Didn't Hourglass Mage assert that Raistlin was a renegade? I think it was some remark about his change of robe colors by having it dyed without telling the Orders.
Originally Posted by Cam Banks
In any case, I've been sitting out of this conversation mainly because I type something long-winded, and then I erase it. I go with the simpler rule. I think the conclave's rules of of renegade status is completely dependent on the Gods of Magic. If the gods say "kill that mage, he's a renegade to us," then that's that. In my mind, the Gods of Magic override all rules, and therefore they are the golden rule.
That leaves me more openings to tell whatever story I want in the game. The enforcement of the rule is the whim of the gods. Which means as DM, it's my whim to enforce it. I also follow the same guidelines in the Age of Mortals, where people have many choices of magic. The magic gods want to control the chaos, and continue spreading their influence, so each in their own manner are allowing various magic users to become registered members of the Wizards of High Sorcery. So all those guidelines about what is a renegade have become more relaxed because the gods of magic dictate to the heads of the order. Solinari cares more about doing good with magic. Lunitari cares more about choice in magic. Nuitari cares about seducing everyone else into his fold. That means they have to find the sorcerors, bard and others so as to track them.
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