Demnon Nious ex Miscellanea, famous for having been charged with interference on a number of occasions, and having a sulfurous personality raises.
Sodales, if I may.
It has been already pointed out that according to the letter of the law the redcaps seem to be in the clear. I will also support such an statement and acquit them. However, I am not so sure about the intent of the law. It is also true that we consider the redcap network valuable precisely because they go beyond their responsibilities and also deliver other messages and perform other services for the wizardly community. I am certainly grateful of them (and among them, several of the accused redcaps) for delivering messages to me wherever I may be, be it at my sanctum or by the side of the king of Alba. This is what make the redcaps my worthy sodales instead of plain mundane messengers. >this is what give them their worthiness and special status, unique among mundanes. I for one would be very careful to approach them as sodales if they were not performing these extra services, and may make a move to have the tribunal consider them as companions, not magi in the future, and hence not protected by the code anymore.
As such, I would say that a redcap that does not abide by the common role of delivering any message might not expect to be treated as a magus.
The declaration of Wizards War seems to have been legal. Each magus of High Crag had written and sent a letter to each magus of Salmon's Leap. Where is the problem? The redcap would have been a witness of the declaration, that is the reason of why they had been chosen to deliver the message, since they are Magi of the Order.
The stone thing is more complicated, and I would say that the redcaps are on the clear no matter what here, even if I like that approach to sneaky wizard wars myself (ah the memories of burning London...). Those are not messages and the redcaps are less bound by tradition to devilver such things, specially since they are NOT delivered to magi but locations, something that is less traditional.
To resume my position, a redcap that is not a messenger for the Order is just a mundane with a fancy hat. Not delivering stones to locations is perfectly fine, but messages of magi TO magi should be delivered. Otherwise they are not useful to our community and we should considered striking them from our Magi rosters.