South of the Mountains, North of the Desert, these are the borders beyond which no Beladne would ever go. Isolated by their own fears as they are by their environment, this society of descendants mixed Avaerean and Qaiyore stock is ruled by a harsh religion and the priests of that religion.
The land is very fertile, but it borders great mountains to the north and a harsh desert to the south, so the Beladne are isolated. This isolation is also intended by the Melcuranin, the aristocracy of magically trained priests, who keep their people in line using a false religion.
This state of affairs which has gone on for a millenium and a half undisturbed is about to change as the constantly growing Beladne population is taxing the land and survival is only possible by change.