The Confessors were an order of women first created during the Great War as a means of ascertaining the truth beyond doubt. One notable confessor is Kahlan Amnell who aids the Seeker of Truth on his quests, who later becomes the last Mother Confessor of the Midlands.
Created by a Wizard using an all powerful set of tools called the Sharkiah (were like big magical needles), the first Confessor was Magda Searus. The magic of the Confessors destroyed the person touched by their power; in the sense that such a person would lose their sense of self, and would submit their lives to the Confessor, and would do whatever they commanded.
The Confessors were soon instigated as the rulers of the Midlands, with their leader, the Mother Confessor, acting as the First Chair of the Central Council in Aydindril. However, after a three thousand year long reign, the Confessors were hunted down and murdered in their entirety by small groups of Darken Rahl's army called quads, excepting the last Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell and her sister who is brought back in another woman's body with dark magic.
- Kahlan Amnell - the last Mother Confessor
- Serena - the Mother Confessor before Kahlan
- Dennee - Kahlans sister
- Annabelle - was a Confessor until her abilities were absorbed by a wizard's quillion to free Richard Rahl from her magic.
- Josephine - Annabelles mother, died during childbirth.
- Nicholas Rahl