Furthermore, I have no idea what Conteck's plans are so why should I or anyone else for that matter offer him free financing, when we are unaware of some new expensive plan? Iam sure when we have the details of what he is wishing to do, those of us that have the means will, I am sure, be only too pleased to make a donation, or even an ongoing levy, to enable the plan to proceed.
As a previous GM of the Animists, I only needed funds from the guild account to purchase new guild items, like russet cloaks. Therefore, Conteck has a guild with no regular income mechanism in place. As GM, he now has the right to ask for a regular contribution from all guild members if he wishes, but so far, he has not done so. And please remember that he cannot see how much gold his fellow guild members have, since although he is a Baron, he can only see accounts of players within his city, not others. (Unless things have changed since I was a Mercinaean Baron).
Elviron the Capricious Animist