Iron and Leaves
Humans are the most numerous, as well as the most influential race in the Dragon Empire. Six of the seven major cities of the empire are predominantly human (Concord being the exception). Even Drakkenhall, the City of Monsters, has a human majority, along with minorities of most everything else.
The humans of the empire are not a homogeneous group. There are several cultures represented. Within the empire, most people split humans into two large groups: The northerners, with paler skin, and the southerners, with darker skin. (Northerners are not to be confused with the Northmen, the barbarians from the Northern Reach who have just recently begun spreading into the empire—though they look similar.)
With dwarves, elves, halflings, goblins, giants, and several other intelligent species that look less like humans around, the differences of skin color and facial features among humans aren’t considered important. That isn’t to say, however, that humans outside the empire aren’t held in a mix of fear and disdain.