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A magister is essentially the New Crobuzon term for a judge in charge of criminal sentencing and orders for Remaking.


All magisters conduct court behind an assumed false name, a nom de jure, and a physical mask, which they do not remove while working.

Although the New Crobuzon government emphasizes that magisters are both "servants of the law" and citizens like everyone else, they have a reputation for issuing disproportionately cruel sentences, often involving Remaking.

Known magisters[]

  • Magister Legus - The magister who sentenced Toro to be Remade with her deceased baby's arms grafted to her head around 1779, and the lover of mayor Eliza Stem-Fulcher as of 1804.