Raistlin Majere by Nick Barfuss.
|Alias||Master of Past and Present|
|Birth||Corij 17th, 326 AC|
|Eye Color||Gold, Hourglass|
|Parents||Gilon Majere, Rosamun Majere|
|Siblings||Caramon Majere, Kitiara Uth Matar|
|Successor||Dalamar the Dark|
Raistlin Majere (RAIST-lin mah-jeer) ( Corij 17th, 326 AC – 383 AC ) was arguably the most powerful mage who ever lived. He was also one of the famed Heroes of the Lance, and was directly responsible for the defeat of the Queen of Darkness and her dragonarmies during the War of the Lance, although his part in that was largely to further his own ends. After the war, Raistlin raised the curse of Rannoch on the Tower of High Sorcery at Palanthas, and put his plan to challenge Takhisis for her position in the pantheon of gods into action. Tormented by the Dark Queen in the Abyss for many years, Raistlin returned to Krynn shortly before the Second Cataclysm, departing with the gods when they struck their bargain with Chaos in 383 AC. Raistlin played a brief role in the return of the gods to Krynn during the War of Souls, but never returned to Krynn.
Raistlin was born to Gilon Majere and Rosamun Majere in the town of Solace in 326 AC, shortly after his twin brother Caramon Majere. The younger of the twins, Raistlin was a difficult birth and was born feet first, which almost caused the death of his mother. Raistlin was not given much chance to live by the midwife, but his older half-sister, Kitiara Uth Matar, took to him at once and nursed him to health. Kitiara named him after a hero in tales told to her by her father, Gregor Uth Matar, who described the imaginary Raistlin as not the bravest or strongest, but the most clever and strong-willed who used his wits to outsmart his opponents.
Unlike his healthy older twin, Raistlin was sickly and small by comparison, and was constantly harassed by the other children, though he was protected by his older brother. Since Rosamun was prone to lapse into a comatose state on a regular basis and Gilon was away cutting wood for long periods of time, the twins were raised for the most part by Kitiara. However, Raistlin related well to his mother as he grew older, since he saw some of his gift for magic in her periods where she entered her comatose state.
At the age of six, Raistlin was taken by his father to study magic under Master Theobald. There are conflicting stories about how Raistlin was admitted to the school; one suggests that he was admitted by being able to guess the name of the school, Poolbottom, while another indicates that he was interviewed by the archmage Antimodes, who also paid his tuition while he was at the school and whom he corresponded with for the duration of his time there. Regardless, Raistlin was unpopular with the other students of Theobald’s school, who had given him the nickname of ‘Sly One’ and would constantly pick on him.
Although some accounts differ, Kitiara left home around the same time as Raistlin joined Theobald’s mage academy. She would periodically return home with small gifts for Caramon, such as a wooden sword, and though she felt great affection for Raistlin as her “first battle,” she did not relate well to Raistlin’s intellectual pursuits.
By 342 AC, Raistlin had been promoted to a novitiate at Poolbottom, and was growing into a considerably skilled young mage. His father was injured during a logging accident, and whilst dying the widow Judith denounced Raistlin as an evil mage, and the family as lacking of faith, which caused the accident. Gilon died a short while later, and then Rosamun fell into a trance which she never came out of and died. Left without parents, Caramon ended up taking care of his brother, refusing to leave his twin and adventure with his half-sister Kitiara.
The twins became friends with a young lad from Solamnia called Sturm Brightblade. On one misadventure, Caramon managed to knock himself out, and Sturm and Raistlin teamed up to capture a gang of thieves that were operating in Solace, handing them over to the town sheriff. Within two short years, the twins had expanded their circle of friends, and went on a number of adventures with Sturm, Tanis Half-Elven, the kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot, and a dwarven metalsmith named Flint Fireforge, who they journeyed with on the road to protect him from bandits when he would travel to sell his wares. One trip involved a boating accident in Crystalmir Lake, in which poor Flint was dropped in the waters.
The following year in 345 AC, Raistlin and his companions rescued their friend Tas, when they discovered he was being held by the renegade mage Rieve. Raistlin transformed his companions into animals, and they overpowered the renegade and forced him to leave the area. A short time after, the Companions again went on an adventure that ultimately led them to Karthay to undermine the plot of the Nightmaster, the minotaur high priest of the Church of Sargonnas.
