Lord Holder: The man who rules an entire Hold. He outranks every single
individual that resides in the boundaries of his Hold, minus only those crafters who have taken residence there. He can command
on whim, and if he is not a just Holder, he will usually take advantage of his power. It is up to him to oversee the workings
of his Hold, from the trading to the cultivation of land and the growth of amount of stock. He also oversees the financial
matters concerning his Hold. The equalvalent of a King on Earth.
Lady Holder: The title of Lady Holder can mean one of two things: either
she is married to a Lord Holder, or she rules a Hold on her own, husbandless. The wife of a Lord Holder oversees all the domestic
issues concerening the Hold, from the workings of the kitchens to the care of the Hold itself. She works closely with the
Headwoman to assure that there is plenty of food in the Hold's stock, and that clothes, Hold furnishings, and the like are
in good condition and in plenty. She is also over the punishment of disobediant drudges, though that matter is often taken
in hand by the Headwoman. A husbandless Lady Holder usually ignores such menial tasks and focuses on what would have been
the Lord Holder's job, and allows the domestic responsibilities to fall to her Headwoman. The equalvalent of a queen on Earth.
is selected by the Lady Holder, and supervises the general domestic machinery of the Hold. Among her duties
are the care of the young and old; the supervision of food collection, storage, and preparation; Hold maintenance; and
nursing, supervised by the Hold's healer. She answers directly to the Lady Holder. (one per Hold)
make sure that the Headwoman's orders are carried out to the T. They organize supplies, oversee repairs and replacement
to furniture, rugs, tapestries, clothing, sleeping furs, boots, and provide hide for the repair of the harness for the plows.
They also oversee the inventory of the Hold. From foodstuffs to medicines to the Wine and Beer brewed by the Hold, they keep
and give the Headwoman a report at the end of each sevenday. They are the extra hands, eyes and ears that the Headwoman
needs. The Stewards oversee the work done by the drudges. They also watch over the work being done in the fields
and stables. (As many as the Lord Holder, Lady Holder and Headwoman deem needed.)
Hold Guards: They are the police force that watches over those within a hold as well as the minor holds and cotholds beholden
to the main Hold. They make rounds checking on the people beholden to the Lord Holder. For the most part they
are a minor peace keeping force, dealing only with small crimes, but on occasion the a Lord Holder has turned them into his
own private army. Overseen by the Captain of the Gaurd, he answers to the Lord Holder.
Head Cook: Oversees the day to day meal prep for the Hold. He or She also oversees the prep work behind
any special occasion, including the feast held after hatching. Assigns duties to his/her assistants. The head
cook is appointed by the Lady Holder. (One per Hold.)
Head Cook's Assistants: Just as the name suggestes,
this are the people that get their hands dirty so to speak. They, under the direction of the head cook, prepare the
meals for the Hold. They cut, chop, and gather all the things nesserary in the making of a meal. (As many as the Lady
Holder, Headwoman and HeadCook deem needed.)
the slaughter and cleaning of herdbeasts and wherries. Keeps the cool rooms of the Hold stocked. (As many
as the Lady Holder and Headwoman deem needed...Usually one and then his/her assistants)
Healer: The man or woman, usually a journeyman,
assigned to the Hold to aid and over see the major medical emergencies to the smallest splinter or bruse. They
administer medicines when needed and work in concert with the Lady Holder and Headwoman in the gathering of medicinal
herbs. They also oversee all nursing done by the Headwoman and those that she assigns to the task. They answer to the
Healer Hall and the Masterhealer. (One or two per Hold)
Tanner: They turn raw hides into a usuable product, supplying the Hold with leather for
shoes and anything else imaginable.
Smith: From their forge comes all the metal tools,
blades, and hardware that the Hold needs. In their spare time they are known to try out new inventions.
Herder: Cares for the Hold's livestock.
the cloth used by the Hold.
Not everyone in the Hold can handle a needle nor do they like too. Those who lack the time
can bring their garments to the Seamstress or Tailor to have them repaired or they can commission new ones to be made. (As
many as the Hold can support. Usually one and his/her assistants.)
the care of the Hold's laundry. (as Headwoman deem needed.)
Nurse aka Nanny: Takes care of the Holdbrats that are still too young to be assigned chores. Nursing mothes stop
by to feed babes that have not yet been weaned.
untrained majority. They make up the main workforce. Usually lacking in any particular skill, they do the more
menial type tasks that most would rather avoid.
Holdbrats: The children and foster childern of the Hold, including the
Lord and Lady Holder's own.
Aunties/Uncles: Those that are entering into their
twilight years. Well respected by the younger folk, they willing give advice. Usually cared for by the daughters
of a Hold.
Minor Holders, Cotholders, and their families: The ones
who own smaller holds in the area of a Hold, they commonly run small farms or have a speciality to offer the Lord Holder,
such as tending stock. They answer to the Lord and Lady Holder. Usually, the Lord Holder will grant a hold to someone who
has done him a service, for rarely can anyone afford to buy a hold, and even then it would be on the Holder's whim to even
sell. Note the capitalization of 'Hold' indicates the entirety of a prominent Hold, such as Keroon, and the word hold with
a lowercase 'h' indicates the smaller farms situated in a main Hold. The equalvalent of a minor lord on Earth, beneath a King's