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Judicator Caste
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Ruling caste




Kortanul (?—c. 1500)

De facto leader

Conclave (?–2500)
Hierarchy (Between 2500–2503–)


Protoss Empire (?–)

AraTribe SC-BG-BW Logo1a Conclave (?–2500)

ProtossLogo SC2 Art1a Protoss Protectorate (2500–)

Official language




The Judicator Caste is a collection of protoss tribes, acting as leaders and statesmen of the protoss. The other two Castes are the Templar Caste (the warriors) and the Khalai Caste (the workers).

The Judicators, descended from the first tribes to join the Khala at the end of the Aeon of Strife, were selected by Khas and his students to act as leaders.[1]

Before the outbreak of war with the zerg, the Judicators controlled protoss society for thousands of years, often through the use of subtle psionics.[2]

With few exceptions, members of the Judicator Caste avoid fighting, as they are more concerned with leadership, religion, and organization. However, members of the Ara Tribe formed the Conclave's guard. In addition, during the Great War, Judicators crewed Arbiter support vessels.[1]


Before the advent of the Khala, each tribe had a definite proclivity or strength. The dictates of the Khala advised a three caste system, which each tribe fit easily into.[3]

The Judicator Caste banned all xel'naga teachings but continued to allow the Shelak Tribe to access the archives.[1]


The Judicator Caste was controlled by the Judicator Assembly, which is in turn governed by a body called the Conclave.[1] The Conclave were a group of elders, chosen for their wisdom, knowledge of the Khala and adherence to the rules.[3] The Ara Tribe dominated the assembly and thus the Conclave.[1]

Known Judicator TribesEdit

Ara TribeEdit

Main article: Ara Tribe

Shelak TribeEdit

Main article: Shelak Tribe

Known JudicatorsEdit

Main article: Judicator characters


Sources conflict on the existence of the Judicator Caste in protoss society.

The Judicator Caste was removed from the protoss power structure following the Brood War according to Chris Metzen.[4] The Judicator Caste still existed by this point according to StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Twilight.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  4. Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  5. Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.

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