Kaliv is a kingdom of Terandria.
Kaliv is a predominantly human kingdom that lies in high altitudes and the north of Terandria. It is many centuries, if not some millenia old.
The small kingdom borders the similarly small Calanfer, Gaiil-Drome and the large nation of Ailendamus. From Kaliv, the seat of the Order of Seasons can be reached within three days of Griffin flight.
The military elite of Kaliv consists of a [Griffin-Rider] airforce and a Goat-Rider cavalry, the latter being mounted on Giant Goats that live in the mountains of Kaliv. The airforce can easily assemble 800 [Griffin Riders] on a whim. A proper war force of Kaliv includes around 2400 [Griffin Riders] plus ground forces.
The ruler is traditionally called the Griffin King of Kaliv. Kaliv's ancient seat of power is a wooden throne in an open-air throne room, which makes thick winter garb necessary to wear even in spring.
The current Griffin Queen of Kaliv is Novakya, who has at least two children: Her firstborn son, the Griffin Prince, and a daughter. Novakya has a skill that allows her [Griffin Riders] to move three times as fast as without her.
28 years before the events of book 6, the war of Petril’s Folly had set Kaliv, Calanfer and Gaiil-Drome against Ailendamus and six other nations. The three allied kingdoms had been able to survive that war.
The Griffin Prince was exiled in disgrace by his mother after he had made a foolish bargain with the Stitch Witch Belavierr, over nine years ago: She had torn him apart and stitched him back together as a part of a deal to grant him invulnerability against blades - as long as Belavierr lives.
When the Order of Seasons cornered Belavierr, she threatened to kill the Griffin Prince unless Novakya set out and stop the Order by force. Novakya complied, but the Griffin Riders could not arrive at the Order's Headquarters in time. While Belavierr ultimately survived, the current status of the Griffin Prince is unknown.