The Guild of Loremasters, despite its attachment to Thakria as home city, attempts to remain neutral and willing to meet demand for its services from all Avalon.
Those who choose to become a Loremaster tend to be the creators, the makers and the practical folk. The profession learns the skills of forging armour and weapons, of creating magical items, of fashioning runes of power, and of mixing up elixirs of enchantment. Alchemists are not combat orientated, though many are brave. They have no particular alignment, no group morality or ideals. An Alchemist is an individual craftsman trained in specific arts of creation. They provide services for the other guilds, earn gold and fortify their friends from harm. The wise know that the friendship of an Alchemist can prove the difference between life and death, for the creations of an Alchemist can enormously enhance strength and harm ones enemies.
The Guild of Loremasters was founded under the patronage of the goddess of wisdom late in the seventh century. Their home has always been in the city of Thakria. Their founding guildmaster was Raghallach the Golden, ably aided by Davros Bloodaxe. Davros, it was, who led the Loremasters into prosperity and under his guidance, the guild has become strong and surpassed its sister Guild in Mercinae as the foremost source of magical items, potions and runes. Loremasters tend to be members of the Thakrian society and their guildmaster has traditionally found themselves a place on the council of leadership which governs the city. Over the years the Loremasters and the Alchemists Guild have built up a steady friendship, despite the often volatile relations of Mercinae and Thakria. Such an alliance has proven fruitful, and those considering the Alchemists or the Loremasters should realise that members of this profession will be exposed much less to the danger found in other, more battle-orientated roles.
Independence was the goal of the Loremasters Guild founding fathers and should you wish to join the guild it should also be your goal. Independence from alignment, from political constraint, from pressure to conform to a city's narrow outlook. The Loremaster should profit from all-comers.
The Loremaster guild is situated in the heart of Thakria. Previously the
Loremaster profession attracted those that were peaceful and were happy to
help the citizens of Thakria in just creating magical items.
Indeed, under the leadership of Loremaster Yairi, the guild became perhaps
the richest in Avalon and certainly had a military might greater than any
other guild in Thakria.
The Loremaster guild in Thakria is different to the Alchemists, Artisans,
and Craftmasters in that there were the first to discover the combatitive
powers hidden in their skill-set. First there was Zenichiro, Master of Lore,
then there was Evil Aerian, Gateway to Hell who managed to master the powers
to devastating effect.
The Loremaster guild welcomes those who seek to just help create items for
people in Thakria but also holds open arms to those who are power hungry
and seek to destroy others by mastering the arts of Lore....
Imbedding spells in items, use of robes of lore and the power of the lorestaff.
Mixing up a wide range of potions, mostly beneficial or healing.
Fashioning runes of power from silver ore, erecting rune staves and transmuting silver.
Forging a range of weapons and armour from various component ores.
Head east from Thakria Square onto the western end of Emperors Walk. The Loremasters Guild is to be found there, just to the north.