Human?/ Male/Middle Aged
He is of average build and height. His clothes are passible for his station, but you can tell he is not paying much attention to them. His hair and beard are kept very short and very neat. He is developing a salt and pepper look in his hair. His eyes are the only distinctive feature. With an overhanging brow, he seems to be perpetually squinting. His bright green eyes still shine even though they are practically veiled.
The Magistrate has something of a reputation for Solomonic wisdom and the determining of past events. While the magistrate is not a stupid man by any stretch of the imagination, his reputation stems from his assistant rather than his innate abilities. Grisus is that assistant.
Grisus was raised in a scholarly monastery after his mother passed. This clerical environment was unique as it actually studied scholarly material and magics, rather than simply focusing on faith and prayer. Upon achieving his majority, Grisus took the civil servant tests to become a magistrate. Grisus passed all the tests to be a magistrate with high marks, yet did not become one because of his lack of connections AND his apparent desire not to play courtly/ political games. So he was attached to a Magistrate as an assistant.
That was twenty years ago. In that time, he has used his keen eyes, his strong logic skills, and some alchemical abilities to assist the magistrate in determining the truth of the situations they have investigated. Together they have resolved the truth of many criminal and civil situations, and from that truth they have applied the law.
He has a small case of powders and alchemical tools that he uses to collect and understand the clues he finds.
In addition he has a number of powerful looking glasses, allowing him to see small things.
He is a fairly quiet man, always looking about and examining things. He seems distracted. He is always assembling evidence in his mind which will tell him what is going on around him and what has happened in the recent past.
He is not shy, just quiet. He often asks people questions, which sometimes seem out of context or distracting.
He will often ask indelicate questions, but he only does so when searching for the truth. Since he seems so innocuous that people often answer them.
He prefers things to people, as people are known to lie to serve their own ends (or that of their liege).
He has a pet ferret which is often hiding in his cloak.