The Cirque du Sables, or Circus of the Sand, originated in the desert villages of Trod. It is powered using Alsan. Now that the countries of Asoumiranz are in a time of relative peace, the Cirque du Sables travels around the entire continent, and is a thriving travelling business. However, in the past, the various countries were often at war, making things more difficult for the travelling troupe. In those days, rival circuses would compete in often vicious ways, and would actually split up into separate circuses when tensions mounted from within.