Hedge wizard is a largely derogatory term used by Magi within the Order of Hermes for those wizards who come from non-hermetic magic traditions. There is a general disdain within the Order for those who come from non-Latin magical traditions, and the term has been applied to members of House Bjornaer and Ex Miscellanea. However, refering to a member of the Order as a hedge wizard is considered extremely insulting and is considered to be in poor taste.
Hedge wizards known to operate outside of the Order of Hermes are, by Hermetic Law, supposed to be killed or forced to join the Order. This task is largely accomplished by Hoplites, though many exist on the fringes of the Order, beneath the notice of more powerful Magi.