Humans are the most common race on the continent. They dominate the four major cities and the outlying settlements. Their physical appearance varies across the continent. Those to the west of the Great Divide tend to be darker skinned and slender with those south of Harenya Lake having the darkest skin. The tribes in the north tend to be physically bigger and pale skinned with light hair and eyes. While there is not outward racism due to these variations, a dark skinned person near the mountains will draw some notice. The slave trade has been outlawed in Targas, Stingard, Ralidor and west of the Great Divide, but it is still common practice in Melekure and the northeast regions.
Melekure is the only city left with a monarchy. Ralidor is run by a council with representatives from both the city and the mage tower nearby. Targas and Stingard deposed their monarch 50 years ago and the nobles have been vying for power ever dince. Targas has settled into hierarchy that is mostly enforced by an unacknowledged guild of assassins, but Stingard is held together mostly by the city guards and the large military presence. Whenever the city reaches relative stability a new influx of refugees from the elven raids threatens to send the city into chaos again. Ralidor is the most peaceful city which is generally attributed to the vicinity of the mages. They also have the largest number of halflings since that is the port where they land for their wanderings.