Old Guide was founded by Giles Guide, who was a retired ferryman turned fisherman. Guide with, his family and another family built a few small houses and a dock on the river so that they could fish. In a short amount of time, the town attracted more fisherman and a merchant interested in opening a general store.
Giles Guide applied to the Brader Council for township, and once granted, a town hall and warehouse were added to the town. The town exported fish, deer, and crocodile leather and grew to be fairly prosperous.
A friend of the Guide family had some pull with the Church of Olera and convinced them that Guide would be a suitable town for a temple.