In a conversation with EM Kasaven about the RBG being part of factions and conversations with other RP'ers of the land, I think the following structure would be something we should consider. 1) Create individual guild stones; one for each regiment. The existing RBG guild becomes the facilitator of the RBG Alliance. RBG leaves the faction system all together. (We can address Felucca in another manner, EM agrees this is not a requirement for them and I believe it makes things difficult as well as invites drama.) Captain is GM of that stone. He/She can do all GM duties needed for their regiment. He/She MUST join the RBG Alliance. 2) NPC Towns or Cities that have "territorial" guild claims can follow 1 of 2 options: Follow the rules as #1 states, so they would also have a Captain. (Like perhaps I am sure Haven would and Umbra has today for CoD.) OR, they can instead of a Captain as GM have a Diplomat as GM and act as a liaison for the RBG and the guild that holds claim to a city/town. They would also join that stone to the RBG Alliance. 3) All sub-guilds created would have to reflect RBG in thier names/abbreviations. This makes them distinctly part of the alliance. If there are two towns with possibly the same abbreviation, we can think of something else that will fit. Feedback? Questions?