An interesting change perhaps the magic of the cane faded over time and now the accidents are not always fatal; making this an interesting acquisition for a PC to get their hands on, especially if they're recovering from an injury or want a sword cane to slip past the guards into the palace or thieves guild.Go to Comment
An interesting sub, and I agree with Mourn, they sound like insufferable twits jusding by the insider info, and most PC's short of the priestly/paladin types will be incompatible with their requirements. (And quite honestly I think the guild benefits are far too meagre to be worth that kind of sacrifice required by their charter by most PC's/players should GM present them with the option.)
The real difficulty with using this guild "as is" in ones campaign is the guild caveat "Their companions shall likewise be modest in dress and behaviour." This bit would lead to instant intra party conflict when after joining the guild the Priest or Paladin finds the parties Rogue, Barbarian, and Bard refusing to act or dress by "modest standards."
As a Dwarf fighter would likely say: "Tis yer guild and creed laddie not mine, so dunna be thinkin ta keep me from the tavern, an a bit o' wenchin, at least not if ya want ta keep sharin' the road and adventures with me."
However all that said, a GM could use this as a nice "if only you knew the truth" adventure, where in the group joins the guild; as on its outside they sound like a reputable and profitable group to be part of. Only they find out after joining the bunch is conserviative to the point of being anal rententive, and need to find a way to leave them without upsettig the guild; especially if they have a low tolerance for "deserters and non conformers."Go to Comment