Guild Ball takes place in a land now known as the Empire of Free Cities. The lands of the empire are made up of a vast range of climates, cultures and landscapes, each controlled by a sovereign City.
Mob football is a game generally played between neighbouring towns and villages on feast days, which accounts for its popularity. At its core, players on opposing teams clash and struggle to control a leather wrapped inflated pig's bladder and attempt to kick it into the opponent’s goal.
The powerful Guilds took advantage of the huge popularity of the sport and invested great sums of money, creating professional teams and structured leagues. The public went crazy as the game was elevated to new heights of spectacle. Guild Ball was born amidst a blaze of interest and publicity, and with it a whole new business and revenue stream for the Guilds.
Games are now played out in front of immense crowds, whilst behind the scenes the results can mean fortunes are won or lost on the kick of a ball.
Nobody wearing the mantle of captain comes to a game unprepared. You can take it for granted they’ve spent hours.
“Ain’t no other team that can catch ‘em. Until someone seriously gets their game on, the Fishermen’s Guild will keep.
“You wish for some wisdom on the Alchemists? Stay clear of the green smoke and get ready to run when.
“When you play them, you have to surrender control. You can’t simply do what you want. You’ve got to force.
“Who are the Union? A mismatched bunch o’ mercenaries, scum and criminals for the most part. You wouldn’t want to.
Join the star players from the popular Brewer’s and Mason’s Guilds as they take to the pitch to fight for.
“The Hunter’s Guild is dangerous. Each has lived a life of tracking, pursuing, and killing beasts far more feral and.
“You’re just meat to them. Weak, tender, soft meat. And they’re the Butchers.” — Greyscales, Fishermen’s Guild Tougher than gristle, Ox sees Guild.
“They have the most devastating potential of all teams at their fingertips.” — Midas, Alchemist’s Guild Former dog of war..