The Disir was the highest and most sacred court of the Old Religion, the very mouthpiece of the Triple Goddess. Three women were chosen at birth to be trained as seers and soothsayers and their only task was to interpret the word of the Goddess. When they sat in judgement, their word was final. Each of them carried a magical staff, forged using powerful sorcery.
They could give a runemark to those found wanting by the gods, but worthy of their judgement. The Old Religion held that the runemark not only contained a man's guilt but the path that the gods had chosen for him: that is why it was viewed as both judgement and fate. The people of the Old Ways believed that only the gods can alter a man's fate, and even then, only when he repents and appeases them.
The three soothsayers divined using an ancient pool, which was fed by the sacred spring at Caerlanrigh. The source of the spring was a grove of yew trees in the White Mountains, called the Grove of Brineved. There, the Old Ways are at their strongest, being the Caerlanrigh the very centre of their powers (The Disir).