On returning to Solace, Raistlin created a medicine to help Flint, whose joints were now aching so badly, he was bordering on being paralysed. On being healed, Flint determined to travel and sell his wares in Haven, and the twins chose to go with him. In the city, Raistlin discovered the widow Judith and the cult of Belzor. The young mage exposed the false god to undermine the cult, and later found Judith's body with Kit's dagger left in it. The twins returned to Solace to find that a plague has struck the town, killing Sturm's mother. Raistlin tended to the sick and dying, and afterwards was offered an invitation to take the Test of High Sorcery.
The Companions decided to split up in 346 AC, to find evidence of the true gods, and also to undertake their own personal quests. They agreed to meet again five years hence, at the Inn of the Last Home.
The Test of High Sorcery
The first part of Raistlin and Caramon’s journey after the Companions split up was to the mysterious Wayreth Forest, where the young mage was to take the Test of High Sorcery. At 20 years old, he would be the youngest mage to ever take the Test, but with evil spreading across the continent in the form of the Dragonarmies, the head of the White Robes, Par-Salian, needed “a sword” to combat the coming evil.
During the Test, Raistlin faced many challenges, but perhaps none as great as the dark elf that he was faced with as the final challenge of his test. At this time, the young mage was confronted by the archmage, Fistandantilus, and given a choice—either he could pay the archmage with a portion of his life-force in exchange for helping him pass the test, or he could be destroyed by the dark elf. Although he could have passed the Test without aid from the archmage, Raistlin accepted the Dark One’s bargain. With the power of Fistandantilus to aid him, Raistlin managed to defeat the dark elf and successfully passed his Test.
However, Par-Salian had one final portion of the Test which Raistlin had not completed yet. Although he had defeated the dark elf with Fistandantilus’ help, Raistlin lay on the ground, dying. Caramon appeared, and when another enemy arose to attack the twins, Caramon pulled an amber rod and a piece of fur from his bag in order to cast a spell to destroy the enemy. Filled with jealous rage, Raistlin used the last ounce of strength to kill his brother with his final spell.
Fortunately for Caramon, the person that Raistlin killed during his test was only an illusion, meant to teach Raistlin compassion. Regardless, the twins’ relationship changed dramatically after that, with one twin having watched the other kill him. Raistlin was changed as well: after the Test, his health was wrecked. His skin had turned to a golden hue, his hair had gone from brown to white, and he was given eyes with pupils in an hourglass shape, so that he might see time as it affects all things. Furthermore, Raistlin developed a terrible cough, for which the only remedy was a potent tea made of hot water, Marjoram, and several other ingredients. In addition to taking the Red Robes, Raistlin was also given the Staff of Magius, a powerful artifact from before the Cataclysm that belonged to the famous mage of the same name.
The Mercenary Years
With the Test of High Sorcery under his belt, Raistlin and Caramon traveled across the land, selling their services as mercenaries to whoever might grant them employment. The twins were able to successfully mix magic and steel, and survived many a campaign as a result.
In 347 AC, the twins joined the service of the Baron of Langtree, otherwise known as the Mad Baron. They also befriend the half-kender Scrounger, and Raistlin becomes a war mage, operating under the command of Master Horkin. The Mad Baron's army is sent to Hope's End to stop a rebellion, where Raistlin uses the Staff of Magius to kill the red dragon Immolatus who is there in human form. The Mad Baron's army turn against and defeat the forces of Commander Kholos, defending the people of Hope's End. The army moves on the twins stay with the army for a time before adventuring on their own once more.
The twins continue their travels for signs of the true gods, where Raistlin exposes a series of fraudulent clerics and charlatans, such as the Cleric of Larnish. On their travels, they encounter the kender Earwig Lockpicker and the Knight of Solamnia Gawain, and choose to aid the knight in breaking the curse of Death's Keep. The arrogant knight almost fall under the sway of the curse, however Raistlin is able to break the curse, humbling the knight and receives a vision of his future. Gawain returns to take care of his family, whilst the twins and Earwig travel to the city of Mereklar.
