Qadir by the Bihyal
The Apothecarists are a guild specializing in medicine procurement or creation. They differ from the Alchemist’s Guild in that they focus on liquids and powders for consumption by or use on people or animals, whether for good or ill. Medicines, health tonics, sleep aids, recreational drugs, poisons, etc. are all readily available through any apothecary shop in Qadir. The guild provides negotiations with the Golden Brotherhood to keep tariffs low, as well as insurance. Beyond that, they get together a few times a year in order to exchange knowledge about their industry. There formerly was a divide between the Alchemists and Apothecarists on the issue of vintners and brewers, with the vintners being members of the Apothecarists for protection and market power, and the brewers being members of the Alchemists due to their distilling process being primary to their trade. A decade ago, the brewers all joined the Apothecarists citing unfair treatment by the gunpowder obsessed Alchemists.