Re: Sartar Daily Life: Stead vs Clan
I didn't go into that level of detail because the answer is really "it depends".
Most Orlanthi communities are based around a central walled village with a number of outlying farms. See Old Man Village for the Orlmarth clan as a good example.
The village tends to be the center of many clan activities. The chief, council, redsmith, and so on are all probably there. If you live in the village, you deal with members of your clan from other bloodlines on a daily basis. The local temple is usually nearby.
The outlying farms are more remote. You might not see people from the village on a daily basis.
As an aside, raids are not something that happens constantly. And if most of your neighbors are Orlanthi, you probably aren't going to get raided by them on the holy days of Orlanth or Ernalda.
> I'm looking to start my first Sartar campaign and am trying to envision the day-to-day life.
> Many published Clans consist of a few separate villages or Steads; but it is the Clan that seems to be the key for much of the worship, politics, wealth, raids, decision making etc.
> To what extent is the daily life centred on the Stead vs the Clan? How much daily interaction would there be between Steads? On Orlanth's holy day do all the clan members travel the few miles to the clan's Orlanth temple (leaving the Stead unguarded)? How would a clan raid be arranged? How would defence against a raid be coordinated? Would it be a Stead party or a Clan party who took sheep to the summer pastures? Etc etc.
> I've not found any published work that goes into this level of detail, have I missed something?
> Any thoughts would be gratefully received.
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