In Mereklar, the trio encounter Bast, the Lord of Cats, and undertake a quest from the council of Mereklar to uncover a murderer in the town. The twins discern that the mayor of Mereklar, Lady Shavas is the actual murderer, and also find out that she's a lich. Raistlin uses a strange poison on Shavas, which causes magic to reflect back on the caster, and tricks the lich into casting spells. Shavas is consumed by her own magic, and then Raistlin destroys her phylactery. On defeating the lich, Bast thanks the twins and they move on, also leaving Earwig behind with his new friend, the barmaid Catherine.
War of the Lance
In 348 AC, Raistlin and Caramon returned to Solace to reunite with the other Companions who departed on their various journeys five years before. While Caramon was in the prime of his life at 25 years old, Raistlin took a cynical delight in his old friends’ shock at his appearance with golden skin, white hair, and hourglass eyes.
During that fateful night, the Companions except for Kitiara were reunited at the Inn of the Last Home, and were joined by Riverwind and Goldmoon of the Que-Shu tribe. However, through a series of events set in motion by an Old Man, the companions were forced to flee through the kitchen, when they made their way to Tika Waylan’s house.
After a brief encounter with several goblins, Raistlin and the group escaped Solace and traveled across Crystalmir Lake, where he noticed that the constellations of the Paladine the Platinum Dragon and the Queen of Darkness were missing from the sky. After camping for the night, the group began the journey to the capital city of Haven. On the road, they were attacked by strange clerics, who revealed themselves to be draconians. The group entered Darken Wood, where they were met by the Forestmaster, who sent them to Xak Tsaroth to recover the Disks of Mishakal. Armed with the knowledge of the true gods on the Disks, the group returned to Solace, where they were captured by the dragonarmies, who had attacked and destroyed the town. Placed in a caravan of prisoners to be taken to the mines of Pax Tharkas, the companions were saved by an ambush set by the Qualinesti elves outside their borders.
Taken by the elves to the capital city of Qualinost, the companions snuck into the fortress of Pax Tharkas through the Sla Mori, where they were able to free the slaves from the mines, defeat the Dragon Highlord Verminaard, and then fled with the refugees into the Kharolis Mountains, pursued by the dragonarmies.
On reaching a defensible valley, Raistlin used his magic to destroy the pass that led into the valley, ensuring the safety of the refugees for a time. Raistlin, Caramon and Sturm then left their companions and the refugees to enter Skullcap, where Raistlin believed he could find a path into the realm of Thorbardin. Within Skullcap, Raistlin discovered he knew far more about the realm than he should, having never actually being there before, and realised it was Fistandantilus' influence. The trio found the Helm of Grallen, and Sturm became possessed by the spirit of Prince Grallen, and was intent on finding his way into Thorbardin. They were joined by Tasslehoff and Tika outside of Skullcap, although Tika left shortly afterwards to tell their other companions and the refugees about Sturm's possession. The group encountered Arman Kharas, and the helm was removed from Sturm, allowing him to come back to his senses, only to be worn by Flint, who was then possessed by Grallen. The companions were led before the Council of Thanes, where Grallen delivered his message about the Hammer of Kharas, before his spirit departed and Flint regained control of his body.
On learning that Arman carried a replica of the Hammer of Kharas, Raistlin suggested that Flint swap the replica and the true hammer when they discovered it, giving the replica to the dwarves and keeping the true Hammer of Kharas for themselves. The mage convinced Sturm and Flint that this was the best course of action, as they could use the hammer to help countless innocents during the war. Flint and Tas recovered the true Hammer of Kharas with Arman Kharas, and when they emerged, were attacked by Dray-yan and his forces. Raistlin and his comrades entered the Battle of the Temple, engaging and driving off the forces, which culminated in the death of Arman, and then the death of Dray-yan at Flint's hands. Flint then laid the true Hammer at Arman's corpse, enraging Raistlin who berated the dwarf as a sentimental fool.
After recovering the Hammer of Kharas from the depths of Thorbardin, the companions and the human refugees of Pax Tharkas were allowed to stay in the dwarven realm under the mountain for the winter. The companions set out to travel to the city of Tarsis to see if they could commission ships to transport the refugees back to Abanasinia. However, upon reaching the city, the companions discover it to be landlocked, and under the tacit control of the dragonarmy. Shortly after their arrival in the city, the companions are split up, and survived an attack on the city by the Red Dragonarmy and a detachment of blue dragons, commanded by the Blue Lady.
