While Ragnolin is not as spry as he once was, he is still considered one of the most formidable members of the guild - both in fighting prowess and in the respect he has garnered from the membership. Years of adventuring have bestowed a kind of wisdom and insight only experience can provide. It is this wisdom that has lead to your association as employees of the guild. He judges you as people of character and promise.
Most importantly: Ragnolin pays your wages each week.