Guild of Airmid (Medical Arts)

Purpose

Provide training in all aspects of medicine and healing including, but not limited to:

  • Arcane Healing
  • Medical Botany
  • Apothecaries
  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • General Medicine
  • Medical Research

The Guild of Airmid also builds hospitals and provides physicians to regions that need them. Member fees and student tuition provides support  for the guild, enabling them to offer a variety of services.

Location(s)

Almost all larger towns and cities have a guild campus which usually includes a well-staffed hospital. In more rural areas, there is probably only a small guild hall that also serves as a clinic.

Origin

In Gwerin mythology, the goddess Airmid was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. With her father, Dian Cecht, and brother Miach, she healed those injured in the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh, a mythical clash between the Tuatha Dé Danann and Baara’s Dark Host.

After her jealous father slew her brother, Miach, Airmid wept over her brother’s grave. Watered by her tears, all the healing herbs of the world sprang from the earth over Miach’s body. Airmid collected and organized them all, spreading them on her cloak. Once again, their father lashed out, and scattered the herbs. For this reason, no living human knows all the secrets of herbalism. Only Airmid remembers.

Along with Dian Cecht, Ochtriullach, and Miach, Airmid was one of the enchanters whose incantation sung over the well of Sláine was able to resurrect the dead.

In modern times, the healers’ guild on Aereth is known as the Guild of Airmid. No one knows exactly when the first guild was established. Non-wingbonded Gwerin have long been know for their healing magic.