Talassar, (ultimately Telesse talaissa, meaning "beyond the mountains" + r, a masculine name suffix) known in Commonish as Beltland, is a country in the center of Aianar. Because of its strategic position, it has endured numerous invading armies over the centuries, and currently employs one of the largest militaries on the continent as a result of such intrusion. When not at war, the armies are sold out as mercenaries to other warring nations as a source of revenue for the country.