The guild system helps maintain the town's fortune.

All tradesmen are obliged to tithe ten percent of all income to the guild for master craftsmen, and five percent is taken from the wages of all junior, apprentice or employed staff. The tradesmen can then be called upon by the town council to undertake building or refurbishment projects around New Elysium, and claim their wages from the central fund. This was instrumental in the quick rebuilding of New Elysium after the war, its renaissance as a thriving market town, and its growth towards city status.

There are guilds for builders, merchants, craftsmen, artisans and wizards among others. These guilds are often divided into chapters or lodges loosely based around product type.

Each year, every guild may nominate one of their members to sit on the town council, though not all nominations are successful.