Melekure is located on Half Moon Lake near the eastern shore of Ardhon. It is ruled by the only monarchy left on the continent and the current ruler is High King Faramond Theodoric Cyprian. He is not a well respected ruler, although people know better than to speak ill of him in public as he tends towards paranoia and has been known to arrest people who he perceives as being against him. He has four children, three boys and a girl. His eldest son and heir, Lothair, is much like his father and has the same tendencies towards madness. His second son, Suleiman, is lazy and enjoys his position as a younger son as it means he will have wealth without the pressures of ruling. The youngest son, Vespasian, is highly intelligent but lacks the madness that seems to run in the family. He is well liked by the people but not likely to inherit the throne as he is a third son. The king’s daugther and youngest child, Kateri, appears to be quiet and reserved and rarely goes out in public. There has been some talk of an arranged marriage for her, but nothing has been finalized.
Melekure is the only human city in which slavery is still legal. There is a rich slave trade there, but also a large group of abolitionists. The nobles keep the abolitionist in check though and there is no hint of slavery being abolished any time soon.
Melekure also has a very active military and has been known to war with the other cities and the barbarian tribes. Though there is peace now, there is no telling how long that will last.