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Meridian, also known as Metamoor or Metaworld, is a fictional planet in the comic book series W.I.T.C.H. and in the animated series of the same name.

Culture and Customs

Meridian is red-orange planet under the guidance of Kandrakar. It is ruled by a single Queen, who has powerful magical powers and is the center of mystical energy in the planet (the Heart of Meridian). The Queen is currently Elyon Brown.

This planet has streets full of merchants and extraordinary underground caves. People here live mainly from agriculture, although some have other jobs. At one point there is a great Harvest festival, where food is eaten and people dance and sing. The remaining food is equally divided between Meridian's inhabitants, as suggested by Elyon.

Appearance

The inhabitants of Metamoor/Meridian are separated into two major groups:

  • The Galhot: Were the original inhabitants of Metamoor/Meridian. The Galhot have blue or green skin and stone like plates coming out of their faces. Vathek is a Galhot.
  • The Escanor: Are descended from the first human to come to Metamoor/Meridian through the Veil. This man's wife (Leryn) was later given the throne, starting the planet's long lineage of Queens.

There also exist halfbreeds between the two, independent murmurers created by Phobos and beasts, creatures who can change between an apparently human form and a beast form. Other animals and creatures that do not fit in either group have been showed, but they were not specified.

Capital City

Meridian is the capital city of the Metaworld, where the Queen's palace is and where the Harvest Festival occurs. It was there that the rebellion and the war occurred. At least once in the comics it has been clearly stated that Meridian is the capital city of Metamoor, the name of the world, not the city itself.

History

Palace of Meridian

The royal Palace of Meridian in Metamoor.

Meridian was always ruled by a Queen, who was also the center of mystical force in the planet. It was once a happy place to live. That is until Queen Weira and her husband Zanden mysteriously disappeared and their son, Prince Phobos seized the throne. He drained Meridian dry of its magic, stealing its life and light. Meridian was barred from accessing the rest of the universe by the Oracle and Kandrakar, because the congregation feared Phobos might want to repeat his magic-draining process with other worlds. Phobos then decided to steal his sister Elyon's superior magical powers then his own to get past the Veil. Thankfully, a nanny named Galgheita took the baby Princess Elyon from the palace and took her to Earth, where she was raised as a normal girl. Twelve years later, Phobos searched for his sister on Earth and found her, despite the Guardians of Kandrakar's interference. Phobos almost managed to obtain Elyon's powers, but she and the Guardians defeated him. Elyon was then revealed to be the Light of Meridian the destined and powerful matriarchal savior. When she finally obtained the Crown of Light, she came to her full powers and brought life and light back to Meridian.

A little while later, Elyon was forced from the throne by Endarno, the new Oracle, who was really Phobos in diguise. Although the Guardians manage to keep the Crown of Light from him, Elyon is imprisoned and her powers are slowly drained from her. However, she later defeats the Oracle (Endarno) with the help of the Guardians, and goes back to being the Queen of Meridian.

Chronology: Animated Series

Meridian Palace

The world of Meridian.

Meridian is a kingdom far away under the watching eye of the Oracle. It is ruled by a single Queen, who has powerful magical powers and is the center of mystical energy in the planet (The Heart of Meridian). The Queen is currently Elyon Brown. This planet has streets full of merchants and extraordinary underground caves. People here live mainly from agriculture, although some have other jobs.

Meridian has many different creatures like Larveks, Mudslugs, Mogriffs, Sandpit, Hermeneutas, Passlings, Kaithim etc. Some creatures can change between an apparently human form and a beast form - Cedric can do this when he wants to be in his Human Form or Beast Form.

Meridian is the most frequent and traveled to place for the Guardians in Season 1. Throughout Season 1, Meridian is the only known Planet to the Guardians as the Veil was raised and not much was known about the other worlds like Zamballa, Kandrakar, and Aridia. Much of the action happened on Meridian in Season 1 and the Guardians frequently traveled there to help and stop Phobos’ schemes. The important place in Meridian is in a Large Village next to the Castle, which is on top of high land extending upwards. This is where Phobos lives and is the main center of activity since the Guardians always attack.

