Dungeon Crawl Classics
Justicia, the Helmless Vigil
Justicia (jus-ti-shuh), the Highest Magistress, the Restoring Flame, the Helmless Vigil, is the goddess of mercy, justice, and defensive com- bat. As the patroness of judges, law- men, and knights, she oversees jus- tice in all its forms, be it in a court of law or the field of battle. As the patroness of guardians and the benef- icent, Justicia seeks to remedy all hurts and redeem all evil. Those who admit their crimes can find forgive- ness with the Restoring Flame, but when evil fails to repent, she burns with a purifying fire. Though she favors the moral virtues of good, Justicia usually remains impartial to the laws of the land in which she is revered. Justicia is the wife of Gorhan—she is the voice of reason behind his unwa- vering valor. She is depicted as a statuesque knight in silver armor. In one hand, she holds the scales of jus- tice, and in the other, a gilded longsword. Long dark hair spills from her head. She never wears a helm, preferring to look into the eyes of those she judges. When armored, clerics and paladins of the Highest Magistress shun the use of visors, preferring open-faced helms as they march into battle.
The domains associated with Justicia are Good, Healing, Law, and Protection. Her favored weapon is a longsword. Her symbol, a shield bearing radiant eyes with a longsword held against its face, is often merged with that of her hus- band’s in joint worship.