The Battle for Taltos
Taltos is an ancient land. Men have lived here since before the rise of the Hakiri empire. It has never been a nation in and of itself, rather it has been occupied by many at one time or another.
Today, Taltos is a sort of crossroads where several groups have staked a claim or at least have a vested interest in what happens here. The majority of the population is human, which periodic appearances of dwarf, halfling, and elf travelers. Mercenaries, traders, and treasure hunters travel here often enough that the locals (in the ports, at least) are seldom surprised by strangers appearing.
At one point, the region seemed to have been deemed a sacred place, for there is an unusual number of ancient tombs and burial sites scattered throughout the land. They seem more common nearer the mountains, but can be found in most parts of Taltos. Many have been looted, but new ones are discovered all the time.