56th Boss Meeting

Guild Clearers' 56th floor boss meeting

A Guild (ギルド, Girudo?) is a group of players, most on par with each other in regard to levels, with an organized structure and a leader, in various major online games. Known games that have guilds are «Sword Art Online», «ALfheim Online» and «Gun Gale Online». Guilds in Gun Gale Online are called Squadrons (スコードロン, Sukōdoron?). The current number of existing guilds in each VR game is unknown.

Guilds in Sword Art Online could only be formed after a certain quest is completed on the 3rd Floor[1][2]. Most known top guilds are composed of Clearers, high-leveled and experienced players.

Guild FeaturesEdit

In Sword Art Online, guilds are comprised of one Commander, one or more Vice-Commanders, and regular guild members.[3] Within the system, guilds have recognised abbreviations of three to four letters long.[citation needed]

To manage a guild, a player must own the Contract Scroll item within their inventory, allowing access to the guild finances and management of the guild personnel list. Usually, only the guild Commander has this item, but sometimes duplicates are created to share the workload with other guild members.[4]

Guilds have unique features that allow players to interact differently from regular player to player interactions and guilds also offer several benefits to its members:

  • Guild members have access to a common guild storage, which can be used to easily share items, such as potions, among themselves. This storage cannot be opened within a dungeon.[5] In the event where all other guild members have died apart from one player, the shared storage will remain viewable until that player deletes the tab linked to the shared storage.[6]
  • The guild member list can be used for tracking the position of a fellow guild member, if the said member is not within a dungeon.[7]
  • Guild members are able to send short messages to one another. Does not work within a dungeon.
  • Guilds have customizable emblems which appear on the guild members' top left interface, next to the player's Hit Point (HP) bar, as well as next to the player's Hit Point bar from another player's point of view.
  • When guild members are in the same party, the players receive a slight increase in their stats.[8]
  • Guilds can purchase their own Guild Headquarters which act just like player-owned homes, where only guild members are allowed into the property.[9]

The only known drawback of being a member of a guild is that guild members are taxed whenever they earn money and the taxed money is sent to the guild's vault.[8]

Known GuildsEdit

Sword Art OnlineEdit

Image English Name Japanese Name Abbreviation Notes
ALF Aincrad Liberation Force アインクラッド解放軍 ALF
Aincrad Liberation Squad アインクラッド解放隊 ALS Merged with MTD to form the Aincrad Liberation Force after the 25th Floor boss battle
Divine Dragon Alliance Members Divine Dragon Alliance 聖竜連合(ディヴァイン・ドラゴンズ・アライアンス) DDA
Divine Division 天穹師団(ディヴァイン・ディヴィジョン)
Dragon Knights Brigade ドラゴンナイツ・ブリゲード DKB
Fuumaningun 風魔忍軍(フウマニングン) Existence only confirmed for the beta test.
Fuurinkazan Fuurinkazan 風林火山 WWFM
Golden Apple Golden Apple 黄金林檎 GA Disbanded
KOB members Knights of the Blood 血盟騎士団 KoB
Laughing coffin Laughing Coffin 笑う棺桶(ラフィン・コフィン) Not a guild system-wise. Majority of members either killed or imprisoned as of August 2024.
MMO Today MMOトゥデイ MTD Merged with ALS to form the Aincrad Liberation Force after the 25th Floor boss battle.
Black Cats Moonlit Black Cats 月夜の黒猫団 Disbanded after the majority of the members were killed on June 22, 2023.
Silver Flags シルバーフラグス Majority of members killed on February 14, 2024.
Titan's Hand Titan's Hand タイタンズハンド Members imprisoned as of February 24, 2024.

ALfheim OnlineEdit

Image English Name Japanese Name Abbreviation Notes
Fuurinkazan 風林火山 WWFM [citation needed]
Sleeping Knights Sleeping Knights スリーピング・ナイツ


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