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Ian Lakiotis Posted on May 27 2011, 10:40 AM
  Actually, I'm more of a Polaris: decidedly unstable. biggrin.gif
Isa Karun Posted on May 27 2011, 09:32 AM
  Such a Rogue, Dave.
Andrezi Damask Posted on May 27 2011, 12:51 AM
  That joke was mainly for Lina, anyway.
Cada Eastfall Posted on May 27 2011, 12:34 AM
 
QUOTE (Andrezi Damask @ May 27 2011, 01:30 AM)
Senator Kelly passed that law.

*such a loser*

XDDDDDDDDD
Theo Prazan Posted on May 27 2011, 12:31 AM
 
QUOTE (Andrezi Damask @ May 26 2011, 08:30 PM)
Senator Kelly passed that law.

*such a loser*

Agreed. cool.gif
Andrezi Damask Posted on May 27 2011, 12:30 AM
  Senator Kelly passed that law.

*such a loser*
Zaman Jaraei Posted on May 26 2011, 09:19 PM
 
QUOTE (Isa Karun @ May 26 2011, 09:12 PM)
QUOTE (uzair @ May 26 2011, 08:58 PM)
Guild Membership is Mandatory for all Mages (excluding passive ones). It's not an option.

I did not know this.

Cool. biggrin.gif

Yeah, it's kind of buried in the write-up, but here's the exact point in case you were wondering:

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The Guild, in short, regulates and governs the Mages of Escova. The Guild maintains its own system of governance, and requires that all Mages to be registered and accounted for.


Isa Karun Posted on May 26 2011, 09:12 PM
 
QUOTE (uzair @ May 26 2011, 08:58 PM)
Guild Membership is Mandatory for all Mages (excluding passive ones). It's not an option.

I did not know this.

Cool. biggrin.gif
uzair Posted on May 26 2011, 07:58 PM
  Hm....

Good question.

When I envisioned the Guild, I envisioned it as Escova-centric. However, in some regards, I do see the Guild having branches in the Mainland. Nothing huge, but a slight infiltration for various reasons (knowledge, espionage, influence, power). I don't see why this Guild wouldn't then create smaller Academies out in the Mainland. This all depends on which jurisdiction they are in. Magic exists on the Mainland, and the Guild is probably on the hunt for new Spells, new knowledge, and new places to thrive.

However, we're also right in assuming that different countries have different ways of going about stuff. Magic is an important element in this world, so I can see there being some kind of training Academy/mentor/apprentice program within most countries and cultures. Escova's is obviously 'the best', but the rest might fall anywhere from decent to actually kind of good.

The Mages who do not have any of the above, and no training of any kind...are technically not Mages. They have the ability, but lack the knowledge.

As for what happens when Mages arrive. Unless you are of the age to be taken to the Academy, you won't be given formal training. That means every Refugee Mage that comes to Escova over the age of 17 (18 at the oldest), is on his own with regards to being taught. However, membership in the Guild is a must, and I assume the Academy has Seers stationed out in Kyha whose very jobs are to sieve through the Refugees for magic potential, get them registered, and give them a quick 'what is allowed'--Guild rules, basically. No test or otherwise formal examination. That's the Seer's job to gauge potential and aptitude.

Guild Membership is Mandatory for all Mages (excluding passive ones). It's not an option. The Guild is a big registry board, and membership is like a contract in some regards. Since it's like a Club, the more effort, work, and connections you put into the Guild, the more you will get out of it. If you're just registered and then do your own thing, you'll won't go very far within the Organization. But if you take the time, attend Guild events, and network, you can rise fairly quickly (unless you're a dirty Ref). It's almost like a hybrid Business/Union.

Of course some Mages can slip through :}, and there is room for that (smuggling, inept Seers, etc etc). But it might be dangerous if they are detected.
Isa Karun Posted on May 26 2011, 06:56 PM
  I'd assume there would be a process mages would have to go through to get accepted into the guild. Judging by the mentality of the time... they'd maybe see if the person has the same view on magic (for example) that the Guild, on the whole, holds. I wouldn't even go as far as to say that. I'd just say that they would have 'standards', but it would depend on who's in charge of it all:

a. Nice 'let's all be friends' person: every mage is welcome in Escova!
b. Elitist person: Escovan mages above all the rest.

The Guild's assembly probably has a mix of these people charged with accepting/denying requests and they all convene and decide a person's membership.

That's how I'd see it done. (Again, just a hypothesis.)



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