Raistlin and Caramon, Tanis, Tika, Goldmoon, and Riverwind, were rescued from Tarsis by Alhana Starbreeze, princess of the Silvanesti elves, and taken to Silvanesti, where Raistlin—with assistance from Fistandantilus—was instrumental in defeating the green dragon Cyan Bloodbane and Lorac Caladon’s nightmare.
After defeating the nightmare, the companions traveled north toward the occupied town of Flotsam, where they hired a boat named the Perechon to take them to Palanthas. However, the boat was pursued by the Blue Lady and several blue dragons across the Blood Sea of Istar, and the captain, Maquesta Kar-Thon, ordered the ship to sail into the Malestrom.
Before the whirlpool could destroy the ship, Raistlin used the dragon orb to teleport himself to the city of Palanthas, where he appeared on the steps of the Great Library, near death. Searching through the library’s volumes for days, he was inadvertently given the clue to his power and connection with Fistandantilus by Astinus himself, and thus firmly committed himself to the Black Robes and the Dark Queen’s service.
Details about the next several months are sketchy at best, but it appears as though Raistlin performed extensive research about Fistandantilus, and his power increased exponentially after coming to the realization about his true powers. Raistlin committed himself to the Dark Queen’s service, guarding the final portal to the foundation stone of the Temple of Neraka, at the same time his former companions arrived in Neraka to rescue Laurana Kanan.
Raistlin assisted Tanis in the slaying of Highlord Ariakas by causing the man’s magical shield to fall, and committing the Crown of Power to Tanis’s possession temporarily. While events progressed in the hall of audience above, Raistlin accompanied his twin brother and the mysterious Berem Everman through the portal he was guarding to the foundation stone in the depths of the temple. For the first time in his life, the wounded Caramon was supported by Raistlin while Berem hurled himself on the foundation stone and prevented the Dark Queen’s re-entry into Krynn.
As the temple began to collapse, Raistlin supported his brother and demonstrated his significant power during the escape from the temple dungeon. Sensing his power, many Black Robes in the Queen’s service sent to the stop the intruders left on the wings of _wish_ spells, and, in perhaps the most significant display of power, Raistlin cast the spell _timeheal_ to reverse time and bring Tasslehoff back to life after his fatal encounter with a trapped lock. After the battle, Raistlin departed on the wings of the green dragon, Cyan Bloodbane, while the other companions were left to fend for themselves.
Post War of the Lance and Legends
After the collapse of the Temple of Takhisis, Raistlin traveled to the city of Palanthas, where he stepped up to the gates of the Tower of High Sorcery. Declaring himself the Master of Past and Present, he lifted the curse the Black Robe, Rannoch, had placed on the Tower shortly before the Cataclysm.
Moving into the Tower, Raistlin used the next two years to study the spellbooks of Fistandantilus to increase his power, and to conduct experiments in the Tower. In addition to creating the Chamber of Seeing, which was a giant pool of water that he could use for scrying, the Chamber also served as the Lair of the Live Ones: the home of many pitiful creatures that were Raistlin’s mistakes as he experimented with trying to create life.
During this time, he developed a plan to challenge Takhisis for her seat in the pantheon of gods. He communicated his plans to his apprentice, Dalamar the Dark, who was also a spy on behalf of the Conclave of Wizards. His plans came closer to fruition when a high-level cleric of Paladine by the name of Crysania Tarinius was given a vision by her god that Raistlin would bring great evil to the world. He met with her in the Tower and convinced her that he would work to change the world. Meeting shortly thereafter with his half-sister, Kitiara, Raistlin revealed his plans to her.
In the meantime, Crysania began a journey to the Tower of High Sorcery at Wayreth, where she was attacked by the death knight, Lord Soth, and fell into a coma. Trailed from Solace by Caramon and Tasslehoff, the two carried Crysania to the Tower, where a meeting of the Conclave was convened to decide her fate.
