Tartary was a country in Lyra's world which could be divided in Central and Eastern Tartary. A person from Tartary was called a Tartar. Tartars were rumoured to eat children. Tartary was near Muscovy and Western Siberia.
There were multiple ghostly species in Tartary including the Nälkäinen - a ghost that would grab a person sleeping in their forests and never let go. There were also the Breathless Ones, half-dead warriors whose heart needed to be pumped manually by their dæmons.
It was rumoured that Tartary had invaded Muscovy.
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