Season 1

13 Years ago, Phobos came to power and was the ruler over Meridian, however he was just after power and transformed Meridian into a dark, gloomy world. The village next to the Palace was reduced and the Palace itself changed from a yellow, blue, red colour to a black grey Castle. Spikes also grew round Meridian and also huge ones on the side of the Castle.

Evil Meridian Palace

A corrupted version of the royal Palace of Meridian under Prince Phobos' control.

The Council of Kandrakar raised the Veil to stop his evil spreading to other worlds. A Rebellion soon started and was led by Caleb and made their base in the Infinite City (Phobos doesn’t know of it yet). 13 Years passed and new Guardians were given the job to protect the Veil as portals where evil passed from Meridian to Earth started popping up, the Guardians had to seal them.

The Guardians did so, but Phobos found out who his long lost sister was: Elyon Brown. With the help of Cedric, he managed to get Elyon back to Meridian and in the last episode of Season 1 "The Final Battle", Phobos was on the verge of absorbing her powers, until the whole Rebellion got into the Castle and the Guardians assisting Elyon in her escape. The Guardians and Elyon then imprisoned Phobos and the rest of the Lurdens in the Infinite City.

Meridian was then transformed back into the way it was 13 years ago, the Palace changed and the sky turned blue and the vines disappeared and flowers and ponds replaced them. Elyon was made Queen of Meridian and the Villagers began building their village back again linking bridges to the Palace and creating different kind of buildings.

Season 2

Good Meridian Palace

Fireworks at the the royal Palace during the celebration of Meridian's freedom.

In Season 2 "B is for Betrayal", the Veil was lifted as Phobos was defeated and the Guardians still went back to Meridian because Nerissa showed and started her planning, beginning with the Knights of Vengeance, but were soon imprisoned, when they released Phobos from his cell.

Nerissa's true intentions came about in "J is for Jewel", when Nerissa managed to steal Elyon’s power (Heart of Meridian) and imprisoned Elyon within a tear-drop jewel. After this Meridian is left alone for a while until "V is for Victory" when the Guardians situation became desperate, so they released Phobos in order to get the Seal of Nerissa from Nerissa herself. Phobos did so and re-took Meridian again transforming back the Palace into the gloomy old Castle and the sky changed and the village and all of Meridian with it. However, his victory didn’t last when Cedric turned against him and ate and swallowed him. Cedric grew to the size of Godzilla and went on to take Earth when Meridian and Kandrakar were conquered. The Guardians defeated Cedric and Phobos along with the Lurdens, Miranda, Frost and Cedric were once again imprisoned.

Elyon turned the Castle back into the Palace and the whole of Meridian back to peaceful life. Along with Raythor, Sandpit and Gargoyle at her side protecting the Palace from future attack and goes back to being Queen of Meridian.

The Infinite City

Infinite City

The Infinite City.

The Infinite City made its debut in Season 1 "A Service to the Community". The Infinite City is below Meridian and the Guardians didn’t know at first, but Caleb tells them and shows them. The Mage guards the City. The Infinite City is underground and has lots of pillars running along. The City itself is a lime green city, but in daytime the city appeared to be red, orange and cream.

Nobody knows who created or built the Infinite City and when, it has a mysterious past as the City is infinite and keeps going on and on in all directions. The Infinite City is kept secret from Phobos because the Rebellion used it as their base of operations. There is only one way of getting down into the City and its by using a secret passage in a disused area of land and through a little cupboard. It is then led down some stairs and into the City itself. Just a few yards is another passage, and under there is like a basement but inside is a waterfall and the Mage stays and guards the city.

Near the end of Season 1, Cedric had discovered the Infinite City due to a Rebel who wasn’t being careful. Vathek watched over the stairway and sent a pile of boulders on the stair way to block the access of Cedric getting through. Eventually however the Lurdens dug through and wrecked part of the City were the passage down to were the waterfall was. Cedric demanded that five Lurdens go down there and bring the Mage up, but when they entered the Passage and got halfway down the steps, all that was heard was five screams ringing through the City. He then sent the General down and the same thing happened to him.

