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These radical outsiders, whether they were organised in a craft-guild or not, could not mobilise enough armed men and material in the disciplined and quasi-ritual fashion the guilds were used to, gathering with their banners on the central squares of the town to utter their demands to the city government or to the prince.
Thus, in 1477 "a wonderful cry" ("een wonderlicken crijsch") resounded on the market of Bruges, on behalf of three or four persons who accused some deans of the craft-guilds of having received a hundred crowns in bribes.
The difference was that the former were probably part of the craft-guilds, albeit the poorer parts.