If a Guildmaster is unavailable to induct you as a new member, seek out these alternatives to become apprenticed to your desired guild.
Although the Guildmaster of a guild can enroll you in his or her guild, it is often not possible or convenient to find the Master and hence one of their minions must do. You can enrol yourself in a guild (or at least gain some information about it) by finding one associated with the guild and greeting them or by searching out the guild's patron deity. You may also attempt to locate the door to the guild, and type KNOCK; the guild tutor if they are feeling friendly will come out and help you. Typing SURVEY will show if you are standing on the doorstep of any guild. Type HELP GUILDS for a list of guilds, guildmasters and guild patrons and HELP RECRUITMENT to review the guilds actively recruiting new members.