History & Function
The Guild of the Thrice Sunk is about as mysterious as the ship herself, and has existed for nearly as long. While there are "appointed" guild officials and staff, it is said that the ship is the only guildmaster, and that members are selected by the ship based on some secret destiny; on their talents and perceived usefulness; on their debt. It is unknown whether the ship's overall intent is to serve good or evil, but most assume that she only means to survive.
Despite the rumoured selection process, most members come to join the guild in what they perceive to be a serendipitous manner: some come upon the guild in a time of need; some owe the guild a debt; some come to learn, or make money, or because they were invited. Regardless of the mechanism, however, there is an understanding that members' talents may be requested in times of need, and that the guild – and the Thrice Sunk – do not suffer disobedience or treachery.
Guild Member Contract [UNDER CONSTRUCTION]
All guild members must agree to the following contractual obligations:
- Guild fees
- Not leaving the guild
- Not damaging the guild or ship (in reputation or physically, magically, etc)
- Must support other guild members (to do otherwise would be damaging to the guild)
- Must respond to summons except under very dire circumstances, to be assessed on a case-by-case basis
- Must keep guild secrets