Taithur is a land wracked by internal strife and civil war. Currently there are three different self-proclaimed kings vying for the throne of the northern nation. Taithur was founded long ago by the Inshar, a clan related to the people who currently inhabit the Great Claw. The Inshar were more aggressive than their counterparts of the day and actively invaded the northern part of Varaldia by launching sea raids against the settlements on the other side of the Bay of Elgayn. After many hundreds of years the descendants of the Inshar control most of the bay and also the isthmus connecting Upper and Lower Varaldia.