The Land of Sonū is home to five distinct people, many of which are descended from ancient humans. Okun, Emere, Ezinde, Temera, as well as humans, inhabit the Land of Sonū - not always peacefully.

Humans appear much as they always have but the centuries since the Great Wars have eroded the subtle differences they once used to divide themselves into distinct ethnic groups. Most have darkly tanned or darker skin, often made darker by time in the sun.

They can be found throughout Sonū in independent communities, farms, ranches, and small kingdoms. The latter has become more scarce, as the predominantly human Hegemony has, through coercion or mutual fear of magic, annexed many of the free kingdoms to create the unstoppable juggernaut that is the current Hegemony.

Those who seek freedom from the oppressive regime of the Hegemony make their home in the wild lands between kingdoms, getting what they need from the land or trading for it in rough-and-tumble frontier outposts such as Grimhaven and the smaller towns in the Hegemonic borderlands.