In the beginning of Season 2, Phobos is imprisoned along with all the Lurdens, Cedric and Miranda behind the waterfall in the Infinite City. Vathek becomes the prison keeper of Phobos' cell in the City. The Mage was soon revealed to be Nerissa and it was her who guarded the City all along. However, Vathek did his best but near the end of Season 2, he was defeated when Phobos freed all the Lurdens and the Knights of Vengeance. But he was once again defeated and locked again the Infinite City.

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Issues
Arcs: Arc 1: The Twelve PortalsArc 2: Nerissa's RevengeArc 3: A Crisis on Both WorldsArc 4: Trials of the OracleThe Book of ElementsArc 6: RagorlangArc 7: New PowerArc 8: Teach 2b Witch100% WitchLadies vs W.I.T.C.H.Arc 11: Magical Sovereign

Volumes: Issue 001: HalloweenIssue 002: The Twelve PortalsIssue 003: The Dark DimensionIssue 004: The Power of FireIssue 005: So Be It ForeverIssue 006: Illusions and LiesIssue 007: One Day You'll Meet HimIssue 008: The Black Roses of MeridianIssue 009: The Four DragonsIssue 010: A Bridge Between Two WorldsIssue 011: The Crown of LightIssue 012: The Challenge of PhobosIssue 013: I Know Who You AreIssue 014: The End of a DreamIssue 015: The Courage to ChooseIssue 016: Nerissa's SealIssue 017: Don't Close Your EyesIssue 018: Remnants of SummerIssue 019: The Other Side of the StoryIssue 020: A Gust of HateIssue 021: Shadows of TomorrowIssue 022: A Broken HeartIssue 023: Goodbye!Issue 024: Trust MeIssue 025: Water ShadowsIssue 026: BlackmailIssue 027: DividedIssue 028: So Close, Yet So FarIssue 029:The Lesser EvilIssue 030: The Chamber of TempestsIssue 031: The Voice of SilenceIssue 032: Behind the MaskIssue 033: The Greatest GiftIssue 034: The Scent of FreedomIssue 035: Mirrored LivesIssue 036: Rebel SoulsIssue 037: The DisputeIssue 038: Desires of the HeartIssue 039: On the Wings of RemembranceIssue 040: The Ultimate SecretIssue 041: The Whole TruthIssue 042: Beyond All HopeIssue 043: Tricks of LightIssue 044: Never Alone, Ever AgainIssue 045: Double DeceptionIssue 046: The Power of CourageIssue 047: The Sands of TimeIssue 048: New HorizonsIssue 049: Between Dreams and RealityIssue 050: Forever MagicIssue 051: Out of ControlIssue 052: The Eye of the BookIssue 053: A Whole New SongIssue 054: One More HugIssue 055: The Day AfterIssue 056: The RiddleIssue 057: The Isle Of EnchantmentIssue 058: IllusionsIssue 059: The The Fire WithinIssue 060: Earth and AirIssue 061: The World Inside The BookIssue 062: The Final ChapterIssue 063: Arrival and DepartureIssue 064: The Screaming ManIssue 065: When Hope BloomsIssue 066: ReflectionsIssue 067: On Your SideIssue 068: The Dark SideIssue 069: New FrontiersIssue 070: Stop the PressesIssue 071: Glimmers of FearIssue 072: The Green RayIssue 073: The Dark SummonsIssue 074: Whisked AwayIssue 075: As You Were, You Are NowIssue 076: EarthIssue 077: Of All the StarsIssue 078: FireIssue 079: WaterIssue 080: EmotionsIssue 081: AirIssue 082: EnergyIssue 083: Return to KandrakarIssue 084: Unique MovementsIssue 085: I Am YouIssue 086: In the HeartIssue 087: A Cold MagicIssue 088: Which One of You?Issue 089: The Key to SummerIssue 090: A Beating HeartIssue 091: So Much MoreIssue 092: No Longer AloneIssue 093: It Comes From Far AwayIssue 094: The SettlementIssue 095: Endless TearsIssue 096: Here On The HeartIssue 097: The Magic of the WorldIssue 098: Sweet After AllIssue 099: A Dive in the AirIssue 100: 100% WitchIssue 101: A Rising StarIssue 102: The First DayIssue 103: That Which You Aren'tIssue 104: Another WorldIssue 105: One Letter From a DreamIssue 106: ZodiacIssue 107: It Was FateIssue 108: A Father's HeartIssue 109: Green TruthIssue 110: Magical MomsIssue 111: TeamworkIssue 112: Early DaysIssue 113: The Long KissIssue 114: Return to SchoolIssue 115: A Special VoyageIssue 116: The Right DistanceIssue 117: The Best PartyIssue 118: All In A DayIssue 119: Music In The AirIssue 120: Lady GigaIssue 121: Ten Years LaterIssue 122: Mathematically PossibleIssue 123: Lady CrashIssue 124: A Puppy for a FriendIssue 125: The Other PartIssue 126: Lady KimikalIssue 127: EmbraceIssue 128: A Single WordIssue 129: Away From the HeartIssue 130: A New FriendIssue 131: The Magic of EmotionIssue 132: Together AgainIssue 133: Little MagicIssue 134: TomorrowIssue 135: Summer TimeIssue 136: Sportingly StylishIssue 137: I Love London!Issue 138: A Different WorldIssue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

