Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Guilds

Every animal in Almavalia, excluding most of the nobility, is part of one of the thirteen guilds. Each guild has it’s own color and craft master, each of whom is part of the council. Three guilds have no craft master, namely the farmers, fishers and miners. These, as well as the soldiers, priests and stable workers, are known as the free guilds, while the others are craft guilds. Here, the free guilds are listed first, followed by the craft guilds.

soldiers

Uniform: cloak (everyday wear) and/or helmet and shield (on duty) the color of their fief flag.

Emblem: Sword and Shield

General (craft master): Lord Robert IronPaw

Mostly: Grey mice, wood mice, field mice.

Soldiers have the task of protecting the kingdom from enemies and guarding their baron. Most soldiers are stationed at either an outpost or a castle. Most soldiers fight on foot with swords, but some ride chinchillas and fight with spears.

Stable Workers

Uniform: tan cloak or apron

Emblem: Chinchilla

Head Groom (craft master): Callum Greyfur (grey mouse)

Based in: The Royal Fief (Valvia)

Mostly: Grey Mice, Voles, Wood Mice.

It is the stable workers’ job to look after the chinchillas and their tack. They also breed and train chinchillas.

Priests

Uniform: Long hooded tunic in either cream or light brown.

Emblem: N/A

Head Priest (craft master): Father Bruno

Mostly: all kinds of animals can be priests.

The job of priests will be explained in more detail in a later post.

Farmers & Gatherers

Uniform: green cloak

Emblem: wheat sheaves

Craft Master: N/A

Mostly: Field Mice, Wood Mice, and Voles

Farmers and Gatherers are responsible for providing food for the rest of the populace. Farmers are mostly Field Mice from Erbana (central fief) and Monteld (North-West fief) where they grow cereals and vegetables, and Gatherers are mainly wood mice from the North fiefs who gather nus, berries, and fruit in Silver Forest and Nutmeg Wood. There are also some voles in this guild who grow hay in the South to feed the chinchillas.

Fishers

Uniform: light blue cloak

Emblem: Fish

Craft Master: N/A

Based in: South fief (Dunell)

Mostly: Voles

Fishers also provide food in the form of fish which they catch on the coast in the fishing harbour.

Miners

Uniform: black apron or cloak.

Emblem: Pick axe

Craft Master: N/A

Based in: North-West fief (Monteld) and West fief (Ordell)

Mostly: Shrews

The miners mine for coal, jewels, gold and other ores in the mines of Ordell (west fief), or they cut rock in the quarries of Monteld (North-West fief)

Weavers

Uniform: Pinkish-Purple cloak

Emblem: Needle & Thread

Craft Master: Heather Bay (grey mouse)

Based In: Royal fief (Valvia)

Mostly: any Mouse race, voles

The weavers guild is made up of weavers, who weave cloth and tapestries, and seamstresses/tailors, who sew clothes etc. A few weavers weave baskets out of reeds, sticks, and such.

Potters

Uniform: brown apron or cloak

Emblem: clay pot

Craft Master: Sarah Brown (grey mouse)

Based In: Central fief (Erbana)

Mostly: Field Mice, Voles, Grey Mice, Shrews

Potters make all sorts of things out of clay, especially pots, crockery, and ornaments.

Metal Workers

Uniform: grey apron or cloak

Emblem: hammer and anvil

Craft Master: Samuel Graye (grey mouse)

Based In: West Fief (Ordell)

Mostly: Grey Mice, some Wood Mice and Shrews

Metal workers inclued blacksmiths, tinkers, jewelers and anyone who makes things from metal for their living.

Carpenters

Uniform: Orange apron or cloak

Emblem: Saw

Craft Master: Simeon Seagrain

Based In: North fief (Sylvada)

Mostly: Wood Mice, Voles

Carpenters have the job of crafting pretty much anything that’s made from wood, including furniture, containers, and even houses!

Shipwrights

Uniform: dark blue apron or cloak

Emblem: ship

Craft Master: Andrew Saltpaw (vole)

Based In: South Fief (Dunell)

Mostly: Voles

Shipwrights, as the name suggests, mend and build boats, which are used by fishers, traders, and sometimes, in the unusual event of war, soldiers.

Cooks

Uniform: white apron or cloak

Emblem: bowl and spoon

Craft Master: Eleanor Dustfoot (grey mouse)

Based In: Royal Fief (Valvia)

Mostly: Grey Mice, Field Mice

Cooks have the important job of preparing the food provided by the Farmers, Gatherers, and Fishers. This includes owners of restaurants, bakers, and the Castle cooking staff.

Scribes

Uniform: black robe or yellow cloak

Emblem: quill pen

Craft Master: Maritta Colin (shrew)

Based In: Royal fief (Valvia)

Mostly: Shrews, Grey Mice

‘Scribes’ is a somewhat generalized name; this guild includes, as well as scribes, anyone who’s job is associated with books and/or learning, such as teachers, authors, and printers

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A Few Big Changes

Well, I recently made a few major changes. The first is, Maeve, who was previously listed as the Main Protagonist, has become a secondary character! :O And the new Protagonist is … Prince Fir! Who used to be playing the part of Maeve’s best friend.

