Paronder was a belief that Mystra or some other entity or force of the multiverse promoted a law of cosmic balance, so that those who did something would be rewarded in the same way. For instance, if someone did something good, the cosmos would do something good for them, but if they did something evil, they would be repaid with evil, and so on.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

According to Elminster Aumar, the term was named for a human sage named Paronder, who first promoted the belief that the practice of magic had its own tenets and principles, and that studying magical theory would be something useful to those who sought to wield and understand magic.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

One of the main practitioners of this philosophy was the archdevil Klaskornus, although Elminster believed that his motives were far from selfless.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ed Greenwood (September 2013). “Eye on the Realms: The Sundering: To Rule Two Worlds”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #427 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36.
  2. Ed Greenwood (September 2013). “Eye on the Realms: The Sundering: To Rule Two Worlds”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #427 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 38.
  3. Ed Greenwood (September 2013). “Eye on the Realms: The Sundering: To Rule Two Worlds”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #427 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37.
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