Plane of Justice  

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The Plane of Justice


The Plane of Justice is a somber, bleak realm consisting primarily of a large prison. Beings of all races are sent here for severe crimes against their society or against the gods. A council of six entities, known as The Tribunal, governs the plane. They act as judge and jury, deciding the guilt or innocence of the creatures brought before them and choosing the proper punishment. A warden controls the administrative side of the prison. Dark, axe-wielding guards maintain tight security and dispense executions with ruthless precision.

At the center of the prison is a large courtyard where a guillotine, a tree with a noose, and other instruments of executions are found. The cells nearest the courtyard house the inmates scheduled to be imminently executed. The halls of the prison are busy with the marching of guards who keep a constant vigil and the scurrying of rats and other vermin. Escape tunnels exist behind a hidden cell in the southeast corner, chiseled out over the years by prisoners seeking to flee, or at least hide. Recently, deadly creatures have entered the deeper tunnels effectively prevent any further work on them.

Prisoners in the Plane of Justice come from a wide range of backgrounds, places, and even eras. Those convicted are never punished purely for who they are in terms of mortal origin; rather device judgment is based on actions they have taken within the framework of the society and culture form whence they came. Time does not pass in the planes as it does in mortal realms, so there are beings here from civilizations that no longer exist upon Norrath.

Aside from personal vendettas, the prison population is generally divided into two camps – the humanoid and the bestial. In addition to the major Norrathian races, creatures like the aviaks and the ottermen are at odds with Akheva, froglok, ghouls, evil eyes, and other beings of fiendish origin. While exceptions do exist, it generally behooves one to take a side in this dispute – or life can become rather uncomfortable.

A number of spirits can also be found among the jails. Some are remnants of those who have died there; others are ghosts of prisoner's victims who have come haunt those who have wronged them.

The Warden

The current warden, Jacosh Steldenn, has a slightly different agenda than the pure justice of The Tribunal. Once a very fair-minded being, he slowly became frustrated with the limits of his position and power. He commands the loyalty of a subset of the guards who carry out his own judgment, rather than that of the council. He seeks ways to circumvent the rulings of his authorities when he does not agree, arranging a number of "accidental" escapes and secret torture sessions when he thinks it necessary. He has thus far been discrete enough that the Tribunal is not fully aware of his transgressions, but they have been watching him more carefully.

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