Many races coexist tenuously across the realm. Humans, dwarves, gnomes, goblins, and orcs are all commonplace. Elves and half-elves are rare and often have travelled from their homeland overseas to guide and advise royalty.
Magic is within the law but is either a mystery or a luxury to most. The Mage College hoards knowledge of magic and magic items alike, and is perfectly happy to keep those powerful secrets to themselves.
The gods of old are still known, but it seems as though few still feel the impact of their power resonating through their holy tomes. Healers rely heavily on natural methods to tend to wounds and cure disease, often advised by elf emissaries and herbalist experts.