The Varlokkur are a group of spell-casting judges charged with keeping magic in the city of Absalom within acceptable limits. They answer to the city’s third Spell Lord, but their legal training is the responsibility of the city’s First Lord or Lady of Laws.
They investigate crimes with a magical element, try to ensure spells are not use to pervert the course of justice, and hear any crimes with a strong magical element or involving a known spellcaster.
They also seek to enforce the laws making the casting of specific spells illegal within Absalom. In particular, they have the authority to judge that a new spell is essentially identical to an outlawed spell, and so is similarly illegal.
In order to better perform their duties a number of the Varlokkur have decided to employ a number of field agents to assist in their city wide investigations. After several months of vetting, shadowing, training and testing only a handful of applicants remain from the dozens that originally applied. These final few applicants are about to embark on their final assessment to see if they are worthy to act as Agents of the Varlokkur.