There are many and numerous cotholds under Fort Weyr and Fort Hold's regions, spread out in strategic places along the countryside. Most Cotholds are small and run by family and have been passed down from generation to generation. Often the only residents who live in a cothold are all extended family of several generations and branches. They are simple and small holds, producing just enough to support the family and still have a little left for trade or export. They are not as rich and prosperous as their larger counterparts but most cotholds can support themselves easily enough. Those that cannot are usually abandoned and either left to disuse or taken over by another family.

While the cotholds are too numerous to list in entireity, some have in both the past and the present, made enough impact to be noted. Among them are:

Stonehaven Cothold

Family Name: Stonehaven
Cothold Colors: Black, copper and turquoise.
Current Family: Ezra (Sr.) (deceased), Aleutai (missing), Anrila (daughter, missing), Rayathess (son, missing), Ezra (son, rescued and currently under Fort Weyr's guardianship), other members are among the dead or presumed missing

History: Stonehaven was founded when some exploring Minecrafters discovered a vein of copper in the mountains north of Fort Weyr. The small cothold sprang up to mine the vein, with only three buildings built originally and surrounded by a tall stone wall with an iron gate. Only a few miners lived at Stonehaven at a time, with a small support staff. Traditionally a pair of Journeymen would be assigned the post, and a family of cotholders would maintain the household. Despite its remote location, the weather was fair in the summer, and they could grow crops to sustain them through the winter. A nearby box canyon provided shelter for livestock, and the cothold was fairly self-sufficient. They exported copper and from time to time boxes of turquoise the men found while mining.

The tunnels dug back into the cliffs for miles, and as the tunnels were cleared of the copper, the cotholders went in and started to turn it into a part of the hold itself. So former mine shafts became storage rooms, bedrooms, workshops, and the like.

During the autumn and winter months the weather was harsh, though because the cothold was mostly built into the mountains, work could continue. The cothold families moved away, new families moved in, marriages were made, and life continued for hundreds of turns. During that time much copper and turquoise was exported, and the cothold became a sturdy little refuge from the harsh winters, and a pleasant place to live in the summers. The cotholders took on the name Stonehaven to show their pride in what their ancestors had built. Many became quite adept at stonecarving, masonry, and woodcarving, using the sturdy woods that grew in the valley. It was something to do to pass the long winter months when there was no work to be done outside.

Imports: Unknown
Exports: Unknown

Key Notes: Stoneheaven is part of an ongoing investigation after it was discovered that the family had been attacked and murdered. With several missing and many dead, the only answers lie with the lone survivor found. As of the current date, the cothold remains abandoned and guarded. None are allowed to enter save for a select few. Until the matter is resolved, Stonehaven is under Fort Weyr and Fort Hold's watch.