My Darkness. My Horde. My Guild.
The official function of the Golgari swarm is the disposal of the carcasses that civilization leaves behind. They also mysteriously provide sustenance for the needy and forgotten citizens of Ravnica. They combine the opposing ideas of life and death, and cultivate not only growth in the decaying communities of the plane but also decay in places of growth. The different species that make up the guild include elves, insects, zombies, and undead/plant hybrids and are akin to an enormous constantly feeding and growing organism. Though many see them as the scavengers and decomposers of the dead existing at the fringes of the food chain, they yearn to be the predators at the top. Organized less like a formal guild or even a collective, the Golgari exist almost as a single organism. Besides an instinctual drive to survive, propagate, and overcome, they have a nucleus that drives the direction and growth of the guild as well as pieces that take in nutrients and convert them to usable resources.