The Esper Saga
Located at the foot of the Devil Mountains, the Borderlands are a melting pot of societies. The land is unclaimed by the Turks, and the people of the Borderlands live mostly in their shadows – eking out a living as merchants, mercenaries and hirelings. They are less famous for their skill and quality than the Turks, but they are also far less inhibited by their own cultural mores. Enormous black markets exist in the Borderlands, where traders of every stripe peddle their wares, working for ruthless merchant princes. The Borderlands have become a bit of a safe harbor for those in exile from other lands, and almost any kind of criminal scum can be found there.
Though the Borderlands are a rough and rugged lands, some plants do grow there – notably coconuts, along the slopes of the Devil Mountains.