Gaia started life at the end of April 2008. It was originally conceived simply as a safe haven for the Horde characters of players in the Alliance Guild Tranquillity. Apart from Raedwald, however, there are few if any of the original cast still with us.
By June 2008 the Guild only had 10 or so Members and the founding Guildmaster wished to wind it up. As Raedwald was the only active Guild Member he offered instead to take over and try to expand the Guild and make it a viable stand-alone entity by recruiting new Horde characters who would have no connection with Tranquillity. All the Guild’s active members have joined in this way.
Gaia is primarily a PvE levelling Guild, with some very light RP thrown in occasionally, mainly at Guild Meetings. It is intended for all levels of player.