I'm playing a 9th level wizard, and playing him as a necromancer. He is nice and very outgoing, and has plans to build a city in which he will have a church for every alignment, as well as an orphanage. He is a dedicated scholar and has many ranks in every 'knowledge' skill. He has a code of conduct that he has installed for himself and follows the law everywhere he goes. But because he raises the dead, only for the purpose for helping people, such as harvesting crops, carrying goods, or whatever simple tasks are required, my GM has dictated that his alignment must be 'Neutral' or 'Evil', but not 'Good'. Many of my companions find problem with the animation of the dead, though they have no problem with resurrection, reincarnation, or any other means of utilizing a soul that has moved on, which continues to astound me and drives a rift between characters.

I believe that ones alignment should be based on what their motivations and reasons are, more so than the acts that they commit. Of course murdering a blind orphan is bad, but if it saves the rest of the town, and they have no other inclination to do it, then it shouldn't affect their alignment, though possibly over time if such an action were to be repeated it may corrupt their alignment.

I need to resolve the animosity between our characters, preferably without violence but a debate has yielded nothing but stubbornness. Any ideas?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. Please also tag this question with the system you're playing in (it sounds like D&D 3.5, but there's room for other possibilities) so we can tailor answers to your situation. \$\endgroup\$
    – BESW
    Sep 24 '14 at 4:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Indeed, this isn't really an issue that can be properly solved or responded to outside knowledge of what system you're using, so please let us know which one it is. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 24 '14 at 4:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ These two questions may be useful to you. \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Sep 24 '14 at 4:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Take arguments to meta, please. Beyond that, system and edition are important, as well as setting details if you have any. Alignment debates tend to be pointless on the surface of things without sources to cite. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 24 '14 at 5:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please clarify this one, I really want to answer it, virtually all my posts recently have been downvoted and I need a good question, I'm actually revising my draft of what will become my answer now (with little "fill in the blank" slots to pick different links and supporting arguments depending on which version of which game you're actually playing) ^_^ \$\endgroup\$ Sep 24 '14 at 10:56

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