Mason's Circle

The Mason’s Circle might as well be the Builder’s Guild, as they do have a fair number of members specializing in wood, but with the overwhelming majority of the city being built of stone, they built their power base on that institution. The Masons have a hold on the quarrying industry as well as the building industry, to maintain self-sufficiency. They do not hold a lock on the laborers, but with the docks in Qadir being small, laborers who don’t want to become farm hands will avoid angering the Masons. Architects and Engineers often join the Circle rather than seeking patronage alone, as the protection afforded allows them to haggle with the nobility for job requirements and compensation. After all, if the nobles brought in their own masons and laborers to build something without employing the Circle, they would be just as badly ostracized as the laborers who snubbed them would be.

Mason's Circle

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