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Machairi is the plains area surrounding the city of Cathair. This area is large, extending about one hundred miles outside the city in any direction. Within Machairi are any number of small settlements, usually family farm or ranch compounds that have grown into modest villages in their own right. The families that live on the plains support their family members in Cathair with fresh produce and raw materials while those in the city support their rural family by means of aesthetic and practical artistry.