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A Custodian was an official of Juniper charged with maintaining the most sacred place in the city, the Catacombs. They worked alongside the Inquisitors and the secret police of the Duke to enforce the city's cult of the dead. The Custodians sent regular street patrols to collect the dead from the poorest neighborhoods, especially the downtrodden area called the Buskin. They kept the goods and possessions of the deceased (and also took donations) to fund the Catacombs. However they never touched the sacred "passage urns" which accompanied each body and contained religious coins.

The only Custodian to be named in the Annals was Hargadon, who was the chief Custodian during Shadows Linger.

The group presumably led Hargadon's revolt after the Lady looted the Catacombs, and likely suffered the worst of the Lady's wrath when she struck back and devastated the entire city.

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