Trouble in the Homeland
Derrycarna is a small Hamlet on the border between Nazihan and Bun-Cheyll.
The entire village is comprised of 15 family’s that moved from other lands to the druid’s country so they might be able to have a quite life and be left alone by others who disapprove of their culture.
They original five family’s claimed the land, cleared it for farming and built the first longhouses. There isn’t really any defenses in the village, or any standing militia or warriors.
The Hamlet doesn’t normally have any monster issues,at least not anything that can’t be normally scared away with torches and pitchforks. But there are always a few that manage to wander far from the country of Nazihan since they are so close to the border. Anytime the livestock start disappearing its usually a good indicator that there is something in the area looking for an easy meal.
They pay a small nominal tax in crops to the Druids for living in the country and the ability to call on them for protection.
They are able to grow almost any kind of crop in the Druidic lands as the soil seems to have an almost supernatural ability to feed the crops in just the right manner.
The people of Derrycarna follow a way of life that is very centered on the family, and less the individual. The entire family lives within the longhouse, each person with their own duties and responsibilities within the household.
Polygamy is also a part of culture, with husbands having as many as 3 wives and each having several children. The head of the household is the father, until the oldest son of the first wife becomes an adult in the eyes of the family and community. As the Father, is the head of the household…The first wife is power behind the throne. She is the one that runs the household and its daily affairs. The 2nd and 3rd wife having to follow all of her commands as well as the rest of the family.
A younger brother of the head of the household will not leave his familys longhouse until he has two wives and the wealth to build his own longhouse. Until that time, he lives in the family longhouse.
If a husband of a 1st wife is caught dishonoring their marriage in some fashion (such as a relationship with another man’s wife) , she becomes the head of the household and owner of all the family property. Any second and third wives of the husband are also dissolved of their marriage vows and may marry another man if they so chose, or they may continue to live in the longhouse as single women. Many women that choose not to marry at all are usually adopted by these women households and become their own separate but equal family.
Each Family lives in a large longhouse