During the meeting, a report was delivered by the Dalamar the Dark about the activities of his master. Despite Dalamar informing the Conclave of the archmage’s plan to challenge the Dark Queen for her position among the gods, the wizards decided to send Caramon and Crysania back in time to the time of the Kingpriest prior to the Cataclysm so that he might heal the cleric. Sent back in time with the Device of Time Journeying through the magic of Par-Salian, who accidentally transported Tasslehoff along with the pair—against the laws of magic restricting time travel for the Graygem races—the three appeared in an alley in the Lordcity of Istar, where Caramon was promptly arrested for “attacking” a cleric of Paladine.
Raistlin had arrived in Istar months before, and had joined Fistandantilus in his fortress as an apprentice. Working alongside several other black robes for many months in disguise, Raistlin was selected by Fistandantilus to participate in a secret ritual. Sending the other apprentices away, Fistandantilus began the ritual by placing the Bloodstone of Fistandantilus on Raistlin’s chest and casting a spell that would suck out the mage’s life force to extend his own. Raistlin repeated the words to the chant back to him, and had discreetly replaced the jewel with a fake pendant so that he could learn the incantation from the other mage without suffering its effects. Revealing himself to the Dark One, the two engaged in a pitched magical battle which Raistlin won. Injured, he crawled over to Fistandantilus, placed the true bloodstone on his master’s chest and cast the spell, draining life force from the old mage and gaining the magical understanding of the elder. In the months following this incident, Raistlin assumed the role of Fistandantilus at court, and was acting in that capacity when Caramon, Crysania, and Tasslehoff were deposited in Istar as a result of Par-Salian’s spell.
Thrown into jail with the kender for the “assault,” the pair were sold at a slave market in Istar to Arack, Master of the Games, so that they might fight in the Arena. Unbeknownst to either Caramon or the kender, they were purchased by Arack on behalf of Raistlin/Fistandantilus. A strict diet and a harsh training regimen put Caramon into better shape than he was prior to the War of the Lance, and “the Victor” quickly became a favorite of the ladies who attended the mock gladiatorial contests in the arena.
As Fistandantilus, Raistlin had free reign over the court of the Kingpriest, and met with Crysania on a regular basis in the days and months prior to the Cataclysm. At one point, he was almost murdered in cold blood by his brother, Caramon, whose hand was stayed when he realized that it was Raistlin and not Fistandantilus who he was working to destroy.
On the day the Cataclysm struck, Caramon succeeded in winning the Final Bout of the games at the arena, and traveled to the Temple of Paladine where he and Crysania were transported by Raistlin to the Tower of High Sorcery at Palanthas 100 years after the Cataclysm.
Unlike the Tower in the present time, the Tower of Palanthas had not had its curse lifted, and the Tower Guardians nearly killed the trio before Raistlin was able to command them. Unfortunately, the Portal that Raistlin was hoping would be in his laboratory in the Tower had not been relocated from the fortress of Zhaman yet, and the group made preparations to travel south overland to the Plains of Dergoth.
On the road south, the group was attacked by bandits, led by a half-ogre called Steeltoe. Defeating Steeltoe in single combat, Caramon rallied the bandits to their cause and began the formation of the Army of Fistandantilus, whose mission was to march on the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin and raid it for its riches. As the army marched south, it attracted more followers until, thousands strong, it crossed the New Sea at Caergoth. General Caramon recruited an army of Plains Barbarians led by Darknight and Hill Dwarves led by Reghar Fireforge after the crossing, and the Army of Fistandantilus swelled in size as it began its march south across Abanasinia. All the while, Raistlin continued to rest and study, and to let his brother “play general.”
During the welcome feast for the two new armies, and unbeknownst to Caramon, Raistlin negotiated a deal with Argat, the thane of the Dewar clan of mountain dwarves, to betray King Duncan’s planned defense of Pax Tharkas. Good to their word, the Dewar killed those manning the gates of the great fortress in the ensuing battle, causing it to fall to the invaders. Striking out across the Plains of Dergoth with the Dewar army in tow, the Army of Fistandantilus traveled south toward Thorbardin and the magical fortress of Zhaman, Raistlin’s true goal.
