In the past we have had the isolated model of Heortlings everywhere - that makes sense in the hill country, where the clan clusters in valleys surrounded by mountains (although it's likely that the mountains will have shared pasture used in transhumance). It's those regions too that have isolated steads as opposed to villages or hamlets because of the geography of access to lands.
So you need to think about the geography when you think about the pattern of settlement in a clan.
In TCS we also talk about where folks worship. The answer is that folks go to different places at different times. On high holy days some members of the Red Cow may go to Good Rain Hill, Larnste's Table,Greenstone, Clearwine to worship with the tribe - not everyone all the time - but the priests often guide this effort. Other times, or folk who can't make that journey worship at Grave Hill part of the clan's tula, but again that still won't be everyone, other people will worship with a god-talker at the stead. Think about similar models today. Folks might say a few prayers at home together, head into the village to the church, or sometimes make the big trip up to the city cathedral - especially if they want to celebrate or seek help.
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