Freehold is a world and a planet that was part of the WorldWeb during the Web Era, though it was considered a backwater province . The landscape of the planet was primarily flat consisting of extensive steppes, including the Great Steppe that is described as "smooth as a billiard table". In Autumn, terrible storms would hit the world. The inhabited areas we also subject to plentiful tornadoes. The sky was blood-red, at least during the storms. The tornadoes and storm clouds would turn the horizon black. 
The gravity in Freeholm was low: one-sixth g. A local month was around 26 days. 
It seems that Freehold was home to significant Hegemony military presence: Colonel Fedmahn Kassad stood before a FORCE court-martial review on Freeholm after his decision to assassinate the New Prophet on Qom-Riyadh during a pronouncement broadcast to the entire planet.  Plus, the planet had a FORCE:ground base from which troops were dispatched to contain Shrike Church rebellions on Lusus. 
Freehold also seems to be an academic and medical center. Rachel Weintraub went to Reichs University on Freeholm for twenty-eight local months for her graduate studies. The Freeholm Med Center attempted to help Rachel with her Merlin Sickness.