The Kalsaiv People are a Dushanlev people, native to the District of Kalsaivi. Along with the Elav People who live to the south within the Province of Elava, they are the only Dushanlev ethnicities to live west of the mountains, and thus are the only Dushanlev within the Gwenithen Empire. The Kalsaiv are descendants of Dushanlev who were pushed eastward by the arrival of the Maschenans and Gwenitho-Enlyllns, becoming herders in the rocky Kalsaivi landscape. The Kalsaiv traditionally have had a strongly negative perception of the Gwenithen Empire.