A person of the kingdom may join the Guild, so long as they are a person who is welcome at Lochac Court. That is, they are not subject to any level of banishment. That person is considered an “Initiate” of the mysteries for until such time as they can produce a work for grading. The Initiate must submit the work to the relevant Guildmaster, who will ensure the appropriate jurying takes place.
An Initiate is not considered a member in good standing.
The standing of a guild member reflects their activity within the guild. A member in good standing has:
- Submitted a work in any discipline within the last twenty four months, or
- Participated in a Jury as a Juror, or
- Served the Company as Provost Secretary or Champion.
The lowest rank of achievement in any discipline is apprentice. This person has demonstrated some level of skill in the discipline, but is considered to be still learning the mysteries of the craft.
A Guild member is only considered an apprentice for those disciplines that they have submitted work to a jury. A person achieves apprentice rank by submitting one work for a discipline that is graded at apprentice or better.
A Journeyman has demonstrated skills in the mysteries of a discipline. They have submitted three works for a discipline that have been graded Journeyman or better.
A Master has demonstrated good skills in the mysteries of a discipline. They have submitted five works for a discipline that have been graded Master. Alternatively, the member has been recognised by the Order of the Laurel for work in a specific discipline.