Qadi is a term used by the Tal'mahe'Ra to describe an interpreter of the law who, with other qadis, adjudicates the policies of the Sect. When capitalized, the Qadi refers to the entire group as a whole.
The Qadi are the judges and tribunal-leaders of the Tal'Mahe'Ra. They interpret and adjudicate the millennia-old, impenetrably complex, and wholly alien body of True Black Hand policy. What informs the reasons they construct and apply rules may not be visible or even comprehensible to outsiders or lesser True Black Hand members, and their outlook is often colored by the religious principles of the sect as much as it is by the material needs or historical traditions of the faction. A great deal of politicking happens behind the scenes among the Qadi, who are old and terrible monsters who have the ability to rebuild the dogma of the in their own image, one aspect at a time.