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<br /> '''Aderyn's Cradle''' is the land where the story of ''Aderyn's Cradle'' unfolds. It the god [[Aderyn]]'s domain. <br //>
== Aderian Society before the Soulfire
<br /> Aderian society consisted of four domains, each managed by a different guild. These guilds acted as administrators and law enforcement over their juristicted domains. The five guilds had internal hierarchies, each with a different guildmaster at the top. Guildmasters were appointed by the Aderian people in each domain. <br //>
For each region, there existed 5 guilds total: One for each force. Each guild is defined by crafting and arts with that force as the/a primary source of either energy or materials. Life crafting encompasses all healing, agricultural practices and woodwork/leatherwork/other raw materials originating from living creatures. Fire crafting encompasses not only flame itself, but other (non-light based) heat sources such as lava. Fluid crafting has broad applications and is often hybridized; encompasses alchemy, plumbing/bathing, and hydraulic/wind energy. Light crafting encompasses not only contained light sources (like lanterns), but also in harnessing energy from the Sun, or manipulating other forms of bioluminesence/light sources that are special to Anora (not found in our world). Earth/Stone crafting mainly involves raw materials for construction, tools, or artifacts. There are also hybrid crafts; for example, blacksmithing involves both Earth/Stone crafting (raw materials), and Fire crafting (transformative energy source).
== The Alltide ==
Each land sends 1 guildmaster (from any of the main five guilds: Fluid, Fire, Life, Light or Stone) to represent their people. Only a Guildmaster can represent the people. At the Alltide, the Guildmasters no longer represent their individual guilds (aka, their individual fields of crafting). They only come to represent the people of their region. To refresh, there are a total of four regions: Bayou, Quarry, Iceland, and Desert. Therefore, at each Alltide, there are four Guildmasters and one Oracle.