My DM is about to run us through a heck of a campaign. I don't know what to expect, but he has told us that anything goes. All non-homebrew source flies, and he has challenged us to make the most powerful characters we can. I have done quite a bit of research, and have learned about some really broken things such as tainted scholar, incantatrix, shadowcraft mage, etc.. The thing is we only start at level 3, and I know this guy is going to be trying to kill us right out of the gate. I need an optimized/broken caster that gets going as soon as possible. I'm not looking for Pun-pun levels of broken, but pretty much anything else goes. We have a healer, so I don't absolutely have to have divine casting. It would be nice, though. I will be filling the sorc/wiz slot of the party, so skirting around spells per day, spells known, etc. would be nice. I've even heard of a way to get spells as a free action, though I have no clue how or if it's End game brokenness is extremely important, but early access to overpowered glory may be important to making it to that point.