EK Metalsmiths' Guild Charter
What follows is the Guild Charter for the East Kingdom
Metalsmiths' Guild. By East Kingdom Law, the signatures of
a reigning King and Queen upon a guild charter, turn that guild
into a Royal Guild.
|The text of the Guild Charter:|
Be it proclaimed throughout the Kingdom of the East that We, Thorson and Svava, King and Queen of the East, hereby grant unto the East Kingdom Metalsmiths' Guild a Charter. It shall be the duty of this Guild to serve the East Kingdom as an open forum for the exchange of information on the Metalsmithing Arts and Lore of the Current and Then Middle Ages. It is Our pleasure that membership in this Guild be open to any of Our subjects who express interest in the Arts and Sciences of the Casting or Working of Metals, Common or Noble, as well as their Alloys; or of the Working of Glass; or of the Making of Jewelry.
It is Our wish that the Guild shall serve the Kingdom as a resource in all matters appropriate to these Arts. Therefore We charge the members of this Guild with the responsibility of sharing their knowledge and skills with all of Our subjects who may wish to approach them for this purpose.
We direct the Guild to institute a voluntary system of certification and ranking on the basis of knowledge and expertise, assigning ranking levels through a system of panelling by the Masters of the Guild. The public face of the Guild shall be represented by a Guildmistress, through whom the Guild is directed to foster the goals herein outlined, making themselves available for the education and enlightenment of any who so desire.
Signed this day the 8th of January, Anno Societatis XXXIX, at East Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Barony of Dragonship Haven.
Rex Thorson Regina Svava
|A photo of the Guild Charter itself:|
Words by: Corwyn Ravenwing and Johanna le Mercer
Scroll (metal repousse and enameling) by: Carowyn Silveroak