Other Comic Books: Core of KandrakarCornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to BeElyon: Return of the QueenPlanet BoysThe Year BeforeOrube SpecialTwo Hearts for a Ball (World Cup Special)Christmas Special 2004Christmas Special 2005Christmas Special 2006Caleb and Elyon - Two DestiniesHalloween Special 2007Witch on Stage

Characters
Will VandomHay LinIrma LairCornelia HaleTaranee CookElyon BrownLord CedricMirandaPrince PhobosAlchemyNerissa CrossnicCalebSandraThe MageEric LyndonNigel AshcroftAnna LairMatt OlsenMs. KnickerbockerJoan LinLillian HaleBess and Courtney GrumperNapoleonSusan Vandom-CollinsCassidyMartin TubbsLaurent ClubbermanUriah DunnChris LairChen LinHalinorKurt Van BurenFrost The HunterTrackerGargoyleSandpitKadmaYan LinJulianTheresa CookAldarnJeekHoward HaleDean CollinsLionel CookPeter CookRaythorTynarElizabeth HaleBlunkTom LairEleanor Brown/MiriadelRaphael SyllaTony VandomAndrew HornbyGalgheita RudolphHerbert OlsenJoel WrightThomas Brown/AlbornShagon, the HateTridart, the DespairEmber, the PainOrubeShinobu TakedaWilliam CollinsStephenEdward FolknerMariko TakedaForeman TakedaErin PeytonMr. HugglesLuke PraddTecla IbsenHenryArdehAriEndarnoMaqiLaura SteedsonNashter
Episodes
Season 1: It Begins and It ResumesThe KeyHappy Birthday WillA Service to the CommunityThe LabyrinthDivide and ConquerAmbush at Torus FilneyReturn of the TrackerFramedThe Stone of ThrebeThe Princess RevealedStop the PressesParents' NightThe MudslugsGhosts of ElyonThe MogriffsWalk This WayThe Underwater MinesThe Seal of PhobosEscape from CavigorCaleb's ChallengeThe Battle of Meridian PlainsThe Rebel RescueThe Stolen HeartThe Final Battle

Season 2: A is for AnonymousB is for BetrayalC is for ChangesD is for DangerousE is for EnemyF is for FacadesG is for GarbageH is for HuntedI is for IllusionJ is for JewelK is for KnowledgeL is for LoserM is for MercyN is for NarcissistO is for ObedienceP is for ProtectorsQ is for QuarryR is for RelentlessS is for SelfT is for TraumaU is for UndividedV is for VictoryW is for WitchX is for XanaduY is for YieldZ is for Zenith

Groups
W.I.T.C.H.Uriah's GangC.H.Y.K.N.Knights of DestructionGuardians of KandrakarThe Runics
Objects
Heart of KandrakarHeart of MeridianHeart of ZamballaAurameresSeal of PhobosSeal of NerissaHorn of Hypnos
Locations
Sheffield InstituteHeatherfieldMeridianArkhantaZamballa
Songs
We Are W.I.T.C.H.W.I.T.C.H. (Theme)
Other
The Disney Afternoon
Elements: QuintessenceFireAirWaterEarth

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