Introduction to Melior
A dark fantasy worldbuilding project by TJ Trewin
Melior is a dark fantasy worldbuilding project created by TJ and acts as both a fun hobby and a creative showcase of his writing, design, CSS, image manipulation, and worldbuilding.Two continental superpowers wage an age-long war of science and magic, each seeking to prove that the other lives in chaos and blasphemy. Amidst the strife and disruption, mysterious black void-rifts have opened up into unknown realms - the world of Melior is about to get a taste of real chaos.
Rules of the RealmIn the world of Melior, Magic feels like energy: if your reserves are low it's a bit like feeling as if you're too tired to perform a spell or enchantment. This fatigue does not interrupt physical energy and tiredness, and a being will not feel more physically tired for being low on magic reserves. Maisha is the magial essence that is found in many fruits, fungi and vegetation throughout Melior. Consuming maisha-rich food restores magic energy. intelligent creatures may start to feel a magic hunger which will urge them towards consuming foods rich in Maisha.
CosmologyNo one truly knows how the world of Melior came to be, but The Originator's Order, the state religion of The Jolundrian Empire, believe that The Architect designed the world, and everything in it. Every living thing has a blueprint that has detailed plans of how their lives will unfold. There are a multitude of other cults and religions that the folks of Melior worship, but The Originator's Order has the largest following thanks to the support of The Empire.
GeographyThe lands are adorned with cataclysmic scars of both natural and arcane disasters from a time before The Unknown Era. Historians believe that the world of Melior was once nearly torn apart by some horrifying event, and relics uncovered from the depths of these scars are unlike anything known to history so far. Nature has reclaimed many of the voids and healed the wounds of the majority of these fissures, filling them with diverse flora and fauna. In other regions however, predatory creatures and criminal organizations alike have turned these inhospitable landmarks into deep, dark settlements for their hideouts and dens.
Folks of the LandThere are many different folk that inhabit the world of Melior, but most commonly you'll encounter:
- Humans - adaptive, yet very reactive folk
- Rakuwa - strong and sturdy tidal beings
- Manavaxians - heat loving lizardfolk
- Tarmagans - loyal yet shy birdfolk
- Quoks - tiny wholesome extroverts
Meta InformationThis section contains lots of bonus information about the project itself, inspirations for the world, goals, motivations and more! Click a section below to expand it:
How to explore the worldThis website is an interactive wiki for the world of Melior and you can explore it in any direction you wish! There are many tools to help you navigate through the lore. Use the search bar to find an article, expand parts of the table of contents on the homepage, or check out the interactive maps like this embedded one that you will find in some articles (or there are ones to choose from on the homepage)!
Articles will be linked like this: The Jolundrian Empire, and sometimes they will be shown as article blocks. I've tried to make the navigation in my world as easy as possible. If you have any suggestions for improvements, let me know in the comments section!
If you need to get back to the top of the page quickly, click the BACK TO TOP button near the bottom left of the screen!
Interactive & bonus contentThe world of Melior is jam packed with interactive features and bonus content! To get started, create a free World Anvil account and log in - this will reveal the preferences section on the side of each article near the top of the page. Click here to jump back to the top or use the BACK TO TOP button near the bottom left of the screen. Once logged in, you can click to:
- enable graphic content (you must be 18 years of age or older for this one) - view all of the bonus graphic content including uncensored language, gory images, adult topics, and sensitive topics that are otherwise hidden to normal viewers!
- reveal all spoilers and secrets - there are lots of hidden secrets in the world of Melior, but not everyone wants spoilers! If you're the curious type, enable this feature to reveal them!
Click to reveal this spoiler
This is a spoiler, the content is always hidden inside of a button like this!
This is what a secret in Melior looks like (this one is a pretend one though)! There will be hidden lore in here like a character's true thoughts, secret messages, or dark secrets...If you want to see the bonus features in action, tick either of the options in the box to the side of this article (near the top of the page) for a demonstration below this message (you need to be logged in to your World Anvil account to see it). The example content will display between these two lines once enabled:
Jump to quick navigation
Dark Mode & Light Mode
The world of Melior can be viewed in either a Dark Mode theme or a Light Mode theme, depending on your preferences. The theme is automatically detected by your device preferences, so you will need to change your settings if you want to swap. Here's how to change your preferences on: You can also access the UserWay Accessibility Menu by clicking the circular icon in the bottom left corner of the screen or by pressing CTRL + U. You can use this menu to make things easier for you to read such as adjusting the font size, spacing, colours, cursor size, and more. It can also read the page out loud for you. Jump to quick navigation
An example of dark mode and light mode themes in Melior by TJ Trewin
How to support MeliorThe dark fantasy world of Melior is completely free to explore and enjoy! If you want some zero-cost ways to show your support for this project, here's some things that genuinely help!
- Follow this world! - There's a button on the homepage, or at the bottom of this article
- Like articles that you enjoyed! - If you were inspired by one of my articles, share the love by clicking the like button
- Leave me a comment! - let me know what you think! I'm always open to feedback and love to know what you think of my world
- Share it with your friends! - got someone who loves this kind of stuff? need to inspire someone with how awesome World Anvil is? Send 'em here
- Come say hi! - my usual hangouts are on Discord (melior64#0128) and Twitter (melior64), gimme a ping!
- Link to my world! - if you want to put in an article block on YOUR world that links to this page, copy and paste this link into your article: [articleblock:c5f2abb0-75e3-4c8b-9672-ea6ae0218eeb]
Credit & DisclaimersAll artwork, styling, and content is copyright © TJ Trewin (@melior64),
- Meta Information
- How To Explore The World
- Interactive & Bonus Content
- Dark & Light Mode
- How To Support Melior
- Credit & Disclaimers
About the author
TJ Trewin Alias:
he / him / his Location:
Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom Skills:
procrastination, graphic design, CSS, image manipulation, worldbuilding Likes:
WORLDEMBER!!!, tattoos, Lego, shiny treasures, playing Elder Scrolls, being himself, making silly faces and also silly noises Dislikes:
Over-milked watery tea that's the colour of your nan's beige carpet, wasting a really good strong cup of tea that you've accidentally let go cold because you were so into worldbuilding you forgot to drink it in time