Again with the geography.
Mesmer. The nation that brings the world the newest ideas in psychology, and the finest of foods and arts. Mesmer has long boasted the strongest airship fleet in the world, and are known for their anchored floating cities over rustic farmland scenery.
The bustling hubs of the bigger, landbound cities are the nerve-centers of fashion, philosophy and poetry. Here, ever new ideas are born from the minds of bright, young people.
Everything has its own pace in Mesmer however, and although they often get to define what the finer classes call “Modern”, the villages and windmills of the outlying regions make time seem like it has stood still forever.