In the days when the Baden flag flew proudly over the Baden palace, the craft guilds were powerful and very influential. Guild schools taught students from across the Kingdom of Erenland. The greatest masters of craft called Guildall their home. When the Shadow’s army swept aside the last High King and the gates were opened to the invaders, the guilds bowed their heads to their new masters. Sensing a threat to their power, the legates destroyed the main guildhall and school and executed the masters of each guild. Guilds that were of no use to the Shadow, such as sorcerors, bookbinders, scribes, and lawyers, were scourged down to the youngest apprentice. Only those guilds that still had value were allowed to exist, and even those fell under close scrutiny. Fourteen guilds survived the purge, and the legates appoint the masters of those more for their loyalty than their skill.
The remaining guilds have had to build their halls in repurposed homes, often taking over whole blocks of homes and converting them to guildhalls and workshops. While the guilds are nowhere near as efficient and capable as they once were, the fact of their existence at all is a marvel rarely occurring elsewhere in Erenland. As such, the quality of the crafts produced here is above
the norm, and they are considered amongst the finest to be found in Erenland. Especially appreciative of that quality are the Shadow’s elite and those who have profited from the fall of the Badens. These elite few submit orders for ornate furniture, fine garments, and magnificent
statuary. The trade has made the guilds wealthy and, in part, restored some of their former influence.
The count keeps the district safe and clean and makes sure the roads remain in good repair. In many ways, Guildall is the quietest and safest of the city’s districts.