So, I think I might just have turned my fantasy setting into a Saturday morning cartoon. I just, don't want people to die within the world. There are monsters, with unlimited reserves of course: zombies, skeletons, creepers...
...Until we learn that they are all vegetables, and can't climb walls, so Is real is safe (for now).
It's just isn't an "adventure-friendly world" sure, you can kill the veggies, but for FIVE level 17-19 characters, it's closer to gardening.
But what about dragons? They're at around the size of a marsh deer (127 cm at the shoulder and 2 meters long, plus a 1 m long tail), and ever since Mephistopheles ended the human-dragon war with the help of magical STDs from the past century, they're more concerned with BUSINESS and the POLITICS of their domains. If live streams from the parliament were so interesting, I would be watching them instead of this site, which I'm evidently not doing.
So, there are conflict sources, but with no real stakes. If we took the focus away from Mephisto's overly-sad backstory, the mystery of Sunny Hills and the Dark Barrier, we would have nothing.
So, considering that death in this setting is not as much of a commonplace, how can I still raise the stakes in a meaningful way for the reader?