Artistic Guilds of Bwollowland
Unlike the trade guilds of Scintar, the artistic guilds of Bwollowland are grass-roots organizations aimed at promoting artistic excellence throughout the land. Membership in the guilds is voluntary, though most artists belong to at least one. There are five guilds: one for each of painting, poetry, sculpture, music, and dance. The guilds often work in conjunction with one another, and it is much more common to find a friendly rivalry between them than an outright power-struggle. Guild chapters are often found in areas conducive to the particular arts. For instance, a Painter’s Guild chapter may be found in a small village close to particularly stunning vistas, while a Musician’s Guild chapter may be found near forests with wood particularly well-suited to the creation of musical instruments. Membership fees for the guilds are typically low, though they do raise funds through charging small fees for attending artistic performances arranged through the guild (most are as they have a wonderful network for marketing) and through coordinating the sale of artistic products all across Khalathor, even as far away as Galdarin and Alderlain.