over the course of a 1000 years of peace and prosperity, many arcane and divine casters have mde this a utopia in the true sence of the word.No one works unless they want to, mostly this has been accomplished by the Soup Stone.
Soup stones are magical devices that when placed in a pot of exactly 1 cubic yard, creates a nutritious and delicious stew. twice a day. The only caveat is that between uses the pot and stone must be washed. The stones are given to married couple on their wedding day by the monarchy.
This allows city dwellers to read join the arts, escecially philosophy and drama..