Once a guild has 5 cardinals an election can be held to choose a leader. Any member ranked
Heirarch or higher can run for leader and anyone ranked at least Cardinal can vote. The candidate with most votes will be elected leader, providing at least 5 people and 35% of eligible voters have voted for them.
The leader is able to set the guild council topic and create the link to the guild's forum page. If the guild has 5 prophets and has reached the top 20 in the [[pantheon of popularity]] the leader can set or change the high-level rank for the guild. If the guild has reached the top 20 in the [[pantheon of duelery]] or two members ranked cardinal or above have ended the duelling season in the top 100 of the [[pantheon of duelers]], the leader can chose a regular [[monsters|monster]] to be the guild's totem monster. More info can be found on the [[Guild Leader]] godwiki page.