What’s in a name? – Mason’s Guild

Next up the Mason’s Guild

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Honour

Honour

During the Century War, Honour made her living as a mercenary, fighting for the side with the most coin. A disastrous battle left her company decimated, and she was promoted to commander of a defeated unit. The Mason’s guild spotted her talent, where she quickly became captain of the team. She now exists as one of the best examples of Guild Ball’s role models. Every little girl in the stands dreams of living the life of the romantic mercenary turned Guild Ball star and every red-blooded male wants to be the one to thaw her icy heart.

Honour is  an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body Accordingly, individuals (or corporate bodies) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at large. Honours name is probably a result of her perceived mentality and her military background.

Marbles

Marbles

Marbles was presented to Honour for her services to the city of Dharli in the far-flung Sovereign State of Indossa. Mischievous by nature, an annoyance to both friend and foe alike, no other mascot in all of Guild Ball divides both players and fans so much as Marbles does.

Marble is a  metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

Brick

Brick

Brick is the imposing centre back found playing for the Mason’s team. The Unstoppable Juggernaut considers the game an exercise in smashing his way through the opposition with a mighty blow from his knuckledusters. Few have the ability or even the will to try and stop him.

A brick is building material used to make walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Traditionally, the term brick referred to unit composed of clay, but it is now used to denote any rectangular units laid in mortar. A brick can be composed of clay-bearing soil, sand and lime, or concrete materials.

Chisel

Chisel

A chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material such as wood, stone, or metal by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power.

Flint

Flint

Flint is a handsome man, and a charmer by nature, but do not let his appearance fool you. He is a hardened rogue, who gained his skills playing his inmates whilst incarcerated. The sport is now his fickle mistress, and he lives for the thrill of the high-stake games in front of the cheering crowds.

Flint is a hard, sedimentary form of the mineral quartz. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Flint has been used from antiquity up to the present day as a material for building stone walls, using lime mortar, and often combined with other available stone or brick rubble. Particularly in Southern England.

Harmony

Harmony

Beautiful, charming, talented, and flamboyant. Those would be the words Harmony would use to describe herself. Others would tell the rest of the tale. Vain, arrogant, conceited and filled with an overbearing sense of self-importance. She is not in the game for the long term, and is only interested in catching the eye of a wealthy noble or prince so she can marry her way in to higher society.

Another slightly odd name, harmony refers to an orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole or a relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another. The name is probably a reference to the interaction she has with her sister, Honour. Harmony is also one of the key tenants of the Freemasons, but i don’t know  whether this is coincidence or not.

Mallet

Mallet

Mallet can call himself one of the oldest players in the game, and he shares the old values and code of honour long since abandoned by the new blood. Off the pitch, he is a sullen man with nothing good to say about anybody, but it will be a sad day when he retires, and one of the game’s best talents leaves the pitch for good.

A mallet is a kind of hammer, often made of rubber or sometimes wood, that is smaller than a maul or beetle, and usually has a relatively large head. The term is descriptive of the overall size and proportions of the tool, and not the materials it may be made of, though most mallets have striking faces that are softer than steel. Mallets are often used in stone masonry in combination with other tools such as chisels.

Tower

Tower

Tower is a man of his craft, and dedicated to the furthering the masonic art. He quickly showed an equal talent for the game, and was promptly hired as an apprentice player. Despite only playing one season, he has already earned the respect of his colleagues, proving himself a capable addition to the squad.

A tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are specifically distinguished from “buildings” in that they are not built to be habitable but to serve other functions. The principal function is the use of their height to enable various functions to be achieved including: visibility of other features attached to the tower such clock towers; as part of a larger structure or device to increase the visibility of the surroundings as in a fortified building such as a castle; or as a structural feature as an integral part of a bridge.

Tower is also a reference to the character backer creator of Tower, Steven Tower.

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