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Tartary was a country in Lyra's world which could be divided in Central and Eastern Tartary.[1] Tartary was near Muscovy and Western Siberia.[2]

A person from Tartary was called a Tartar.[3] Tartars were rumoured to eat children.[4] Lyra described a group of East Asian tourists in Oxford in Will's world as "Tartars".[5]


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.[4]

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It was rumoured that Tartary had invaded Muscovy.[3]

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