This one is pretty incomplete and fragmentary as I am not sure I want to include a finished version in the Sartar Boxed Set, but I thought the Hiording might be interesting.
Sometimes called the “Swansons” or “Swancloaks,” the members of this clan are descendants of Hiord and Safeela, a swan maiden. This average-sized clan inhabits the upper Swanvale. They raise grain in the lowlands and herd cattle and sheep in the Thunder Hills. The hamlet of Apple Lane—with its market, inn, and Uleria temple—is within their clan lands.
The Hiording are in the Upper Swanvale, between Tarkalor Keep and Tarndisi’s Grove.
The Hiording are an average-sized clan numbering some 800 people. Of these, 300 are free adults, and 150 are semi-free herders or tenant farmers. They have about 20 households. About 100 members of the clan live outside of clan territory (mainly in Apple Lane or Clearwine Fort). About twenty-five people are singled out in the clan to be of special significance.
The main settlement is the village of Swan with about 100 adult residents divided into 5 households, including the households of the chief and chief priestess. Another 5 households live in and around Apple Lane. Another 3 households live in or around Asborn’s Stead. 7 more households are scattered around the Swanvale
Minor temple to Orlanth Thunderous and Ernalda, with a shrine to Barntar. Apple Lane has shrine to Uleria, shrine to Issaries.The clan spirit resides in a cloak of swan feathers worn by the chief priestess. The clan Earth priestess speaks to the clan wyter, which resides in a cloak of swan feathers worn by her. The chieftain is the clan’s Storm Voice and serves as warleader and judge. The chief Orlanth Thunder Priest of the Colymar Tribe belongs to the clan.
There are 7 priests and priestess, 3 Orlanth Thunderous (including one in Apple Lane), 3 Ernalda, 1 Uleria, and 5 thanes (including the Thane of Apple Lane). There are 5 god-talkers; 2 Ernalda, 2 Orlanth, and 1 Barntar.
Most prominent member of the clan is the tribal chief priest of Orlanth Thunderous, Asborn Thriceborn. He is considered a tribal official (although is factored into this).
The women of the clan receive a cloak of swan feathers at their initiation and wear it whenever they are to be seen by outsiders.
Five thanes, 10 full time warriors. 175 militia.
There is a Scribe in Apple Lane (Squinch). He maintains records and accounts, with archives going back about a century.
- 200 W
- Fertile valley +30W
- Apple Lane +50W
- Chief and Chief Priestess 40W
- 12 thanes and priests and priestesses 120W
- 5 god-talkers 25W
- Minor Temple – 50w (Orlanth and Ernalda)
- 3 Shrines – 15W (Uleria, Issaries, Barntar)
- 1 Scribe – 6W (Squinch)
- 1 crafter 4 W (Horsemaster in Apple Lane)
- The most prominent member of the clan, Asborn Thrice Born, who supports himself with an extra +20W a year