The Consul branch deals with laws and law enforcement, and their members are either training to be city guards, rangers and other forms of police, or as magistrates and lawyers. If they choose police work then they are trained in unarmed combat, the use of the baton and the use of the crossbow. Just as important, they are trained in when such skills are needed and in what not to do. Torture for example and the beating of those who are not in a position to fight back is strictly forbidden.
They are also taught in how to cultivate informers, how to testify properly in court and how to see the signs of those who are possibly dishonest Unlike the Curatios who are normally welcomed anywhere, they mostly tend to be found only within the “civilised” countries, although they can be sometimes found in out of the way locations. Most rulers welcome them, as they are useful for keeping law and order. They are either paid by the cities or, in out of the way places, by the wronged person. In the latter case half of the fee is up front and the other half is paid if the criminal is convicted. Again, there is a sliding fee scale as there is with all the branches of the Order.
Others become lawyers for the defence and the prosecution and often reach the rank of magistrate or judge, but these will rarely be found in out of the way areas.
Their motto is “Punish the Wrongdoer” and their symbol is a golden baton upon a purple background. There are persistent rumours that chapters of the banned and malignant White Knights http://strolen.com/content.php?node=1328 have infiltrated them. The Consuls of course hotly deny this which only makes the rumours grow like a rash when it is scratched open.
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