One night while encamped on the plains, Caramon, Raistlin and Crysania were ambushed in Caramon’s tent by a force of mountain dwarves led by the warrior Kharas. While Caramon and Crysania managed to escape the ambush with minor wounds, Raistlin was mortally wounded in the attack, and was healed by Crysania shortly thereafter. Following the ambush, the army pressed forward and took up headquarters in Zhaman, where Raistlin began his preparations for entering the Portal to the Abyss.
In order to prevent interference from the Device of Time Journeying used earlier by the kender, Tasslehoff Burrfoot, and the mad gnome, Gnimsh, Raistlin teleported into the dungeons beneath Thorbardin and murdered the gnome, returning to Zhaman, where he kept the kender imprisoned in the depths. Disgruntled by the delay at the fortress, the army of hill dwarves set off for Thorbardin while the Plainsmen retreated to their homes during the night, leaving Caramon and his men to be betrayed and ambushed in their own fortress by the Dewar.
Saved from certain doom by the timely appearance of Tasslehoff, Caramon and Tas descended into the depths of the fortress to confront Raistlin and Crysania prior to their traveling through the Portal. Using the Device of Time Journeying, Caramon and Tas traveled forward in time, at the same moment when Raistlin completed the casting of his powerful spell. The result was the destruction of Zhaman and the annihilation of the armies on the Plains of Dergoth, now the Plains of Death.
Unlike Fistandantilus, however, Raistlin was able to maintain some semblance of control over the spell and to successfully enter the Abyss with Crysania.
Weak from casting the spell, Raistlin recuperated under the care of Crysania, who protected the mage from the demons of the Abyss by covering him with her body. Finally understanding how travel worked in the Abyss, and with Crysania terribly wounded from the claws of the demons, Raistlin left her to die and proceeded to challenge the Queen of Darkness and her minions directly.
Back in Palanthas in the current time, a battle raged for control of the city. Caramon and Tanis had managed to make their way to Raistlin’s Laboratory at the top of the Tower of High Sorcery, where Dalamar lay wounded and Kitiara lay dead.
Entering the Portal while the others watched, Caramon traversed the vast distance between he and the battle between Raistlin and Takhisis, and encountered the broken body of Lady Crysania where Raistlin had left her to die. Lifting her in his arms, Caramon retreated to the Portal and awaited Raistlin’s inevitable retreat to the world from the onslaught of the Queen’s minions.
Confronting his brother at last, Caramon informed Raistlin of the world which he and Tas saw if Raistlin were to succeed—and in a moment of final understanding between brothers, Raistlin presented Caramon with the Staff of Magius so that he might carry Crysania through the portal and use the staff to seal the door to the Dark Queen. Caramon did so, while Tanis and Dalamar looked on, the witnesses of Raistlin’s sacrifice to save the world.
Takhisis killed Raistlin in the Abyss, with the plan to torture him, kill him every day and then bring him back to life to endure an eternity of torment. However because of his sacrifice, Raistlin was granted a reprieve by Paladine and sent into a long sleep. Takhisis was known to have sent out a wail of disappointment when she discovered she could no longer reach Raistlin's soul to torture him in the Abyss any longer.
Presumed dead by everyone, Raistlin remained in the Abyss for many years. When his apprentice, Dalamar, conducted the Test of High Sorcery for Caramon and Tika’s youngest son, Palin Majere, he intended to create the illusion that Palin would enter his uncle’s sealed laboratory in order to complete the Test. However, Palin succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams—he successfully entered the real laboratory, and through circumstances and means that are anything but clear, actually assisted his uncle and was given the Staff of Magius, formerly locked in the sealed laboratory, by the great archmage.
Summer of Chaos
During the extraordinary events of the Chaos War, Palin and Tasslehoff found themselves at one point in front of the Portal to the Abyss. On the other side of the Portal as they withdrew the cloth, was the archmage, Raistlin Majere. According to Raistlin, he had slept peacefully during the time he was in the Abyss and had occasionally dreamt of Crysania. However, it became clear that the archmage could return to the world if he so chose, as his physical body was never destroyed.
Thus, Raistlin returned to the world.
As part of his penance for returning to the world, Raistlin did so without magic; he felt that, like a recovered alcoholic given a drink, the urge to use the magic would overpower him once again, and thus, he chose not to use his magic.
