Yes, yes. I know what you’re thinking with the house guilds and stuff, but dude listen.
I’ve been playing the Warcraft mod for CK2 recently. Played as the Greymane family of the Kingdom of Gilneas. My vassals were a rowdy bunch. Constantly fighting each other for claims of land and plotting against each other. I thought, this sounds like a fun concept for RP.
Imagine, say, two of those house guilds doing actual house guild stuff. No, not standing in Stormwind doing nothing, but actually fighting each other and other things.
I know this realm has had a history of house guilds doing questionable stuff. I joined AD somewhere in 2017, and that was me mostly playing on Horde so I personally haven’t seen the ‘glory days’ of these guilds. Please tell me information about these guilds of the past, if you got any. I want to hear about them.
Often when I hear talk of these guilds, it’s not positive talk. I do understand why, but some of the stuff I’ve heard have sounded really FUN. Could it be possible to have house guilds, and actually have them good, fun, and lore friendly?
Does this work in the setting of Warcraft? Stormwind is an absolute monarchy, the nobility have almost no power there. So what if we look into some of the many defunct kingdoms?
Let’s take a look at Gilneas in WoW for example. (Gilneas is most likely at least partially controlled by the Grand Alliance, so this probably wouldn’t work, but this is just an example) So in Gilneas, there currently is no king to keep things in check. This would allow for some rival houses to do almost anything. It’s like a sandbox. Gilneas is a very big place, plenty of open and empty buildings occupied by no one, and also almost no other guilds. Plenty of land to fight over. Right, what if you add like 5 of those guilds to the mix Probably won’t work ever at all, but sounds fun.
There are currently still many house guilds, but from what I’ve seen they’re pretty much all just the same thing. Some just stand in Stormwind, have a chat, do nothing. Those that do stuff are allied to the Alliance and only fight enemies of the Alliance, which also sounds a bit boring.
Oh yeah, what if you combine the thing from my last post with this post? Have one of the guilds be some cheap baron who doesn’t supply the peasants he levies.
The structure of this post is bad because I did not have any direction when writing this. I just wrote what came to mind. I don’t remember what the key point to this was, or why I even made this post. I will post this anyway.
Also I don’t know anything about medieval feudal politics or levies so this post is probably completely wrong, but this just sounded like a fun idea.