I realize the main focus is on RP and how to deal with the transitions from 5 guilds to 3, really.
The Cacophony have something like 3 separate artisan cartels and 2 tailoring. The Aquamancers had at the very least at one time their own aethership.
It's pretty obvious that aetherships can then have the deeds transferred to the city, or to the new guilds. But for the multiples of clans that exist for the various guilds? Can these be combined? Can some be deleted? Can cartel catalogs be combined? The current situation is a bit ridiculous. Furthermore, I think it would be a good idea that each guild retain a clan, can be deeded to the new guild or not, so that literally years of hard work and planning doesn't just disappear.
Will add more thoughts later.
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