"Just people and animals, mostly. The only monsters you'll have to worry about are whatever Fiends that Summoners and Mages summon, and they tend to vary in intelligence and friendliness. Other than a few going rogue, you don't have to worry about monsters. So instead, you just have to worry about normal people trying to beat your skull in and take your money, and there's a lot of them."
"Nothing to worry about right now. We haven't had any big wars since we tried democracy."
A grimace goes over her face at some unpleasant memories.
"We are never trying large-scale democracy ever again, I'll tell you that much."
Before you can ask any further, you pass two men in the same uniform as Karis and that guard, arguing amongst themselves. They pause to address the Major, and they're quickly introduced to you as Briar and Masterson. They don't stop and pass you by, and you don't get much of a look at them other than that the one called Briar has black hair, the one named Masterson has brown, and that they carry a katana and two small crossbows holstered at the sides, respectively. The Major introduces you as an Arrival that she's handling, and they nod, before quickly resuming their argument. You're fairly sure you're never going to see them again.
You walk for a few minutes in silence, and you think you see the forest begin to thin on the horizon. Any more questions you want to ask?