Streets of Thuradax
The Guilds are organizations of wealthy merchants, artisans, and land owners. They are associations that pool together their holdings, using their wealth and power to create barriers to entry in their chosen trade, making it difficult for any freemen to compete on the market. Because they arose out of the old dwarven noble clans of the ancient Khoradin empire, they also have familial and business ties with the city's state power. In particular, the Guild Council is the foremost authority in the city, the only higher power being the office of Lord Mayor.