The Talenta Plains
An enormous stretch of pristine grasslands and rolling hills that fade slowly into the wastes of the Blade Desert, the Talenta Plains remain largely untouched by the spread of civilization. Although military trains and the lightning rail wend their way across the grasses, the bulk of the nation remains as it was since before the empire of Galifar was born.
Although recognized as a sovereign nation by the Treaty of Thronehold, the Talenta Plains lack any sort of traditional governing body. The halflings of the region live as they have for thousands of years — in small nomadic clans, traveling about the grasslands as they hunt, gather, trade, and occasionally skirmish with one another. A chieftain called a lath, who is elected by every adult member of the family, leads each tribe. Other than the lath, adult members of a tribe are considered equals.
The tribes wander fixed ranges, settling on occasion in tent villages for a few weeks before moving on. Each of the clans keeps herds of dinosaurs as mounts, beasts of burden, and food animals. The bond between a halfling and her dinosaur mount or companion is a sacred one, and the tribesfolk consider the dinosaurs invaluable parts of their families.