The state or fact of being of kin, family, or common origin. A relationship by nature or qualities,

An organization formed by persons of common goals or with related interests.

The word "guild" is ubiquitous in online gaming communities to describe its more formalized social systems. The Inklings prefer to consider and reference itself as a "kinship." You will see the website and usually where the option exists us describe our community in that manner. While we are at least what is captured by the word "guild," we have grown over our 7 years of existence to become more than that. The word "kinship" more rightly defines how we perceive each other, how we interact with each other and what you can expect to find within our community.