For the record, you cannot die to Mage rits.
As most who read this know, mage rituals can only incapacitate, not deal lethal damage.
If, as you say, the 'land' registered a kill in the name of the mage whose rituals you were in, then it was most likely a loyal ccc.
In this case, it would require a complete revamping of the loyal pet system in order to prevent the problem you have discovered - perhaps it would simply be better to chose your battles wisely?
This was not, by your own admission, a purposeful 'abuse' of the guidance system.
Why make a stink about a foolish mistake on your part?
Written by my hand on the 25th of Leaflost, in the year 1061.