|Available in||Stronghold 2|
|Usage||Trying and sentencing criminals|
The Courthouse is a castle services building in Stronghold 2.
The courthouse is the main hub of justice delivery, where locked-up criminals attend their trial and receive their punishment by the judge. To operate, castle guards from nearby guard posts must deliver caught criminals, as well as a suitable means of punishment needs to be present. The courthouse consists of two sections; a dungeon and the courtroom.
Criminals in the dungeon stay there until a trial starts and continue to generate negative popularity. Trials can only start if there are punishments available for the criminal; the judge themselves can put criminals into ineffective punishments such as stocks and the laughing mask, but not the gallows. Advanced engines require the help of a torturer.