More ratfolk, only this ones a wild one!
A judge in the Ratfolk judges the woman's disputes of hoard-rights and birthing-rights. Because she must remain impartial, she may wear no bells and must dance the silent dance with her sister judges, nor suckle child on her four teats. A judge is payed by a gathers worth of of scrounge by each party before the trial.
A Ratfolk woman whom wishes to become a judge must be mentored in turn for 3 weeks by all judges, then goes for an prolonged mentorship with the one who chooses her. After several years of training, the young one is given a full body tattoo in one night, with designs worked out by the apprentice and her mentor. This a very painful experience, and some do not survive. If they do ,they are a full bodied judge and may only be disposed by a successful accusation of Greed, involving both parties in the trial and a majority vote of the whole clan. Such a creature is Outcast.
This Judge is very young, but has already shown great wisdom in her decisions. Some have given her extra gathers in appreciation for her gifts. Sadly, this has caused some friction between her and the other judges.
So yeah, hope you like it.