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Original Magistrate[ | ]


The Magistrate is a group in the Realm created following the end of the second and final of the Goblin Scourges. Led by Grand Magister Karne, the Magistrate is the leading power in the Realm, consisting of former Paladins and powerful magicians. Under their rule, the Realm's Golden Age of peace lasted for nearly a century. However, after accidents involving crystals began to occur, Karne decided to ban crystals from the general public in an effort to ensure peace and safety, though this ultimately led to the creation of the Resistance and subsequent Crystal War. The Magistrate may also call upon all loyal houses when needed, such as during the Crystal War itself, as well as when the Darkness monster Yagorath began to cause destruction.

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  • The Magistrate isn't, nor ever was, intended to be evil or more villainous than the Resistance. The Magistrate being painted in a more negative light comes from how the earlier days of the lore were more focused on the Resistance's point of view.[1]
    • By extension, this means certain descriptions of the Magistrate, such as in Inara, Sha Lin, and Ying's bios, are merely their own personal opinions on the Magistrate.
    • While the Resistance generally does not think fondly of the Magistrate, the same holds true in reverse, with the Magistrate viewing the Resistance as nothing more than a group of terrorists who upset the Golden Age and are trying to leave dangerous materials in the hands of questionable individuals that risk massive loss of life.
    • In the end, it's left to the individual to decide which of the two groups, if either, they believe is more in the right.
  • The Magistrate was created in Stone Keep, the same location the original Paladins fought off the second Goblin Scourge and brought peace to the Realm.
  • It was initially stated that the Magistrate was created several centuries ago, however, this was later retconned as the group only being founded around a century ago.[2][3][4]
  • The Magistrate largely controls Crosswind Hold and the Aico Tundra, as well as some areas in House Aico's homeland, but they don't have much influence in Marauder's Port and the Lunar Coast.[5] Though the Aico Tundra and House Aico's homeland are largely only under their control due to House Aico being loyal to the group, as the land the Magistrate controls shifts with the rise and fall of various houses.[6][7]
    • Greenwood used to be aligned with the Magistrate for a long time, but slowly shifted towards preferring the Resistance, at first remaining neutral in the conflict, before seemingly becoming hostile towards the Magistrate.[8][9][10][11][12]
    • The Magistrate troops Corvus led to the Shattered Desert in the End Times story arrived there via boat; it being implied necessary due to Greenwood's shift in allegiance.[8]
  • House Aico's relationship with the Magistrate is like that of a business partner. Lian, though, isn't very loyal and doesn't always listen to what the Magistrate requests of them.[13][14]
  • The Magistrate is apparently not known for being nature friendly.[15]
  • It's implied the Magistrate compensates individuals who have given them crystals or have their property destroyed as a result of the Crystal War.[16]
  • Outfits reminiscent of Vivian's are worn as uniforms by some within the Magistrate, including male members and guards.[17]
  • One of Octavia's teasers mentions several aspects of the Magistrate not seen anywhere else in the lore, this includes the "Crosswind Magistrate Legion", the "High War Council", and a "Grand Tactician". Nothing more about any of this is currently known, and none of these have been referenced at all since.


