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You'll only be able to take Commerce Guild commissions after you've registered your workshop with Mayor Gale.
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The Commerce Guild is an organization that operates throughout the Alliance of Free Cities, focusing on commerce, trade, business, and economic development.

The Commerce Guild is responsible for posting Commissions from local townsfolk or other city-states in the Alliance on the Commission Board, as well as providing rewards from completing these commissions to the Builders. If the player wants to take commissions, it is necessary to register a workshop at the Commerce Guild.

The Portia branch is located in Peach Plaza, near the town's entrance beside the player's Workshop. Presley is the Commissioner of the Commerce Guild, and Antoine works at the front desk, providing payment to the player for many commissions.

The Gift Exchange seasonal shop is located on Antoine's desk.

The building is open from 8:00 - 20:00.

Branches Edit

Each of the Free Cities has their own branch of the Commerce Guild.

Portia Branch Edit

Presley is the commissioner of the Portia branch, and cites that it was his steadfast work ethic of working dawn to midnight every day in his youth that got him to where he is today.

Antoine is the guild's secretary, and is almost always found in the Commerce Guild during its operating hours. Most commissions are turned in to him for completion and rewards. His desk is immediately in front of the entrance.

To the left of the entrance is the commission board, which Higgins can be found contemplating in front of shortly after 8:00. Further to the back are stairs leading to a colorful Workshop Ranking board where the player can check their reputation points. The stairs continue to the library on the second floor, which Isaac and Polly are fond of and visit every weekend.

CommissionsEdit

Commerce Guild commission board

The commission board

Main article: Commissions

The Commerce Guild posts commissions daily from Monday through Friday; completed commissions can still be turned in during the weekends.

InspectionsEdit

Inspection

The Inspection minigame

Main article: Inspection

On Saturday and Sunday, the guild ceases posting commissions to host an inspection period for all the products submitted that week before sending them off to the commissioners. The quality inspections are held on tables in front of the commission board from 8:00 - 15:00.

After reaching Workshop Level C, the player may participate in the inspections and earn rewards.

The Competition Edit

Main article: Workshop Rank

The player's biggest competition in achieving that coveted top-ranking S grade spot on the builder leaderboards is Higgins. Despite his underhanded tactics, such as sometimes accepting more than one commission a day even though this is against guild policy, he is cited as a hard worker who is devoted to being the best. Higgins will maintain the top rank on the leaderboards unless the player overtakes him.

The other workshops begin the game with a given amount of Workshop Rank points, and they generally earn a given amount of points every day.

RewardsEdit

Main article: Commerce Guild Awards

Based on the player's monthly Workshop Rank, rewards may be sent to the player's Mailbox on the first of the month for their performance the previous month.

At the end of the year, the player's Reputation points will be reset to zero. An annual awards ceremony is held on the first day of each year to honor the top three builders over the previous year. The first place winner gets a Gold Trophy to place in their house; the second and third place winners are handed a silver and copper trophy in the ceremony cutscene, but they do not get physical trophies to keep after the cutscene.

GuidebookEdit

There is a guidebook on Antoine's desk that offers more information for the player if they interact with it.

Guidebook
1. What does the Commerce Guild do?
The Commerce Guild is the organization that orchestrates trade across the entire Free Cities region. This guild works closely with the government, the Church of the Light, the Civil Corps, and the Science Society to bring about telesia: the betterment of society. The guild organizes different workshops and offers an efficient way for supply and demand to be accessed.

2. Who are the builders?
Builders are the people who produce most of the daily supplies for the population of the Free Cities. These people tend to be adventurers, artisans, engineers, and businessmen rolled into one. They are a very important pillar of society and are well respected everywhere.

3. How do I get commissions from the Commerce Guild?
Commissions are posted on the commission board. They are updated daily. A builder can only pick one commission at a time, so choose wisely!

4. What are relics?
Relics are ancient products hidden in the ruins. Ancient craftsmen used technology far beyond our understanding to build these products. They have great value to us all.

5. How do I improve my workshop rating?
Ratings can be improved by gaining Workshop Points through completing commissions or trading in relics. More Workshop Points are awarded for more sophisticated commissions and rarer relics. Your current rating is displaced [sic] on your Builder License.

6. How does my workshop rating affect my commissions?
As one's workshop ratings improves, more sophisticated commissions will be unlocked.

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