Points of Darkness
The concept at the center of historical development on Nothis. Civilization is considered a move towards organized, urban living within the Empire, and away from nomadic or agrarian lifestyles.
In the past agriculture was an important aspect of civilization, but in recent history, the Elves have managed a way to magically generate food, see Agriculture for more details.
In practice, the concept of Civilization is defined by whether or not the specific laws and culture of a large, hegemonic group are followed. For instance, Kefalans would consider Hobgoblins to be savages, where the Hobgoblins have a culture thousands of years old and an empire of their own.