This universe has a civilization of humans! And some other things. It's not crowded in the way Edda is but it's not just the one planet either. The humans might be easiest to start with. They're on that planet over there, it's not Earth but it has very Earthlike conditions and bronze-age humans living in cities and villages dotted across two large continents. Depending on how thoroughly any prospective visitors look they might find other things before visiting.
"Yes. I'm going to try to get you self-defense. But it'll work better if you can tell the judge, while a truth song is running, 'I feel awful that it came to that, I wish I hadn't listened to my friends, being scared didn't make it right, the stolen boar meat wasn't worth that, I wish she could be alive again'."
"All right. I will try to avoid coming by while you're sleeping. I recommend that before your trial you arrange to be freshly bathed with clean clothes, it's not supposed to affect anything but it's impossible to chase down every tiny bias the judges might be harboring unconsciously and there is some risk you'll get an Amentan or just a judge who's sensitive to that kind of thing."
"I can try to get you the value of the silver in the precious metals buyout for Anthel Camme but this will make it basically impossible to argue that you are not a citizen of Anthel-Camme-under-Vanda-Nossëo. You should be able to wash what you're wearing here, and there are prison uniforms, which the judges are at least used to if not necessarily well-disposed toward."
"All right. If they mess up at that - if you don't get fed, or if it's loud while you're sleeping, or if anyone even another prisoner attacks you, or if anything you see someone else getting or see on the internet other prisoners get isn't available to you, let me know. There aren't usually problems but that's because we keep them on their toes, right?"
Grimmal sits and thinks for a bit then asks whoever he sees first about a place to exercise.
Shannalore tells her lawyer once they arrive much the same story along with, "I only stayed with those idiots after the dragon appeared because we've worked together for years and you don't just turn on something like that. If you do, well, now you're alone in the wilderness, with a dragon around, and your comrades in arms think you're an honorless coward and are right behind you, armed and angry. I kept telling them to leave it alone, Mattin's dragon obsession was nothing but trouble, and here we are now."