CSI: The Hedge
The Freehold of the Twin Cities
The Changelings of the Twin Cities have a Freehold modeled after the traditional Seasonal Courts common among so many gatherings of the Taken. Rulership of the Freehold passes among the courts as the seasons change, but it is not a surprise to many to learn that The Winter Court is considered the most powerful in the region. The Summer Court does have an undeniable claim; perhaps King Eric’s rule is shorter, but none question his Court’s potency. The Spring Court and The Autumn Court largely lend their weight to the efforts of Summer and Winter, respectively.
The Court system is a social construct, however. No lives have been lost or crushed due to the inter-Court squabbles as far as anyone can recall. The common foes present in the Hedge and beyond are all too near for the Freeholders to lose sight and wallow in their politics.
The Freehold also welcomes several of the Courtless. The protection offered by the Freehold is extended to all who do no harm to the broad interests of the local Changelings.