  • It is unknown if Terminus is still being used by the Magistrate due to Corvus being the one controlling him and Corvus obviously having been exiled.[18][19]
  • Vivian still works with the Magistrate in Deepwerks, despite being part of the Shadow Tribunal.[20]
  • Although Skye has been seen with the group and been mentioned to work with them, it's unknown if she's still part of it, as Vora's kill taunt towards her (▶️) implies she may have left.
  • Despite fighting Corvus' in his reveal trailer, Strix still works with the Magistrate.[21]
  • Old Viktor was shown fighting alongside New Viktor in Yagorath's card Futile Efforts, before later reappearing alongside New Viktor once again, this time with the addition of Octavia and Magistrate banners, in Octavia's card Dominant Dome.
  • During the Battle Suit Battle Pass, one of the challenges offered was: "Slay 11 different Magistrate Champions", obviously showing the group only had 11 champions officially part of them at the time.
  • Oddly, during the End Times event where champions were divided between Magistrate and Resistance, Fernando, Skye, Terminus, and Vivian were not available as Magistrate champions.[22]
  • As also shown during the End Times event[22][23], Kinessa, Maeve, Pip, Ruckus, and Seris were available for both the Magistrate and Resistance. The former two are thought to possibly have been hired, though the latter three's reasons are unknown; Pip being present is even more confusing, as his bio explicitly mentions he fights against the Magistrate.
  • During the Future's End update, Bomb King, Dredge, and Drogoz were added and shown fighting alongside both groups as well. The reason for all three of these characters fighting alongside the group is even more of a mystery.[24][25]
  • Seris and Zhin were also seen on the Magistrate's side during the Siege of Ascension Peak event.[26] Zhin is thought to have been hired, while Seris remains unknown. Why Seris got involved was never explained, though it was said the only reason Seris (alongside other seemingly odd character choices) was included when Siege of Ascension Peak returned in Siege: Beyond was merely because she was part of the event when it initially ran.[27]
  • When Siege of Ascension Peak was reintroduced as the third schism of Siege: Beyond, Corvus, Rei, and VII were added, though Octavia, Strix, Terminus, Torvald, and Vivian were unavailable as Magistrate champions.[28]

New Magistrate[ | ]

New Magistrate

The New Magistrate is the unofficial name given to the Magistrate following House Aico being given control by Karne, following his belief he had failed after Yagorath had been resealed by Azaan. Under House Aico's leadership, the group worked to bring stability back to the Realm.[29] Though this is still the same group as before, due to the large changes to the group as a result of the leadership change, this version of the Magistrate will be separate from the original.

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Major Factions
Magistrate  •  Resistance  •  Abyss  •  Darkness

Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness  •  Nature Protectors  •  Neutral

Bomb Kingdom  •  Deepwerks  •  Eternal Pyre  •  Followers of Io  •  House Aico  •  House Arturos  •  Outer Tribunal  •  Paladins (Former)  •  Red River Orcs  •  Sentinels  •  Shadow Tribunal  •  Summer Court  •  Tau-Kor Monastery  •  Thousand Hands Guild  •  Warders  •  Unknown Groups

Noteworthy Items / Forces
Crystals  •  Magic  •  Souls  •  Warder's Key  •  Warder's Relic

Notable Positions
Abyssal Lord  •  Border Lord  •  Grand Magister  •  Pyre Lord

The Realm
Abyss  •  Aico Tundra  •  Crosswind Hold  •  The Eight Oceans  •  Enchanted Forest  •  Greenwood  •  Lunar Coast  •  Seris (Village)  •  Temple Isles  •  Trade Row  •  Warder's Watch

Abyssal Creature  •  Animal  •  Construct  •  Darkness  •  Dragon  •  Deities  •  Dwarf  •  Elemental  •  Elf  •  Faerie  •  Goblin  •  Human  •  Leipori  •  Orc  •  Pyre Creature  •  Ska'drin  •  Spirit  •  Stagalla  •  Tigron  •  Transformed  •  Undead  •  Vulpin  •  Wyrin

Complete Timeline
Complete Timeline  •  Paladins Chronicles

Story Arcs
Crystal Arc  •  Darkness Arc  •  Ska'drin Arc

Time Periods
The Ancient Age  •  The Age of the Paladins  •  The Golden Age  •  The Age of Resistance  •  The Lost Future

Notable Events
Dragon Scourge  •  Goblin Scourges  •  Golden Age  •  Crystal War  •  Koga's Revenge  •  Destruction of Seris  •  Battle of Ascension Peak  •  Warders Return  •  The Fight of the Shattered Desert  •  Shattered Goddess' Return  •  The Summoning of Raum  •  The Darkness Released  •  Shift of Power

NPCs  •  Updated Bios  •  Alternate Realities  •  Canon Skins  •  Statues  •  Legends  •  Misconceptions  •  Retcons  •  Character Feats  •  Alpha Lore