In the world of Azeron, people are normal. There is the occasional dragon, but other than that the world is just like ours, a few thousand years ago. Azeron is a medieval-like kingdom, with Warriors as the fighting, upper class and Commons as the lower, poor class. Lords, known as Valons, are above the Warriors and each rules a Dom, or a fief, which contains a certain number of Warriors and as many Commons as live there. The Commons pay taxes to the Valons, and some of the crueler Valons imprison Commons who can't afford to pay. Warriors are considered mighty and noble by outside kingdoms and by the upper classes of Azeron, but the Commons know the real truth: Many Warriors are nothing more than cruel men with weapon skills, and the good ones are few and rare. Most Warriors are sons of other Warriors or Valons. Commons are not allowed to become Warriors, though some Commons become men-at-arms to serve at a Valon's castle.
There is also a mysterious order called the Hunters. These are people who are not afraid of the Forests, which are dark, silent, and filled with shadows. Many strange beasts are said to inhabbit the Forests, and Valons consider Hunters as nothing more than foolhardy yeomen, although Commons are terrified of them, and rightly so. Hunters rarely come out of the Forests, and are masters of stealth and the bow.
One more thing....in Azeron, there is magic, but not much of it and those who have the power to use it are considered cursed by the Commons.