The Heimurinn Chronicles
Caerbia is still controlled by the tribal clan groups, expansive family groups tied to a plot of land, ruled over by the patriarch of the clan, called the Chief. The chief owns all of the clans lands which he in turn leases to the chieftains. Evictions are rare among the clans. Exile from clan lands is the ultimate punishment, but it is not in the clan’s interest to indulge in wholesale evictions.
A Highland Clansmen has nothing in common with the Peasants of the lands to the south. He was proud and independent, while at the same time interdependent on other clansmen.