[English version / Englische Version]
Precious guests, dear folks, come closer and admire the best products of the still young craftsmen guild Edelspan. Distributed over our sites one finds woodworking products of all kinds, be it furniture and furnishings, cart and boat parts, or even spears, arrows and bows. True to the motto “grown quality”.
Founded by the honorable houses of Boghener, Engelnauer, Beornhere and Goldenfeld, the guild is active across counties within the duchy of Avaland and has headquarters in the cities of Driftwood, Engelsmark, Kraichgau and Sternenhain, since the guild was founded. The guild is among the oldest guild of Avaland and dates from a time, when Driftwood was founded and the aspiring Sternenhain recorded a growing demand for high quality woodworking products and first-class carpenters. Subsequently the need for researching technologies building on the state of the art grew, what is since then being promoted in the research and technology city of Engelsmark. In cases of military defense and to establish and extend fortifications woodworking expertise became essential, so that henceforth the stronghold of Kraichgau hosted another headquarter of the guild.
Edelspan is a woodworking guild running businesses across the duchy of Avaland. From branches and trunks to complete woodworking end products, the guild processes all kinds of wood of the duchy of Avaland. Beyond that the guild is seeking to import exotic woods from foreign countries and to operate commercially across borders. Having diverse subdivisions the guild is active across sites in the areas of education in, usage of and research of woodworking technologies with a main emphasis on a multitude of products, as for example on producing bows and furniture, shipbuilding or building houses.
4 Elders – consisting of one member per founder family (Driftwood, Engelnauer, Beornhere, Goldenfeld)
Highest board consisting of
Heads of departments
Meetings are being hold at one of the headquarters in an alternating manner.
Departments for product lines and specializations consisting of heads of departments, master craftsmen, journeymen and apprentices
Production of bows, staffs and tools
Carts and wagons
Wood extraction, import and purchase
Export and sales
Local branches (Site managers)
Driftwood (Wulwig Boghener)
Engelsmark (Tyrodes Engelnauer)
Sternenhain (Deinjl Goldenfeld)
The guild members can bank on the guild, as the guild can bank on its members. While a certain share of the earnings of the members coming from orders, sellings and contracts will fill the purse of the guild, each and every guild member will be able to benefit in a multitude of ways from the prosperity of the guild, be it for example via trade agreements, lucrative bulk orders, secured supply sources, access to knowledge and education, usage of guild facilities and houses, as well as financial help for projects like founding or extending a site. Just according to our saying: „Wo gehobelt wird, fallen Münzen.“ (original saying: “Wo gehobelt wird, fallen Späne”), what in English rather could be expressed by “The best carpenters make lots of coins” (original saying: “The best carpenters make the fewest chips.”).
Furthermore guild members can, as they like, participate in building the guild during the „Exposition“, which will be placed before the game launches officially, by donating „Guild Tokens“.
As many game mechanics are still under development, especially with regard to guilds and crafting, many details concerning the conception and realization of the guild are still pending and will be added, extended and adapted during the course of development. Nevertheless the plans presented so far should give an impression about the overall concept, rough structure, extent and fields of activities of the guild and which goals we are pursuing. In case, based on the late game mechanics, the extent and fields of activities are exceeding the given possibilities reorganization into an overarching association could be an idea, having guilds for certain subfields of activities as members of the association (or similar constructs).
Who are we looking for?
As diverse as our products are, so are our members. Besides carpenters and other woodworkers, also lumberjacks, haulers and merchants are part of the guild. Since the guild is still under construction, besides for new members, who want to exercise a woodworking profession, there are also openings for heads of departments as well as site managers.
Likewise we are glad about mayors looking forward to host a site of our guild, besides not having found any citizen being interested in woodworking yet. We are happy to assist your search!
Also requests from possible future partner organisations, suppliers and customers are welcome at any time!
In case of interest, questions and suggestions as well as to get to know each other you can find us on Discord (Link), or you can contact us via the forums (via PN or answering this post).