Meru Ladu - The Green Lands
South of Ahurat, Ostu is just as arid, but the rivers run clean and seasonal rain comes in off the coast, making the area much more habitable. Large forests once covered the area, and it still produces most of the wood for the Empire, but those forests have shrunk drastically, and there is an ongoing fight between those who fell trees and those assigned by the empire to manage the forests.
The area also is the nearest coast to the Capital, making the ports here vital, so a large military presence has always been stationed in the region to ensure those ports stay under control. Foreign trade has kept the area relatively wealthy, and thus content, for the most part.