Father Dominic is the bishop's representative in Daughter of the Forest who comes to judge Sorcha in place of Father Stephen of Ravenglass. Richard of Northwoods is not happy about his involvement, as he is a shrewd man and will be sure to give Sorcha a fair trial, which Richard does not want. Father Dominic is described as plump, with rolls of fat under his chin, and having shrewd eyes. Sorcha notes that he does not have any liking for Richard of Northwoods.