The white coats of Be Chuille's Inquisitors have acquired fame through the centuries, sign of inflexible virtue and unrelent zeal they can be easily recognized by anyone even in the most secluded villages.
The first time I did met his gaze, stern and powerful as steel despite his brown eyes, he was riding a chestnut palfrey in the center of his group. His immaculate uniform, after the long travel, stirred by a light breeze and contrasting with the crimson stripes and holy simbol with Be' Chuille's Heptagram. They took up the local inn and the man started to question everyone in the village.
The elements of the uniform
While during the time spent in their village most inquisitors will use the traditional cassock and stole, according to their rank which doesn't differ from the ones of the other member of Be Chuille's clergy, if on a mission they are expected to wear and take good care of their uniform. The uniform comprises a wide brimmed white hat with a magenta satin finishing, a white long, waterproof, two-tailed coat, a magenta shirt, a white leather waistcoat (that can be replaced by some stronger armor in dangerous missions), dark brown trousers, leather belt and riding boots.
We stood in front of three wooden pyres, on which were bonded a young girl and two slightly older men guilty, according to the inquest, of unorthodox use of magic. The girl was a seer that someone, during the questioning, accused to be a prophet of doom. The two young man were born with the ability to manipulate a small quantity of magic power and, I was told, not in possess of the documents that allowed them to be. The inquisitor asked them once more if they repented from their acts, the three young people looked around confused as wild animals in a trap. Then the man with the stern look, gestured to two man-at-arms that empty jars of oil on the wood and set it to fire. The flames and the screams rose in unison, I closed my eyes to prevent tears from run down my cheeks, when I opened them again the reflex of the blazing flames was dancing on the white parts of the inquisitor's uniform.
Materials and fabric
The leather used for the hat and waistcoat, varies greatly with the rank. The low ranks are made of less expensive cowhide leather tanned using chestnut extract to alter the color, going up to the ranks more expensive leather such as deerhide, various type of lizards skin, and at the highest rank white dragonhide leather (mostly used during parades). The coat is produced from woolcloth that has gone through a process of fulling to make it waterproof, this cloth is naturally white so it doesn't receive a dye. The shirt, trousers, belts and riding boots are more mundane and besides the color code there are no other restriction restrictions.
Weapons and other tools
Inquisitors are requested to take with them during a mission a lectionary booklet, that collects prayers to focus and screen the soul from evil, meditation exercises and the proceeding to instruct an inquisition trial. There are no restrictions in regards to weapon use but many inquisitor find practical to carry a hand crossbow, alongside a blade according to the martial training received. Unless they are priests, inquisitors don't carry a sacred emblem, but are expected to carry on themselves a brooch, often used to close the coat, with the symbol of the flaming eptagram.
Inquisitors are expected to take good care of their uniform while on a mission. To wash the coat, they receive a brush with rigid bristles and soap bars made of Red Heather. The fulling treatment, that wool receive, reduces penetration of dirt. To clean the waistcoat and the hat, they use bleaching stones, such as pumice, although the constant treatment will eventually damage the leather making it thin down.