A better question.

Orthwein, the god of fateto Proteus, god of the sea

The animist guild has never had guild troops, yet it has always stood mostly unmolested (the guild grounds as a whole). This is not a matter of coincedence.

The animists have no need of troops (by divine mandate) because if they were true to their calling, there would never be a legitimate reason for anyone to want to invade the guild.

In all my years of Avalon, never have I seen that fine guild with so many members giggling at sealing people, or gleefully decomposing.

Perhaps there is a correlation between that, and the recent acts against the guild? Of course, there might not be, but it wouldn't hurt all those involved to at least consider that it's a possibility.

Written by my hand on the 29th of Eleuthral, in the year 1055.