There are certain things I feel we’ve glazed over in the MAGIQverse. We all took the Guide, we got a snippet of an idea of what the guilds were from the resulting descriptions. For many, these descriptions resonated powerfully. Six guilds, all unique.
But…why do they exist? Where did the guilds come from? How did the affinities become a thing? I know that might sound silly. But I have to wonder, how did the houses grow to be distinct? Why were these delineations created?
I don’t have a full answer, but I can share what we know and we can all put our tin foil hats on for a bit.
Most of it comes from the Guide descriptions, but also this thread. Specifically, this image:
I’ve emphasized the important part.The Houses were at one time royalty, and the delineation of royal titles were based on the 7 tenets of the Faith. But here’s the question - this image references the Collector. We know from Mr. Wideawake that the Collector is a term used by Monarch’s Mountain. However, based on what we learned from Sullivan Green we also know that Monarch’s Mountain didn’t create the guilds - they simply found written histories of them. So…are the houses truly borne from royalty, or is there more to this story?
I would love to hear your theories on this. How did the guilds come to be? And what do you think makes them call to people so strongly?
Also, I’d love to hear your theories on what kind of people ruled the original houses. Who were the first rulers of the houses? What were they like? There’s no way for us to know for sure, of course, but it’s fun to imagine.