Lore for Friday - From the Campaign Setting Pelinore (TSR UK, 1984-85). The Knights Ocular - This is a lawful group made up of mainly fighters, but also as varied as cavaliers, assassins, rangers, and paladins. Their main goal is to be observant of those who are suspected of breaking the law and then bringing them to justice if they are indeed found to be miscreant. They are utterly ruthless and utterly lawful.
The Knights Ocular sound like a great “state security” organization to throw into a campaign. They could be the fantasy equivalent of secret police, FBI, and Interpol all rolled into one. The “utterly lawful” and “utterly ruthless” characteristics could even make this organization a great recurring antagonist for a party that solves problems by skirting the edge of whatever is the strictly legal code of the kingdom or world in which the campaign is set.