pug at pug.net
Tue Feb 11 10:31:33 PST 1997
Well I'm not an A&S minister, but I am a guild leader and attend 2
others within our Barony, so I'll through my 2 cents in.
> What are guilds?
Formal or informal meetings of people with a like A&S goal. I prefer
informal structuring myself.
> What are their purpose?
To promote their particular A&S field by improving, educating and
expanding their members' (new and old) abilities.
> What do you do in them?
Get drunk. Oh wait. That's only in the brewers' guild. *wink*
We discuss and practice the different A&S topic at hand. (ie. brew a
new batch, discuss why certain procedures work better than others, just
how do you feed a batch while it's brewing and have a clue what the
alcohol content will be and when the yeast will die from the alcohol)
> How are they run?
Usually 1 or 2 individuals take the lead and try to direct the flow of
> How often should they meet?
Depends on the people and the particular A&S field. I would say no
less than once a month and no more than every other week. IMO, you
could either get lack of directed interest or burnout if you go beyond
those time periods.
> What are some "basic" guilds that each group should have?
Brewers' guild. *grin*
Every group should have? I don't think there are any since every
population has different interests. The 3 most active groups in our
barony, that I know of, are Brewers' guild, Music and Dance guild.
The others we currently have are Scribes, Clothiers, Cooks, an Actors
and French guild. As well, we have a monthly Craft Night to catch
> How are reports handled?
> What is reported?
> How do the guild leaders get info and assistance?
Either through the A&S minister or others in the field they are trying
to explore. (ie. the Laurels, Iris of Merits and Sable Thistles) The
A&S minister should be able to tell you who or where to get more
information if they don't already know themself. (This is the key to a
good A&S minister. Not to mention the key element in being a good
researcher interested in A&S or any other topic.)
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Barony of Bryn Gwlad | graceful about that lady. A young woman bursting with
House Flaming Dog | vigor. She blinked at the sudden light. She writes
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