Guilds exist across the East Kingdom and are a wonderful way for people interested in a specific area of arts and science to work together.
Creating a guild is easy: all it takes is for people who want to create one to get together, and start working together. This can happen at events, or outside of it depending on the wishes of the member and the practicality of the craft. A way to communicate quickly is important and discussion lists are generally the easiest way to achieve it. Meetings can be at events or organized outside of it.
There is not set rules as to what the charters and structure of the guild should be.
A Royal Guild has had its charter signed by their Majesty of the East1 and is required to report quarterly (see report form).
There is an abundance of guilds that are not Royal Guilds.
From the EK law:
A Guild consists of a group of gentles who have come together to develop some art, skill, or area of study.
a. While not required, a Guild may apply to become a Royal Guild via the following process.
i. A charter must be presented to The Crown for Their review. This charter must state the
purpose for which the Guild was founded, and set forth the internal organization of the Guild. This charter must also be signed by a minimum of five Society members, who must reside in at least three different branches within the East Kingdom.
ii. At Their discretion, The Crown may choose to sign the charter, thereby declaring the Guild to be a Royal Guild.
iii. The Guildmaster/Guildmistress, or another gentle designated by the Guild, must then report as required by the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences.
iv. If a Royal Guild fails to report as required, the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences may request that The Crown revoke their status as a Royal Guild.
b. A Guild has the right to give internal awards or ranks not proscribed by the College of Heralds.
Following is a list of guilds we have received information about. If you think that something should be corrected, please contact us.
East Kingdom Brewers
The Ancient and Venerable Order of Brewers, Vintners and Meadmakers of the East Kingdom
Head: Sylvia du Vey
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EKBrewers/
East Kingdom College of Performers
The East Kingdom College of Performers is a Royally chartered guild of entertainers of all kinds: musicmakers, poets, storytellers, actors, mummers, puppeteers, etc., etc., etc. This community is dedicated to promoting camaraderie and excellence in the arts, to the celebration of the history and culture of our Society, to teaching and coaching, to making connections among performers throughout the kingdom, and to developing opportunities for collaboration, socialization, multidisciplinary projects, performance spaces, inspirational challenges, and anything else we can think of to entertain ourselves and our audiences!
The Provost of the College is Maitresse Linette de Gallardon . For
more information, please visit our website at.
East Kingdom Cooks Guild
Head: Juliana von Altenfelt
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EKCooksGuild/
East Kingdom Herbalists’ and Apothecaries’ Guild
Head: Annys Wolf
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Herbalist
East Kingdom Metalsmiths’ Guild
Head: Apollonia Voss
East Kingdom Soothsayers’ Guild
Head: Elena Norreys
Mailing list : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eastkingdomsoothsayersguild/
Guilde Royale de Jesters
Head Ursion de Gui (aka Grelot) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Keepers of Athena’s Thimble
Head: Briony of Chatham
Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom
Head: Lyle FitzWilliam (email@example.com)
Mailing list: http://lists.gallowglass.org/mailman/listinfo/ekstationers
Loyal Guild of St Erasmus
Head: Capt. Elias Gedney
Mailing list : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastNG/
Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom
Head: Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen