Lepidstadt
Chief Justice Ambrose Khard is a dour man in his eighties. He speaks with a deep, commanding voice and suffers no nonsense in his court. The Chief Justice carries the court gavel—a mallet of black ebony the Justice uses to keep order—and wears a huge cartwheel ruff to make him look even more imposing. He has the power to have people removed from court, discount evidence, and issue punishments (up to hanging) for lying to the court. Any levity in the court is punished by a fine or overnight imprisonment for those who take his court too lightly.