Hello everyone! This is Jen from Blog It Or Lose It, substituting for Oloriel.
Sadly, Oloriel’s schedule no longer allows her to create the Tale Weaver prompts. So … if you really enjoy Tale Weaver and have some fun writing ideas, please drop us a note in the comments section and we can give you more details and put you in touch with Yves. She (and I!) will be very grateful for your help.
Now, on to today’s prompt: Guild Director!
What exactly was a guild? A guild was:
“an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of tradesmen. They were organized in a manner something between a professional association, trade union, a cartel, and a secret society … the guild was made up by experienced and confirmed experts in their field of handicraft. They were called master craftsmen. Before a new employee could rise to the level of mastery, he had to go through a schooling period during which he was first called an apprentice. After this period he could rise to the level of journeyman. Apprentices would typically not learn more than the most basic techniques until they were trusted by their peers to keep the guild’s or company’s secrets.”
For this prompt – pick one of the following guilds, discovered at Seventh Sanctum:
Bronze Pixie Circle
Shining Sandman Guild
Druidic Outlaw Troupe
Goblin Vestment Guild
Dungeon Bone Guild
Enraged Mummy Mob
Write a poem or a short story that touches upon some of the following questions:
* What DOES your guild DO?
* What are the requirements for apprentice membership?
* What are the requirements for journeymen and master craftsmen?
* What kind of discipline do you expect? How do you maintain this discipline?
Or – if you don’t want to write a poem or short story, perhaps you will want to attack this prompt from one of the following angles:
* Personnel “handbook”
* Letter of “disciplinary action”
* “Help Wanted” – looking for apprentices
You can be as serious or as funny as you want to be – just have fun!
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