People call this year 20 of the New Empire or 20 N.E.
20 years ago, the lost heir to the Calidorian Empire returned from the Demonlands of Lilianthal. Emperor Reinon Shadowchaser unified the free dutchies of the Mist Sea and returned to Lilianthal to drive the forces back beyond the Gates of Dawn.
The Unification War was brief and blood, thousands of soldiers, wizards, and priests lost their lives unifying the kingdom. So many people lost their lives during this war, today the population of the kingdom is just returning to their feet and beginning to look beyond their homes.
Today, most people have some training with warfare but most also have taken up trades that have more domestic uses. It is your generation that is beginning to think about adventuring and travelling beyond their homes.