Guild Of Stonemasons

Closely allied to the guild of carpenters, the Guild of Stonemasons is an alliance of skilled tradesmen, however the common man can seldom build a structure beyond a simple wall from stone and mortar, and so the guild of stonemasons is generally in more demand, and wealthier. Most temples and civic buildings are made of stone, and so the guild has a close relationship, especially with the church in Southaven, where work is constantly in demand.

Guildmaster: Brandt Davidson
Guild Seconds: Valin Shaw, Adam Brone
Membership:
Home: Lierkist/Southaven

Role


The guild receives the majority of the contracts for civic building and repair throughout the major settlements. They construct castles, basilicas, civic buildings, wharves, monasteries and other state and church buildings for the most part, as well as steader's manors and occasionally city walls. Maintenance is a more common contract that construction, but usually a single mason will be contracted to maintain a structure on a by-year basis. Non-guild masons are not entitled to these long term contracts, an agreement lobbied into law by the guild in both southern Reddown and Southaven.

Organization


Stonemasons usually work independently, clients visit the guildhall with a commission and the commission is awarded to a worthy mason based on when he registered as a guild member. A mason will keep several labourers in his employ, either on a per-job basis or more permanently depending on how much work he has, but these are neither professionals nor members of the guild. Masons in the guild are expected to take an apprentice. Apprentices will serve under their master for seven years, during which time they work for room, board and tuition on whatever contract their master deems fit, and are forbidden from marrying or visiting taverns in this time. After their period of training they must register with the guild, but the guild is not obligated to accept them as members.

Craftsmen's Guilds of Ahlonia
Guild Of Carpenters; Guild Of Foresters, Loggers And Hunters; Guild Of Minstrals, Playwrights And Artists; Guild Of Scribes; Guild Of Shipwrights; Guild Of Smiths; Guild Of Stonemasons