We are the ones how to reveal what is hidden in darkness, we are the ones who burn it away with the purest flames, we are the defenders of the lands of men for those who would see to destroy it. If we must dirty our hands we shall gladly do so for we shall be cleansed of our sins once our time comes through the will of the Exalted. Let all who follow the path of false gods and darkness fear us, for we are the Inquisition and you shall receive no mercy from us. - Oath of the Inquisition.
The Inquisition is divided into several different offices that are responsible for the works of the Inquisition, These are the Inquisitorial Board, Fists of Cleansing, Deafened Wings, Inquisitors of Truth, and the Chroniclers of Remembrance.
Inquisitorial Board: The Board is the leadership of the inquisition and is made up of veteran Inquisitors that are responsible for assigning missions and are in charge of trials conducted by the Inquisition. They are influential in political circles as well.
Fists of Cleansing: The military branch of the Inquisition is made up of highly trained soldiers that are often called when dealing with armed forces that they are often after.
Deafened Wings: Spies that have eyes and ears everywhere to retrieve information about possible investigations and threats. Along with the usual assassin assignments on targets that can’t be touched by the Inquisition.
Inquisitors of Truth: The ones there truly given the title of Inquisitor. Once they are given an assignment are sent out to investigate possible cases that may involve dealing with possible threats and call upon military aid if needed.
Chroniclers of Remembrance: Those responsible for keeping records on past cases and books that involve magic, supernatural, and paganism. By keeping records of these things it making dealing with threats much easier the facing them blindly and unprepared.
The Inquisition has always been cautious of those around them as they have always been. Their duty requires secrecy and investigation to achieve their goals. Making themselves suspecting anyone they might think may be hiding something. Trust is considered a foolish concept and everyone is to be suspected.
Being a MemberIt is not for the faint of heart for someone to join the Inquisition as what life you once belonged to them when you become one of them. Of course, they don't just let anyone join them as their line of work can't afford to have those who are faint of heart and second guess themselves too much. One must have one of three traits or all three would be preferable, fanaticism, intelligence, and perception. These are what make someone a candidate to join them in their pursuits to rid heresy, paganism, and corruption from among their midst. It is a holy commitment that one must follow as their work is for the betterment of the world by ridding it of all the taint that is hidden away in the darkness with only the light of their fire to burn it away for good. No one is above suspicion and everyone is a suspect with their as deception and lies are their sworn enemies and must be exposed for the greater good to be achieved. No matter who costly or gruesome it has to be to achieve it. That way no one will be giving you a pleasant greeting when you show up like nothing ever good happens when a member of the inquisition comes around as someone will most likely be arrested or killed by the time their investigation is over. Never shall anyone be as feared and despised as a member of the Inquisition and not even its members are safe from their gaze either as they often watch its own members in case they ever turn rogue or fall into the corruptions of darker forces at work. It is a thankless job if there ever was one, but a necessary one to ensure that the Western Lands do not fall into another crisis or dark age like so many times before. Sometimes lesser evils need to ensure that the greater evils cannot rise to power and cause more destruction to everything around them. You just have to ensure that you follow protocol when you have to, make sure you are thorough in an investigation, and deal with all the paperwork in your field reports and you will be fine and not investigated and tortured for the slightest chance that you may betray the order. At least the salary is good and you won't have to worry about money problems ever again you with them. It's best not to ask for your resignation from your post either as the information that you may know is something that they do want to be left out to the public and the deeper you get in the harder it is to get out.
What People Think of youSince the founding of the Inquisition, much of the Western Lands have been afraid of it due to the tactics that often cause the demise of someone around them whether they be guilty or innocent in their eyes. No one is safe from them whether they be a beggar or a king when they start to search for the evidence you best hope they never find anything or you may never see the light of day again like so many others before them. Why might you ask that people tolerate such people in the first place well it is mostly them being backed by the church and the fact they are capable of wage war on their own if anyone ever gets any ideas. So it's best not to try to do anything stupid or you will most likely be branded a heretic and hunted for the rest of your days until they finally catch you. But it's mostly because they are willing to terrible things for all the right reasons no matter how extreme they may be. As they have saved the lives of tens of thousands and even more depending on the scenario. They have even been reforms to the organization as a whole to keep them under wraps to ensure they don't go overboard. Though many have doubts that it will actually stop them from doing their usual work behind closed doors and away from prying eyes. So the fear lingers and stays with them and even the simple mention of them can cause a panic if they decided to show up unannounced.
The main purpose of the Inquisition is to seek out and eliminate are signs of heresy, paganism, dark magic, and corruption whether they were done by the hands of mortals, the supernatural, or gods.
The Inquisition is a large number of resources throughout the Western Lands, with several strongholds and offices in several regions. Along with soldiers and agents that are stationed with them. Along with their v=backing from the Church of the Spirit and Flame they almost unlimited resources at their disposal.