Kingmaker: The Nation of Phoenicia
Guild of Artificers
Founded by Samantha Stormwind after being savagely beaten by an angry mob, her hope was that a united front would provide a measure of protection to those who rely on magic and magical items for a living. While the Guild of Artificers initially covered just the creation and trade of magical items, it has since expanded to include those who provide magic for hire, as well as various magically-related professions, such as sages.
The structure of the guild is quite loose. Members are expected to contribute a token monthly fee (which mostly goes to providing food and drink at the monthly meetings). This fee entitles them to have their grievances heard at these meetings; a majority decision of those in attendance is required for the guild to act. So far, the guild’s actions have been quite gentle (mostly resolving internal disputes), but they believe that acting as a single body is more likely to get them official attention should they need it, as well as discouraging criminals of various sorts.
While Samantha is officially the guild leader, her role is largely administrative (organizing meetings, maintaining order, keeping track of the rolls and dues, etc) although she actively promotes the guild to any newcomers.