Arcanos is a challenging place to live; as a result, even the lowliest commoner is as tough and skilled as many of the protagonists and antagonists of other worlds.
Arcanos is intended to be a very high level campaign setting. If you wish to use an ability array for character generation, it is recommended that you use the following array: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13. This array is also used for powerful NPCs in this setting. NPCs use the elite array from the Dungeon Master's Guide: 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8.
Any alignment is acceptable, although the setting is geared more towards neutrality with regards both alignment axes.