Each big effort is made at the clan level so Magics are more powerful, a raid is more successful, etc.
Young hotheads CANNOT go raid without the Chief's permission, which can be disguised - but it still must be given. If it's not, and the raid is done nevertheless, the chief can outlaw (chase off from the clan) the raiders.
All religious ceremonies -the 28 or so Holy Days - are celebrated at Clan Level. I think the only ceremonies a bloodline does alone is worshipping their own, specific ancestor, who might teach them a trick or two.
Don't forget outsiders only know Clan X as an entity. They don't differentiate between Bloodline X and Y in this clan. Any complaint or issue with someone from outside the Clan is taken to the Clan council, NOT a bloodline. "The First Purpose of a Clan is Protection".
Oh yes, you NEVER leave your stead unguarded. The Clan has a few to many professional warriors (weaponthanes or huscarls in Tarsh) who patrol all the time. And the Clan Wyter protects all steads.
Hope that helps.
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