Joseph ran his hand along the thick trunk for a moment while he hummed.
"Different, a lot different. We still had a king and queen as rulers, but they did not have the same shall we say, concentrated power. My academy of special arts was far from the only one in the country, though it was the largest. That alone gave the head administrator a lot of power. The wide spread had a few draw backs here and there. For one it's a lot easier to have certain powerful lords decide to go their own way and meddle with things best left alone. Most of the time Mauretia had more trouble containing incidents within it's borders than with their neighbours. Same for them really but that's the price for power in the hands of the many." he said, nestling beside Raine.
"That's just one aspect though, there's a ton of things different here. Like how everyone here seems to be human. Don't you have any elves or anything over here or did I just not notice them?"