The Mining Guilds supply the raw materials the Nockers need to craft their wonders.
Despite the importance they recognize in mining, the nockers have never formed a truly universal guild to represent their interests. Most of the major freehold mines are in the hands of a few wealthy owners and these owners have worked hard to prevent their workers from organizing. This has not stopped the nockers in several mines from creating their own guilds. These groups, which were powerful before the Shattering, are only now reclaiming some of their former influence.