Returning home to Solace, Raistlin was welcomed warmly by his brother and sister-in-law to the room prepared for him at the Inn of the Last Home. However, his quest was not entirely over, as the archmage delivered to his nephew the key to defeating Chaos in the final battle: the spellbook of Magius, from which Palin cast a spell to defeat the chaos minions that not even Magius himself was capable of casting.
When the gods departed the world in accordance to their agreement with Chaos, Raistlin departed with them and thus left the world for all time in 383 AC.
War of Souls
Raistlin appeared only one more time in the chronicles of Krynn; in the years following the loss of the world to Takhisis after the Chaos War, Raistlin worked with the gods to help them find their stolen world. He was successful, in large part to the travels of the kender, Tasslehoff Burrfoot, and welcomed the now-freed soul of his brother to the afterlife after the death of Takhisis.
One tale is that Raistlin had a daughter with the Irda named Amberyl. Some even speculated this was Usha Majere, but Raistlin later denied ever having made love as this was something he would have remembered. Also in Chronicles, it was implied that he was 6 feet tall, the same as his twin, but this was not the case.
- The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles, Autumn Twilight, p. 24, 33-38, 42, 55, 62, 65, 71-72, 86, 144, 180, 212, 314-315, 342, 348, 362, 400, 469
- The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles, Winter Night, p. 530, 532, 548, 557, 593-594, 611, 625, 627, 751-752
- The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles, Spring Dawning, p. 928, 951, 960-962, 965, 971, 974-976, 980, 1092, 1251, 1257, 1263-1267, 1271-1274, 1278, 1295-1296, 1299, 1307-1308
- The Annotated Dragonlance Legends, Time of the Twins, p. 2, 6-7, 10-16, 26, 51, 55, 78, 80-85, 114-115, 120-128, 136, 147-149, 154, 163, 166-168, 170, 173, 176-177, 180, 185, 320-325, 335, 338-339, 345-346, 349, 355-357, 361, 402, 424
- The Annotated Dragonlance Legends, War of the Twins, p. 439, 453, 458-468, 471, 482, 487, 493, 496-497, 533, 544-545, 594, 599, 606-607, 628, 631, 655, 668, 679, 683, 687, 703, 705, 756, 780, 782, 792, 795-796, 809, 815, 837
- The Annotated Dragonlance Legends, Test of the Twins, p. 847, 870, 873, 878, 930-933, 945-948, 983-985, 1116-1117, 1124
- Dragons of Summer Flame (HC), p. 16, 62-64, 69, 82, 91, 96, 101, 130-134, 141-142, 190, 198-205, 220, 223, 225, 236, 306, 309, 321-322, 334-336, 340, 353-359, 362, 368, 379, 429
- Dark Heart, p. 30-31, 76, 168
- Brothers Majere, p. 9-15, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 44, 46, 65, 85-87, 107, 117, 127, 136, 144, 214, 217-218, 227, 232, 236-238
- Dark Heart, p. 30, 35, 39, 41, 48, 56, 69, 72, 76, 87, 100, 168, 308
- The Companions, p. 5-6, 20-21, 27, 32, 50
- The Soulforge, p. 10-405
- Brothers in Arms, p. 7-9, 18-32, 119, 126, 130, 147, 151, 175, 177, 241, 300, 302, 323, 327, 338, 367, 376, 378, 382, 433, 437-438, 472
- Dragons of the Dwarven Depths, p. 16-18, 66, 73-75, 97, 124-133, 164, 192, 215, 222, 227, 310, 321, 351, 358, 422
- Dragons of the Highlord Skies, p.597
- Dragons of the Hourglass Mage
- Dragonlance Campaign Setting, p. 92
- Towers of High Sorcery (Sourcebook), p. 4 (3.5 D&D stats (Raistlin at level 1)), 4-6, 8-9, 11. 20, 41, 59-60, 77-78, 80, 100-101, 108, 142, 156
- War of the Lance (Sourcebook), p. 245-247 (3.5 D&D stats (Raistlin at level 6))
- Legends of the Twins (Sourcebook), p. 83-85 (3.5 D&D stats (Raistlin at level 27))