- This article covers the inquisitor character class of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. For the Asmodean church organization, see Inquisitors (Chelish organization).
Grim and determined, the inquisitor roots out enemies of the faith, using trickery and guile where righteousness and purity is not enough. Although inquisitors are dedicated to a deity, they are above many of the normal rules and conventions of the church. They answer to their deity and their own sense of justice alone, and are willing to take extreme measures to meet their goals.
With disillusionment and low morales a frequent problem in the fight against the demons of the Worldwound, inquisitors of the goddess Iomedae are frequently found in the nations bordering the planar breach, particularly in Mendev. Likewise, in areas where Sarenrae's worshipers are persecuted, such as Taldor and northern Garund, inquisitors of her faith are more frequent. In nations with strong religious overtones such as Cheliax, Mediogalti Island, or Nidal, inquisitors often serve as both enforcers and investigators. In Razmiran, where false clerics preach the word of Razmir, false inquisitors can be found as well.