A big impact is right! Who knows what's next! Either A) he finishes his investigation, and brings hell down upon Fort Joy, or B) He... well... I killed every magister to ensure that there are no negative alternatives. But the implications! Imagine being in the final fight, bleeding from your lip while all your skills are on cooldown, the big bad about to smite you with his righteous fury, and then... BOOM! Paladin Cork and the Paladin Order swoop in, riding glistening white steeds, and start cracking heads and taking names. And while the paladins swarm the roaring boss, Paladin Cork offers you a hand, and your choices are to take it or take it fervently, and then you get the option to lean in for a passionate -
Actually, maybe he's just a side character.