The multiracial aspect of Maugeter and the surrounding Realm is perhaps the most striking thing about it. Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Halflings, Goblins, Giants and many more races live together without it ever occuring to them that they ought to be enemies. Maugeter's world is not a friendly place however, and the overbearing attitude of the authorities in Maugeter and Ristinnol leads to a high proportion of bandit activity in the farmlands between them.
One of the interesting aspects of this multiracialism is that the different intelligent races cannot successfully breed together - half-race offspring are usually stillborn, and those that survive are invariably sterile. This forces a certain degree of racial grouping, particularly amongst lower classes, as every human or orc or whatever needs to find a viable breeding partner. Those in more privileged stations in society know that they have the freedom to locate a mate should they wish to do so, so these racial groups start to disappear the further up one looks.
The dominant humanoid, man-sized races of the world are known collectively as manlings. Although some of the more physically powerful or exotic races have been known to use this as an insult, the word is commonly used by manlings themselves. Manling races include humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, halflings, goblins, kobolds, gnomes, hobgoblins, gnolls, yuan-ti and other, rarer races.
The other manling races are less common. They can still be found throughout society, but finding one of each in a given location would be a rarity. Gnolls are rarely seen in civilised lands, preferring the forests and wilderness. Gnomes are very rare, magically powerful creatures prone to experimentation and invention. Only a single bloodline of yuan-ti exists, one family spread out across the Realm, ruled by a matriarch in Kanzier.
Non-manling races are far rarer. Giant races such as ogres and trolls are comparatively common in military circles, but not often seen in towns and cities, where their low intelligence and poor social ability makes employment difficult. Only one dragon is known to live in Maugeter, although the dragons' ability to polymorph could well mean that any number of spies from the Domain lurk within its walls. It is rumoured that a terrifying beholder can be found somewhere at the School of Wizardry, although no non-student has ever met it.