Caustram: The Judge


The law is a covenant that binds all; no one is exempt from it.

A righteous law is easiest to enforce, but all laws must be upheld. Change comes from implementation of the law, not from personal feeling or affection.

Death is the final law, which all must obey. Thus undead are the anathema not only of life, but of justice.

Only Caustram himself may judge the whole of a life. Thus, judge based a person only on the facts you know of their life.

Tales and Associated Deities

Caustram’s face is said to be the first thing a departed mortal sees when they begins their journey home. As the judge of souls, Caustram decides the fate of each spirit shuffled off the mortal coil. His famous hammer, Judgement, is his gavel and the model for the favored weapons of his mortal followers. His holy text, Lex Omnibus, is the favored tome upon which formal oaths are sworn (and less formal vulgarities often invoke him).


Foremost and certainly most famous among Caustram’s followers are the Hunters of Caustram, begun as a paladic order with the express purpose of rooting out and destroying undead, especially powerful and sentient entities. The order has grown to accommodate rogues, wizards, and the occasional bard, but is foremost a martial order, favoring its paladins, rangers, and clerics.

Among noncombatants, Caustram is widely revered among judges and magistrates, with his holy symbol on prominent display in the Hall of Scales in Thraknor. Merchants who worship neither Altmyr nor Phaervyll occasionally pay lip service to Caustram, especially when they want to appear trustworthy.


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