Falar, or the Falar subcontinent, was made up of the Falari Isles located off the north-eastern coast of Quon Tali and the peninsula north of Great Fenn Range. It was under the rule of the Malazan Empire which had crushed their fleets in a series of great naval battles.
Most Falari were described as red-haired and fair skinned. However, it was the contention of Captain Ruthan Gudd that the Falari who were now distinguished due their red hair were in fact invaders from another island who had forgotten where they came from. The original denizens of Falar were actually those from the island of Strike.