# Hoar's dogma seems to indicate to value true justice above the law. Are there further details on this in other sources?

One of Hoar's dogma (Uphold true and fitting justice and maintain the spirit of law, not the letter of law) seems to point to the fact that to a devotee of hoar justice is more important than law and law must not be taken literally but to be interpreted according to the alleged spirit of that law.

I would like to have more details on this but I couldn't find much on my own. Are there official sources that expand on this? Are novels considered official? I could accept quotes from those too.

I'm mostly interested to the Hoar before the spellplague (that is, I play using the Forgotten Realms Campaign 3.x edition) but any information on this will do.

• Your question "which side do you think is right" is opinion-based. Furthermore, alignment related questions tend to attract a lot of opinion based answer. Your question is likely to have a hard time based on those grounds, so I'd kindly suggest to rephrase it. I learned the hard way on one of my questions :) – Nyakouai Mar 19 at 13:19
• You might be able to get a workable question about whether or not the cleric's stance is in agreement with Hoar's dogma but the question of "would an [insert alignment here] character do X" is probably never going to work here. See this meta topic. – Carcer Mar 19 at 13:22
• May I suggest rephrasing this to something like Hoar's dogma says justice is above the law. Do official sources provide any further explanation of this aspect this god's dogma? – Hey I Can Chan Mar 19 at 13:37
• Sorry, but, on that last part — and how does this work for a LN character —, no; that will see the question remain on hold. Opinions on what lawful neutral means depend starkly on the individual. In fact, agreement on what any alignment means will be startlingly rare. You're better off asking that last part of the DM. – Hey I Can Chan Mar 19 at 13:48
• (Also, if you're going to ask only about Hoar's dogma, you may not care what edition of D&D it's from. If that's the case, consider tagging the question instead as dungeons-and-dragons and lore to broaden the sources answers can draw from.) – Hey I Can Chan Mar 19 at 13:52