Ceremonial Inquiry

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The Ceremonial Inquiry is a formal, closed trial of a Koriani initiate who has broken her vows of obedience. During this trial, only the Prime Enchantress, the Ceremonial Inquisitor, and the initiate are present. The Ceremonial Inquisitor dresses completely in black, and speaks for the Prime Enchantress (since she will not address oathbreakers directly). The ritual of this trial predates Koriani residence on Athera.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Curse of the Mistwraith

Third Age 5637: Elaira is judged for her actions in Erdane through a Ceremonial Inquiry.

Fugitive Prince

Third Age 5653: Lirenda is judged in Capewell for her role in the Riverton affair.

Peril's Gate

Third Age 5670: Lirenda is judged in Highscarp for the geas she set on the Jaelot guardsmen.