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The Imperial Guild of Entertainers serves the Eternal Empire of Koth by providing entertainment, communication and organized activities competitions across the Empire. The Entertainers Guild preserves the written and oral history of the Empire as well as the other racial and cultural expressions such as dance and theater. Imperial Entertainers serve as heralds to the nobility and guilds of the Empire, couriers of news, correspondence and proclamations. Entertainers also run public posts for news throughout the Empire. In many areas written chronicles are published regularly to the citizens.

Within a territory, be it a Kingdom or Colony, the upper echelon of the Imperial Guild of Entertainers consists of the Guildmaster and five other titled Masters:

  • The Master of the Guild (Guildmaster)
    • The Master of the Guild is the appointed leader of the Guild in the territory. The Guildmaster is responsible for all operations, all members, all resources and all tribute of the Guild. The Guildmaster sits on the Council of Guilds for his organization, representing its interests across the territory
  • The Master of the Diamond
    • The Master of the Diamond is the appointed leader of the Guild in the territory who oversees the contests of the Diamond including gathering the appropriate patrons, contestants and prizes.
  • The Master of the Word
    • The Master of the Word is the appointed leader of the Guild in the territory who oversees the collection, performance and preservation of all books, chronicles, news and histories.
  • The Master of Music
    • The Master of Music is the appointed leader of the Guild in the territory who oversees the collection, performance and preservation of all music.
  • The Master of the Stage
    • The Master of the Stage is the appointed leader of the Guild in the territory who oversees the collection, performance and preservation of all theater and plays. The Master of the Stage is also responsible for constructing and maintaining the venues of the Guild across the territory, except the Diamonds.
  • The Master of the Mask 
    • The Master of the Mask is the head of the Order of the Gilded Mask within the territory. This position makes him an officer in the Imperial Legions, typically a Lieutenant. These members serve as spies and couriers for the Legions.

 

There are local masters and guild members throughout the territory who perform specific functions. Here are just a few:

  • The Master of the Hall
    • The Master of the Hall is responsible for running a local Guildhall. The Master of the Hall will report the Guildmaster directly, sending regular reports and ledgers to the main Guildhall
  • Herald
    • The speaker, messenger and representative of a powerful individual or organization, typically a journeyman. A herald will display the blazon of his employer prominently at all times and is mandated to place his employer first, before Guild interests.
  • Gold Cloak
    • The leader of a troupe of performers within the guild, be they actors and actresses, musicians and singers or dancers, typically a journeyman.
  •  Quill
    • A travelling guildsman who is responsible for recording and later publishing events.

 

Why join the Imperial Guild of Entertainer?

  • You live for your art and share it with the people of the Empire and beyond.
  • You want to travel, run your own troupe, seek and write about exotic people and places.
  • You welcome being the center of attention.
  • You seek the applause and approval of the people through your performance.
  • You seek immortality through your art, that your skill be proclaimed throughout time.

Whispers about the Imperial Guild of Entertainers?

  • They are all spies for the Empire.
  • They report only what the Emperor wants changing events and facts, even rewriting history to suit the needs of Koth.
  • They are all dreamers who care nothing for what happens to real people.
  • The Guild serves a secret leader who can take other forms and possesses magical writing and speech which can control those that read or hear it.

Charter of the Imperial Guild of Entertainers

Who’s Who in the Imperial Guild of Entertainers

Master of the Diamond Bogatyr Tykin

The Master of the Diamond is a strong and experienced human from Antil. Also known as the “King of the Rift” or the “Blood King” for his many victories in the Diamonds of Koth. He wields an crimson blade awarded to him by Archduchess Phendra and carved of everice from the Sea of Glass called Verdilak. There is no love lost between Master Tykin and General Itzquauhtli as Bogatyr won his titles in the Diamond while the Obsidian Eagle served in the Kentogeni campaign. Many say that the Cutter of Men and the Blood King seek a reason for a match.