While many of us are excited to see the new factions come into being, there are still a great many of us who will be sad to see the old guilds go. The guilds of each city and commune are an indelible part of each organisation's culture and history, and it would make sense for each organisation to pay homage to each guild's contributions with a historical museum. That way, at least a small part of the guilds--which have been such a huge part of the playing experience for everyone--can still live on even after factions become a reality.
I propose that each organisation be allowed to put forth a set amount of currency (much like the addition of new shops) to preserve each guild's history. A museum would be created for each organisation in the city/commune proper as a new building or an extension of an existing building. The appearance of the entry room of the museum would be up to each organisation and their Pantheon, and branching from that entry room, there would be one room allotted to each guild. The appearance of the room could have various items/murals/literature dedicated to preserving the history of each guild (e.g., a tome/scroll describing the origin of the Aeromancers, a plaque with HELP AEROMANCERS on it), and have a few of the guild's special items on pedestals, such as guild artifacts. For example, "The Aeromantic Command Logs lie open upon a well-lit pedestal of sky-blue crystal, flashing dimly with the names of former Aeromancers." Probing the item would give a description of the item, perhaps tweaked a little from the original description, but ultimately preserving the memories of the guild.
Hallifax's guilds are relatively new compared to most of the other guilds in Lusternia, and we have a fair amount of items we strongly wish to preserve. Older guilds (and admin) have most likely invested an even greater amount of love, time, and effort into their guildhalls, and probably have even more memories they would love to keep.
- Each organisation gets a shiny museum to preserve guild history.
- Each guild is allotted a room to display special items like guild artifacts.
- Please please please please please
Motes of light around the caldera pulse brightly as a soft voice echoes,
"But She was lovely, and all She touched became lovely, too.
And She touched the Architect's heart, a place that no other had claimed with their artistry."
"Or if you pick up something a little too heavy for you, does it hurt?
It is only a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself."
- Sunshine, by Robin McKinley