This is the website of the Planeshift guild Bards Association.

Look, Think, Inform!

We have few rules and no forced tasks to do. We value freedom. The only rules are:
1) Always try to share knowledge
2) Always try to be kind

The Bards Association was born from the need of giving greater credibility and support to the Guilds & Traders Journal. It's also an opportunity to unite forces that would otherwise be divided. Although it is Raikana Plip the founder of the Guilds & Traders Journal, from the first moment that her niece Zakena Plip has taken its reins she took her steps in order to create an association that would unite all those who love to collect and disseminate knowledge. Being a bard, she wanted to extend the invitation to those who find alternative, personal, artistic ways to share their point of view. She decided to start small, creating an unofficial group, the Press Association, and seeking alliances and partnerships that could help the association to support itself; the newspaper had become free for readers and supporters were necessary. Thanks to her perseverance she was able to sustain herself over time, thanks to the generous donations of her supporters, until the time has come to formalize. The Press Association became Bards Association, including among the potential members also scholars, artists, researchers, storytellers and all those who wish to share their knowledge.

The ranks in the association are divided into two main categories: "Bards" and "Lorekeepers".

If you are an artist in any form (writing, drawing, acting, dancing, playing, composing, etc...) you are a bard.

If you have no interest in doing art but you like to support the cause, you are Lorekeeper. Lorekeepers can specialize in any profession: after all our guild needs food, weapons, armors, etc... like any other guild.