The Thieves' Guild of Tai-tastigon occupies a unique position in that city.
At the time of God Stalk.
Lords of the Five CourtsEdit
- Abbotir, of the Gold Court
- Carbinia, of the Silver Court
- Thulican, of the Jewel Court
- Odalian, of the Glass Court
- Chardin, of the Shining Court
A master is an accomplished and distinguished thief who has passed through the ranks of apprentice and journeyman. There are only a hundred landed masters in the Guild, each granted one of the city's districts as his territory or manor. Only landed masters can take on apprentices or vote for the masters' two representatives to the Guild Council. In addition, there are landless masters, who have the rank but not those privileges. The rank of Master is awarded by the Guild Council.
- Penari, landed master of the Temple District
- Galishan, landed master of the Tynnet Branching District
A journeyman is a qualified thief who's completed an apprenticeship and demonstrated competence at the craft. Candidates for journeyman appear to be approved by the Guild Council; it's uncertain as to whether this is only once every seven years, or on a more regular basis.
An apprentice is taken on by a master thief. New apprentices are registered with the Guild secretary at the Sirdan's Palace. The apprentice swears an oath to the guild; when Penari takes Jame as his apprentice, she is asked by the secretary: Do you swear to obey the laws of the Thieves' Guild of Tai-tastigon, to uphold its institutions, to conduct yourself to its credit and to that of your master? All but very low-value stealings of apprentice become property of the apprentice's master.
Many boys come to Tai-tastigon from the provinces, and see out sponsers in the Guild.
- Raffing, under Master Galishan
- Scramp, under Master Galishan
- Patches, under Master Galishan