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Melromarc (メルロマルク Meruromaruku?) is a matriarchal country under an monarchy system where the current queen holds the true authority of the country. It is a human supremacist country, where slavery of demi-humans is legal.

Summary

With a capital situated in the center of the country and referred to only as Castle Town, the country of Melromarc is a matriarchy ruled by the queen, Mirellia Q Melromarc. While the queen is away handling diplomatic relations, power and authority fall into the kings hands to rule as he sees fit. During one such diplomatic outing, the waves of calamity abruptly started, ravaging the kingdom and other regions of the world. This resulted in the destruction of the demi-human protected village. Melromarc's king summoned the heroes and asked them to fight for the waves. The queen was shocked and tried to release the pent up tension of the international community. All the negotiations by the queen were undone by the actions of the King and the church's cumulative actions.

Meanwhile, the Shield Hero was heavily discriminated under a false claim. This increased the tension in the community, as the heroes were not properly managed and were ramping things on their own accord which resulted in more damage than success. The king and the first princess were misusing their power and authority, and the most privileges were denied to the Shield Hero, actions that the king was secretive of to his wife, as was not responding to her letters.

When Mirellia returned, she punished all those involved and proved the innocence of the Shield Hero. She tried to persuade the Shield Hero to base his action in her land but the Shield Hero was considering moving to another nation until he recalled Fitoria's word, who emphasized that all the heroes need to cooperate to fight the waves. The queen lowered her head as she begged him to work in her nation.

Mirellia revealed that her nation lost access to the seven-star heroes because of the four cardinal heroes' summoning. Towards the end of the series, it rose up to be the most powerful country of the world, not only because of the possession of four holy heroes but also because of their resounding victory against the former powerful nation of Faubley. In the past, Trash became a well-renowned hero of Melromarc.

History

Melromarc has had a long history of waging war with neighboring countries, most notably with the demi-human nation Siltvelt. This was mostly due to the racial discrimination that existed in both nations against the other race and also because of the religious belief of the other nations/races viewed as evil entities.

Customs

Due to the matriarchal nature of the kingdom, Melromarc practices the tradition of having the husband's name decided by the wife.

Government

Melromarc is a matriarchal country under the monarch of the queen, who holds the highest authority. Along with being a matriarchal country, Melromarc has an oligarchy power structure with powerful nobles bidding to keep in the favor with the monarchy for power and influence. In society, women hold higher social value and power than men. Any violence against women is considered to be an offense punishable by the death penalty.

Religion

Melromarc's religion is the extremist faction that split from the Four Saints Faith into the Church of the Three Heroes. However, due to their terrorist nature of the church's actions, the majority of their members were either executed or imprisoned. It was later replaced by the Religion of Four Saint Faith. Their first task was to correct all the misconceptions spread by the former cult in regards to the Shield Hero and also to improve the relationship between the humans and demi-humans. Unfortunately, it wasn't as easy as it seemed, as it took too long to overwrite the centuries of Three Heroes Church preaching and to mend the bad blood between the humans and demi-humans, and the reputation of the Shield Hero was far too damaged to be corrected. The staunch believers of the cult refused to change even after the evidence was brought to light. Fanatics of the cult caused problems to Naofumi many times later. While the majority of the commoners switched to new the religion, the nobles who aided the country to fight the war against demi-humans were still adamant and were helping the remnant of the cult to rise.

Military

In times of Trash's Youth, Melromarc made its mark for its resourcefulness, as they were able to defeat the mighty Siltvelt which dreamed of world conquest. But, in times when its glory and strength went downhill, they did all they could to prevent Naofumi from crossing the border, for they were fearing a war with Siltvelt. The queen used her diplomatic wit to prevent war, even willing to marry off her daughter, Malty to the cruel king of Faubley to prevent the war. The queen bowed to the feet of the Shield Hero and begged him to stay in Melromarc, as it might start another war if he chose to leave.

After Trash reawakens his senses, they took down the powerful expedition of Faubley under Tact, reclaiming its former glory and rising to be the most powerful military of the world.

Geography

Melromarc is on the main world continent surrounded by some of the most powerful kingdoms on the continent: Rock Valley, Shieldfreeden, Siltvelt, and the Zeltoble kingdoms, etc.

International Relations

Faubley

Though peaceful relations existed between them, it was completely stained after Melromarc summoned the four heroes against the international agreement. But the Queen agreed to the demand of the king of Faubley winning the nation's support in the world conference for the time being. It was again stained when Tact rose to power and killed the queen of Melromarc for no apparent reason. He invaded all the countries including Melromarc, under the pretext of uniting the world under the true hero, himself. The original four heroes and Siltvelt followed Trash plan to squash its army and took control of most of the Faubley land making Melromarc the powerful nation.

Siltvelt

Melromarc and Siltvelt had centuries of bad blood mostly because of the treatment of racial differences and discrimination based on it. When Siltvelt desired for global domination, Luge of Melromarc halted their way. The queen of Melromarc mended things with Siltvelt, after decades of peace negotiation by setting up a demi-humans protected village in Melromarc while Siltvelt followed her example and set up a human protected region in their land. This earned both nations a decade of peace. But the problem again rose when Melromarc summoned the four heroes against the international agreement, and to make the matter worse, the treatment of Shield Hero enraged them to wage war. The Queen was able to diffuse the situation and things finally settled after she gained the trust of Shield Hero.

Siltvelt was upset with Tact's action and joined hand with Melromarc, surprising themselves for forming an alliance. Finally, they jointly put down their enemies. Their relationship was mostly mended except for the treatment of slavery under the pretext of fixing that in the future. They even gave their approval for the engagement of the Shield Hero and Melty, if women from their land are permitted into Nafumi's harem.

Shieldfreeden

Nothing much is mentioned about their past relationship. But they were infuriated by Melromarc for going against the international agreement. They were ready to wage war with Melromarc for their misdeeds against the shield hero. They allied with Tact when he claimed himself to be the real hero. even though he stole the weapon from Naofumi. This earned the ire from the allied forces and the heroes. After the defeat of Tact, they changed their stand. Trash called the world to join hands to fight against the waves and not petty squabbles like Shieldfreeden's action, it was clear that the nation lost its stand and power in the world.

Zeltoble

They have a fairly decent relationship. Zeltoble also helped Melromarc in shadows in times of the Tact expedition.

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Trivia

  • Despite Melromarc being a matriarchy, even the women born in the noble and royal families feared being sent to Faubley to be the king’s playthings, implying that their mothers would send them to Faubley if their crimes were to be serious.

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