Order of Solicitors
The Order of Solicitors is a civilian organization of law enforcement devotees in the Tapani Sector. It can be roughly grouped into two levels:
- A Solicitor is assigned to oversee the Order of Solicitors in a District, such as Solicitor Catherine Sakai overseeing the Procopian Shipping Lane in the name of Count Gregor Vortapani (in this instance, legally a separate person from Emperor Gregor; the Procopian Shipping Lane is one of Gregor's "Districts" because its navbuoys must be maintained by a unified system, rather than piecemeal by each Count whose territory it traverses).
- A Lord Solicitor is assigned to each of the major Houses in the Landsraadt. He or she will be much more informed about -- therefore, unfortunately, more likely to have to wade into -- political machinations as the Houses maneuver for power. It is therefore important that a Lord Solicitor must not be Vor, and must originate from one of the locations directly owned by the Vortapani family line.
- The Grand Solicitor is the head of the order. This person is traditionally considered to be the Voice of the Emperor in all matters, save when the Emperor speaks directly (and officially). To disobey, deceive, or harm the Grand Solicitor is high treason as much as it would be to do so directly to Gregor himself.
All members of the Order of Solicitors are, at least slightly, sensitive to the Force. They are trained to sense the truth when it is presented, although that is complicated by the fact that a witness's "truth" is what that witness considers true; it is when conflicting "truths" are provided that a Judge or Solicitor really goes to work.
The Order of Solicitors is loyal to
The Order's members have titles, rather than ranks, to emphasize their position as a civilian body who believe that no one person is above nor below the Law.