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  1. Island oranges don't mix well (11)
  2. Liquid wastes run into river (10, 4)
  3. Cold canines found in the mountains (10)
  4. A season before a season's past in Northern capital (10)
  5. City at the top of the stairs is horror writer's area (5, 7)

Where are we?

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Island oranges don't mix well (11)

DRAGONSTONE (anagram of "oranges don't")

Liquid wastes run into river (10, 4)

BLACKWATER RUSH (BLACKWATER is a term for liquid waste, and RUSH is a synonym of "run")

Cold canines found in the mountains (10)

FROSTFANGS ("cold" + "canines")

A season before a season's past in Northern capital (10)

WINTERFELL (WINTER (a season), before FELL (past of "fall", another season))

City at the top of the stairs is horror writer's area (5, 7)

KING'S LANDING (KING refers to horror writer Stephen King, and a LANDING is the area at the top of a staircase)


From the answers to these clues, we can clearly see you are in

the world of Game of Thrones, since all of the answers refer to locations in that series. (And the title is also cryptic wordplay -- "forgoes anthem" is an anagram of "Game of Thrones"!)

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