Let it be known, throughout all the realms of Urth, that His Imperial Majesty, the Resplendent Emperor Maximillian III, Absolute Ruler of the Eternal Empire of Koth, declares the establishment of the Imperial Guild of Merchants.
The Guild of Merchants shall henceforth have dominion over all commerce and trade of quantity. This domain is of trade routes and caravans, businesses and shops, goods and wares. Free of this domain are all things in the realm of Spiritual magics. This is the province of the House of the Healing Heart whose Voice has graciously empowered the Guild of Merchants to deal in items with the magic of Curses. Exempt from this dominion shall also be the individual, who shall maintain the privilege of selling his property or services in private sales.
The Guild of Merchants is charged with the preservation and expansion of trade routes and markets throughout His Majesty’s Eternal Empire. With the grace of His Majesty or His representative, may this Guild expand beyond the boundaries of His Majesty’s Eternal Empire for the greater glory of Koth.
This duty is the regulation of all markets and tariffs, businesses and shops, public labs and forges. The Guild of Merchants must safeguard the interests of merchants and tradesmen within the territory granted by this Charter.
This responsibility is the enhancement of economy, the gathering of wealth, and procurement of luxuries for His Majesty, His lands, and His subjects.
This obligation is the guidance of merchants and tradesmen in their endeavors for the greater glory of The Empire.
This commitment is the safety of The Emperor, His lands, His subjects, and His interests.
His Imperial Majesty grants the Guild of Merchants the right and privilege to buy and sell all goods and wares, with the exception of any alchemy that produces effects of Enslavement, Death and Forget. The Guild of Merchants shall also be barred from the sale of slaves, as this is the dominion of the Guild of Slavers, and violates this Charter. Granted are the rights and privileges to recognize the skill of Merchants and tradesmen.
His Imperial Majesty gifts the Guild of Merchants with the privilege to establish the Order of the Wheel within the Imperial Army. This Order shall serve as the Guild’s sword and shield, enforcing this Charter, and defending the interests of the Guild. The name and colors of this company shall belong solely to the Guild.
It is the solemn commitment of the Guild of Merchants to provide services, support and resources deemed necessary to The Emperor and His representatives, to uphold the laws of The Empire and to pay taxes amounting to 20% of the profit from the sale of all goods, offices and services to The Emperor or His representatives.