The Quisitor, also known as the High Quisitor is a man that hunts witches as well as Spooks.
The entry for 'The Quisitor' in the journal of Thomas J. Ward.
The Quisitor hunts witches, but his victims are usually the falsely accused. Also sees a spook as an enemy of the Church. When he catches someone, he holds a quick trial. There he acts as judge. Uses swimming to test a suspected witch, throwing her into a deep pond. Innocent if she floats (sometimes drowns!) but guilty if she floats. Also uses a needle to find the Devil's mark, an area on a witch's body that's not supposed to feel pain. It's just cruel torture. After being stabbed with the pin many times, the poor woman's body becomes numb and doesn't feel the needle go in. If she doesn't cry out, she's guilty and burned at the stake.
The Quisitor becomes the executioner and organizes the burning. He's a cruel man and positions the stake carefully so that the victim takes a very long time to die. He's grown rich from the money he makes selling the homes and property of those he condemns.
Life and death
He is the nephew of Preistown's bishop and was killed by both the Bane and Alice Deane.