As he approached the Bellatrix solar system, Cabot made some sketches which he consolidated in the one you see. His magical ship has was pirated and he now finds himself stranded on Ifreann, the 7th planet circling the star Bellatrix.
Bellatrix is the 3rd brightest star in the constellation Orion. It is located some 470 light years from Earth. The star is a blue white giant - which means several things. Life did not evolve naturally on Ifreann, but rather came by other means. The natural energy of the star accounts for the greater availability of magic.
The ultraviolet and x-ray output of Bellatrix is so great that any widespread technology much beyond the middle ages of earth would result in a lossof ozone, and resultant destruction of life on the planet. It is possible that the outer planets may have the ability to develop more advanced technologies.