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The Commonwealth of Gilnean Royal Protectorates, but commonly referred to simply 'The Commonwealth' as by the masses, is an autonomously Governed State in Gilneas. Leadership was comprised of Viceroy-General Matthue Brannigan and his advisers, and a Council of Mayors and Knights from the various settlements of Gilneas.

Overview Edit

Economically, Gilneas is still a viable source of revenue and is being widely privatized by the Noble Houses residing there. With almost all mines in the Lands of Stormwind overrun with Kobolds, Emberstone mine remains one of the very few coal pits left in alliance hands, and coal, being a very valuable resource, makes this a very lucrative business and trade opportunity. Not to mention that The Blackwald's Lumber industry is a very heavy competitor, and once geared up, could even rival the output of Eastvale Logging Camp in Elwynn Forest. And of course, we cannot overlook Gilneas's staple economic standby, the fishing and maritime Industries. All of these factors, combined with the fact that Keel Harbour is the Northernmost Alliance Port in the Eastern Kingdoms makes New Gilneas a very lucrative business partner.

However, this great power and wealth don't come without a price, the brave men and women of New Gilneas are constantly besieged by Forsaken, raided by Feral Worgen Packs, pillaged by bandits, and harassed by Pirates. They have not given up hope, however, and the Armies of Keel Harbour march to defend Gilneas, her citizens, and her interests across not only Gilneas and Lordaeron but all of Azeroth

Commonwealth Ranks Edit

As the Commonwealth has both a civilian, and military structure, this has led to a more open structure of the guild as well, with the ranks below following.

Council Member Edit

There will only be two of these at any time, one from the military branch, and one from the civilian branch, meant to advice the Viceroy-General on the state of the Commonwealth and steps that can be taken to improve it, or defend it. This position will be elected by the members of the guild on a monthly basis, and will be elected from the group of Mayors and Knights appointed by the Viceroy-General.

Mayor and Knight Edit

This is the highest rank you can achieve in the Commonwealth by direct appointment of the Viceroy-General, at all times there will be 4 Knights, and 4 Mayors, A mayor for each town in Gilneas, Emberstone, Tempest Reach, Stormglen, and Keel Harbor, the Mayor will be in charge of all civilian activities in those areas, while the Knights will be charged with military operations in those areas. Though helping your neighbors are of course encouraged! When a Knight or Mayor is promoted to the Council, a new Knight or Mayor will be selected by the Viceroy, and when a Council Member is voted out of office, the Knight or Mayor will take up the office of the newly promoted Council Member.

Tradesman and Captain Edit

The very lowest officer position that can be obtained in the Commonwealth, in both the Military and Civilian branch. These will be appointed by the advice of the Mayors and Knights, as well as the Council, but ultimately at the authority of the Viceroy-General himself.

Citizen and Sergeant Edit

The first promotion many will receive.

Laborer and Private Edit

The backbone of the guild!

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