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Proposed Canon

Bananastan is a Capital side that existed at the same time as the original kingdom of Faq. In IPTSF Text 32, Jillian states that it has a huge treasury, enough to fund Faq for a long period of time if captured. There was always money in Bananastan.

Real World References

Bananastan appaears to be a portmanteau of "Banana" and "-stan". A small country that has only a single economic support, usually agriculture based, is called a Banana Republic. After the fall of the USSR, a number of the Socialist Republics became independent countries. It is very common for those countries in the south of the continent of Asia, usually near the Himalaya Mountains to have the affix "-stan" as part of their names.

Bananastan is a play on Banana Stand, a reference to the television show "Arrested Development." Several of the main characters work at a sand that sells frozen bananas, the "Banana Stand." In one episode, the owner if the stand says several times, "there's always money in the banana stand," a reference to hidden cash in the walls of the stand.