( Dungeon Master's Guide II, p. 228)


You are one of the leaders of your guild.


Favored in Guild (DMG2) , Leadership (PH) , at least one guildmaster-associated feat (see the table below), at least one of your guild-associated skills must be a class skill for you and must be at maximum rank, your followers and cohorts must also qualify to join the guild,


You gain a +2 competence bonus on each of your guild-associated skills.

In addition, because of your enhanced status, you no longer need to pay guild dues. If your guild is a standard or expansive one, you can expect special treatment?specifically, free lodging, free food, an office, and a simple workshop, laboratory, or other space that contains any basic tools of your guild's trade?at any guildhouse.

Furthermore, as a guildmaster, you have some degree of authority over other guild members. Once per day, you can exchange the primary cohort you gained from your Leadership feat for a different cohort from your guild. Otherwise, the standard rules for choosing a cohort apply. The DM determines the actual pool of cohorts available to you, but the new cohort is usually from the list of associated classes provided in the description of each guild type (see Guild Types, page 223).Normal

Guildmasters are expected to spend at least 8 consecutive hours per week dealing with administrative matters and interacting with other guild members. A guildmaster who fails to meet this requirement loses the benefits of this feat for the following week.

You must keep at least one of your guild-associated class skills at maximum rank as you attain new levels. A guildmaster who fails to meet this requirement loses the benefits of this feat until he gains the necessary ranks.

As a nonstandard award for completing a particularly dangerous and lengthy mission of great importance to a PC's guild, the DM can award this feat as a bonus feat to anyone who qualifies for it.

Guildmaster-Associated Feats
Guild Associated Feats
Arcane Any item creation feat
Criminal Agile, Deceitful, Deft Hands, Nimble Fingers, Stealthy
Government Negotiator, Persuasive, Skill Focus (any guild-associated skill)
Mercantile Deceitful, Diligent, Skill Focus (any guild-associated skill)
Mercenary Combat Expertise, Dodge, Endurance, Mounted Combat
Naturalist Alertness, Animal Affinity, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Natural Spell, Run, Self-Sufficient
Performer Acrobatic, Agile, Athletic, Enduance, Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Perform or Profession)
Psionic Any psionic item creation feat
Religious Extra Turning, Improved Turning, Skill Focus (Knowledge [religion]), Weapon Focus (with deity's favored weapon)
Scholastic Skill Focus (Knowledge [any])