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The Sheriff is the chief inquisitor of the Prince and is responsible for enforcing his decrees and upholding the laws of his domain, including Lextalionis of the Traditions. Some Sheriffs are diligent masters-at-arms and truly believe in serving Kindred society by keeping the city as orderly as possible. Others are thugs who love the power the position affords them, and abuse their authority to torment those beneath their station. A Sheriff may appoint deputies to assist him (or the Prince may appoint them, in the interests of curtailing a Sheriff’s overt power).
The Sheriff acts as an enforcer and investigator inside his sovereign's domain, and is vested with the authority to "request" that any Kindred accompany him/her for questioning and judgment; as a result, the Sheriff is typically immune to the powers of the Keeper of Elysium. The Sheriff's duties are often physical in nature, but in most domains it requires a more cunning approach and a great deal of political sensibility.
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