From the office of The Grand Merchant:
Many years ago, when I was still a young lad living with my mother, I often found myself being lectured by my grandfather, who deemed it necessary to inform me on the workings of the world. It was during one such lecture that he told me the following:
"Listen to me carefully, Falk. It's important that you understand what I am about to say. Most people view nations as if they were works: like a monument hewn from stone or a sword forged from a hunk of steel. Most people are wrong. Kingdoms and nations are living, breathing creatures, more similar to the horses of the fields. And, like any other living thing, a nation requires blood; not literal blood like you or I have. The lifeblood of a nation is trade: the free flow of coin, good, and services. When trade stagnates, nations die.
In this day and age, when nations are always on the brink of war and bandits roam the roads freely, I look around and see that the lifeblood of all nations, the flow of coin, is beginning to stagnate, and unless we are to let the world fall into chaos, some measure must be taken. For this reason, the Grand Merchant of Urguan and da Kirkja Dverga have joined together in a united front to form Armakak’s Coin, a Merchant’s guild supported both by the church of the The Brathmordakin the Government of Urguan.
Operation of the Guild:
Armakak’s Coin is designed to serve the dwed by buying resources from Yemekar’s Workforce as well as other dwed suppliers. It is against the philosophy of the order to purchase minerals and other products often made by dwed from other groups, as this would hurt their industry. The acquired goods will then be distributed to certified Armakak guild merchants or shipped across Arcas to stalls associated with the guild. Official guild merchants will receive a portion of the profits from everything they sell. Additionally, Armakak’s coin will take outside requests to obtain rarer items for specific clients, charging a finder’s fee in return for our services.
Organization of the Guild:
Guild members are divided into four different tiers, dictating their level of responsibility within the guild.
Herald of Armakak:
This is the person in charge of running the guild. They set the rules for merchants, maximum and minimum rates, and decide the locations where the guild shall sell it’s wares. They must demonstrate a greater understanding of the Brathmordakin, although not requiring the knowledge-level of a preceptor.
If a Merchant shows they are competent and reliable in their duties, the guild may approve them to become a Senior Merchant. Becoming a senior merchant has several benefits: their cut of the profits is increased slightly, they are entrusted with larger amounts of goods to sell, but the greatest benefit is that the senior-merchant is entrusted with the running of one of the stall outside of Urguan.
A Merchant of Armakak’s coin is a wandering salesman. They travel around Arcas They get a cut of the profits of the stall, and are given the resources to sell. The stall is paid for by the Coin, all the merchant must do is take count of what is sold and how much. The merchant must stick to the initial pricing set by the Herald of Armakak unless the Herald or a Senior Merchant advises a new one upon request.
A Supplier of the Coin is tasked with making deals with manufacturers or gathering the resources themselves for the guild. Goods they acquire are sold directly to the guild itself at regular intervals for an agreed upon price.
A Tradesman’s role is not to sell, but rather to create fine and beautiful works, swords or jewelry, which the guild will then sell. Due to the nature of crafts, being less numerous in quantity and more focused on quality, Tradesmen will often find themselves taking commissions through the guild.
Code of Conduct:
Members of the guild will obey the degrees of the Herald of Armakak and of da Kirkja Dverga.
Members of the guild will conduct themselves in a professional manner while conducting business.
Members of the guild will always complete a business transaction to the best of their ability.
Members of the guild will always conduct themselves in an honest manner, never trying to cheat a customer or the guild itself.
Joining Armakak’s Coin:
If you wish to join Armakak’s coin in any fashion, simply fill out the following application: In Character:
The Guild Position you are applying for:
Do you accept the Brathmordakin as the only true religion?:
Do you swear to abide by the standard code of conduct for all members of Armakak’s Coin? :
Out of Character:
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