Another slightly smaller change, there is now a new map! Here it is in full:

the new map of Almavavlia. None of the places of interest have been greatly altered.

the new map of Almavavlia. None of the places of interest have been greatly altered.

This map was created by someone on ravelry and posted to me as part of a swap. 🙂 The new map is now set as the website header.

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List of Characters

A list of all named characters due to appear in Almavavlia, in alphabetical order.  😀

A

Amelia Dalby (field mouse) ~ Younger child of Sir Brendon Dalby. Relatives: Sir Brendon Dalby (father), Sarah Dalby (mother), Arthur Dalby (brother), Lady Clover and Maeve Dalby (aunts)

Andrew Saltpaw (vole) ~ Craftmaster of the Shipwright Guild.

Arthur Dalby (field mouse) ~ Elder child and heir of Sir Brendon Dalby. Relatives: Sir Brendon Dalby (father), Sarah Dalby (mother), Amelia Dalby (sister), Lady Clover and Maeve Dalby (aunts)

B

King Birch (grey mouse) ~ King of Almavavlia. Relatives: Queen Olivia (wife), Princess Ebony (sister), Prince Fir (son), and Princesses Grace and Sophie (daughters)

Sir Brendon Dalby (field mouse) ~ Baron of Erbana Fief. Older brother of Lady Clover and Maeve Dalby. Relatives: Sarah (wife), Lady Clover and Maeve Dalby (sisters), Arthur Dalby (son), Amelia Dalby (daughter)

Father Bruno (grey mouse) ~ head priest of Almavavlia.

C

Lady Clover Dalby (fieldmouse) ~ Fiance of Lord Conmal, older sister of Maeve and younger sister of Sir Brendon Dalby. Former Maid of Honor. Relatives: Sir Brendon Dalby (brother), Maeve Dalby (sister), Arthur Dalby (nephew), Amelia Dalby (niece)

Lord Conmal Sylvada (woodmouse) ~ Baron of Sylvada Fief. Engaged to Lady Clover Dalby. Relatives: Bryan Sylvada (brother), Sylvia Sylvada (sister)

Captain Cyril (grey mouse) ~ Captain of the Guard at Castle Valvia.

D

E

Elaine Dunell ~ The middle Maid of Honor. Relatives: Sean Dunell (father), Jane Dunell (mother), Fynn Dunell (twin brother), Lord Swyngal Dunell (uncle)

Eleanor Dustfoot (grey mouse) ~ Craftmaster of the Cook Guild.

F

Prince Fir (grey mouse) ~ Main Protagonist, Crown Prince of Almavavlia. Relatives: King Birch (father), Queen Olivia (mother), Princess Ebony (aunt), and Princesses Grace and Sophie (sisters)

Fynn Dunell ~ youngest King’s Companion. Relatives: Sean Dunell (father), Jane Dunell (mother), Elaine Dunell (twin sister), Lord Swyngal Dunell (uncle)

G

Princess Grace (grey mouse) ~ Princess of Almavavlia, second child and first daughter of King Birch and Queen Olivia. Relatives: King Birch (father), Queen Olivia (mother), Princess Ebony (aunt), Prince Fir (brother), and Princess Sophie (sister)

H

Heather Bay (grey mouse) ~ Craftmaster of the Weaver Guild.

I

J

K

L

M

Maritta Colin (shrew) ~ Historian and Craftmaster of the Scribe Guild.

Meave Dalby (field mouse) ~ youngest Maid of Honor and Prince Fir’s best friend. Relatives: Sir Brendon Dalby (brother), Lady Clover (sister), Arthur Dalby (nephew), Amelia Dalby (niece)

N

O

Queen Olivia (grey mouse) ~ Queen of Almavavlia. Relatives: King Birch (husband), Prince Fir (son), and Princesses Grace and Sophie (daughters)

P

Q

R

Lord Robert IronPaw (grey mouse) ~ Baron of Monteld Fief and General of the Almavavlian Army. Relatives: Lady Amelia (wife), Sir Christopher IronPaw (son), Ember IronPaw (daughter)

S

Samuel Graye (grey mouse) ~ Craftmaster of the Metal Worker Guild.

Sarah Brown (grey mouse) ~ Craftmaster of the Potter Guild.

Sean Dunell (vole) ~ younger brother of Lord Swyngal. Relatives: Jane Dunell (wife), Lord Swyngal Dunell (brother), Fynn Dunell (son), Elaine Dunell (daughter)

Princess Sophie (grey mouse) ~ Princess of Almavavlia. Third child and second daughter of King Birch and Queen Olivia. Relatives: King Birch (father), Queen Olivia (mother), Princess Ebony (aunt), Prince Fir (brother), and Princess Grace (sister)

Lord Swyngal Dunell (vole) ~ Baron of Dunell Fief. Relatives: Lady Sandra (wife), Sean Dunell (brother), Fynn Dunell (nephew), Elaine Dunell (niece)

T

Lord Timeaus Ordell (shrew) ~ Baron of Ordell Fief. Relatives: Lady Sapphire (sister)

U

V

Violetta (grey mouse) ~ The oldest of the Maids of Honor, has a crush on Captain Cyril.

W

X

Y

Z

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