Ta'Araen is the most diverse, and in many ways the most cosmopolitan, nation in the Tirin Peninsula. Most of its human denizens are the descendants of several different tribes known collectively as Tirins, and the vestiges of many distinct cultures still survive.
Approximately half of the nation—centered roughly around the capital, Araenkeep—is given over to farming. Further south, along the border mountains that separate the peninsula from Dellumea, mining for various metals predominates. The remainder of the nation is prairie and light forest. Here, due to all-too-frequent attacks from Tahvaair, there are few settlements aside from military garrisons.