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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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Media
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Issues
Arcs: Arc 1: The Twelve Portals | Arc 2: Nerissa's Revenge | Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds | Arc 4: Trials of the Oracle | The Book of Elements | Arc 6: Ragorlang | Arc 7: New Power | Arc 8: Teach 2b Witch | 100% Witch | Ladies vs W.I.T.C.H. | Arc 11: Magical Sovereign

Volumes: Issue 001: Halloween | Issue 002: The Twelve Portals | Issue 003: The Dark Dimension | Issue 004: The Power of Fire | Issue 005: So Be It Forever | Issue 006: Illusions and Lies | Issue 007: One Day You'll Meet Him | Issue 008: The Black Roses of Meridian | Issue 009: The Four Dragons | Issue 010: A Bridge Between Two Worlds | Issue 011: The Crown of Light | Issue 012: The Challenge of Phobos | Issue 013: I Know Who You Are | Issue 014: The End of a Dream | Issue 015: The Courage to Choose | Issue 016: Nerissa's Seal | Issue 017: Don't Close Your Eyes | Issue 018: Remnants of Summer | Issue 019: The Other Side of the Story | Issue 020: A Gust of Hate | Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow | Issue 022: A Broken Heart | Issue 023: Goodbye! | Issue 024: Trust Me | Issue 025: Water Shadows | Issue 026: Blackmail | Issue 027: Divided | Issue 028: So Close, Yet So Far | Issue 029:The Lesser Evil | Issue 030: The Chamber of Tempests | Issue 031: The Voice of Silence | Issue 032: Behind the Mask | Issue 033: The Greatest Gift | Issue 034: The Scent of Freedom | Issue 035: Mirrored Lives | Issue 036: Rebel Souls | Issue 037: The Dispute | Issue 038: Desires of the Heart | Issue 039: On the Wings of Remembrance | Issue 040: The Ultimate Secret | Issue 041: The Whole Truth | Issue 042: Beyond All Hope | Issue 043: Tricks of Light | Issue 044: Never Alone, Ever Again | Issue 045: Double Deception | Issue 046: The Power of Courage | Issue 047: The Sands of Time | Issue 048: New Horizons | Issue 049: Between Dreams and Reality | Issue 050: Forever Magic | Issue 051: Out of Control | Issue 052: The Eye of the Book | Issue 053: A Whole New Song | Issue 054: One More Hug | Issue 055: The Day After | Issue 056: The Riddle | Issue 057: The Isle Of Enchantment | Issue 058: Illusions | Issue 059: The The Fire Within | Issue 060: Earth and Air | Issue 061: The World Inside The Book | Issue 062: The Final Chapter | Issue 063: Arrival and Departure | Issue 064: The Screaming Man | Issue 065: When Hope Blooms | Issue 066: Reflections | Issue 067: On Your Side | Issue 068: The Dark Side | Issue 069: New Frontiers | Issue 070: Stop the Presses | Issue 071: Glimmers of Fear | Issue 072: The Green Ray | Issue 073: The Dark Summons | Issue 074: Whisked Away | Issue 075: As You Were, You Are Now | Issue 076: Earth | Issue 077: Of All the Stars | Issue 078: Fire | Issue 079: Water | Issue 080: Emotions | Issue 081: Air | Issue 082: Energy | Issue 083: Return to Kandrakar | Issue 084: Unique Movements | Issue 085: I Am You | Issue 086: In the Heart | Issue 087: A Cold Magic | Issue 088: Which One of You? | Issue 089: The Key to Summer | Issue 090: A Beating Heart | Issue 091: So Much More | Issue 092: No Longer Alone | Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away | Issue 094: The Settlement | Issue 095: Endless Tears | Issue 096: Here On The Heart | Issue 097: The Magic of the World | Issue 098: Sweet After All | Issue 099: A Dive in the Air | Issue 100: 100% Witch | Issue 101: A Rising Star | Issue 102: The First Day | Issue 103: That Which You Aren't | Issue 104: Another World | Issue 105: One Letter From a Dream | Issue 106: Zodiac | Issue 107: It Was Fate | Issue 108: A Father's Heart | Issue 109: Green Truth | Issue 110: Magical Moms | Issue 111: Teamwork | Issue 112: Early Days | Issue 113: The Long Kiss | Issue 114: Return to School | Issue 115: A Special Voyage | Issue 116: The Right Distance | Issue 117: The Best Party | Issue 118: All In A Day | Issue 119: Music In The Air | Issue 120: Lady Giga | Issue 121: Ten Years Later | Issue 122: Mathematically Possible | Issue 123: Lady Crash | Issue 124: A Puppy for a Friend | Issue 125: The Other Part | Issue 126: Lady Kimikal | Issue 127: Embrace | Issue 128: A Single Word | Issue 129: Away From the Heart | Issue 130: A New Friend | Issue 131: The Magic of Emotion | Issue 132: Together Again | Issue 133: Little Magic | Issue 134: Tomorrow | Issue 135: Summer Time | Issue 136: Sportingly Stylish | Issue 137: I Love London! | Issue 138: A Different World | Issue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

Other Comic Books: Core of Kandrakar | Cornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to Be | Elyon: Return of the Queen | Planet Boys | The Year Before | Orube Special | Two Hearts for a Ball (World Cup Special) | Christmas Special 2004 | Christmas Special 2005 | Christmas Special 2006 | Caleb and Elyon - Two Destinies | Halloween Special 2007 | Witch on Stage

Characters
Will Vandom | Hay Lin | Irma Lair | Cornelia Hale | Taranee Cook | Elyon Brown | Lord Cedric | Miranda | Prince Phobos | Alchemy | Nerissa Crossnic | Caleb | Sandra | The Mage | Eric Lyndon | Nigel Ashcroft | Anna Lair | Matt Olsen | Ms. Knickerbocker | Joan Lin | Lillian Hale | Bess and Courtney Grumper | Napoleon | Susan Vandom-Collins | Cassidy | Martin Tubbs | Laurent Clubberman | Uriah Dunn | Chris Lair | Chen Lin | Halinor | Kurt Van Buren | Frost The Hunter | Tracker | Gargoyle | Sandpit | Kadma | Yan Lin | Julian | Theresa Cook | Aldarn | Jeek | Howard Hale | Dean Collins | Lionel Cook | Peter Cook | Raythor | Tynar | Elizabeth Hale | Blunk | Tom Lair | Eleanor Brown/Miriadel | Raphael Sylla | Tony Vandom | Andrew Hornby | Galgheita Rudolph | Herbert Olsen | Joel Wright | Thomas Brown/Alborn | Shagon, the Hate | Tridart, the Despair | Ember, the Pain | Orube | Shinobu Takeda | William Collins | Stephen | Edward Folkner | Mariko Takeda | Foreman Takeda | Erin Peyton | Mr. Huggles | Luke Pradd | Tecla Ibsen | Henry | Ardeh | Ari | Endarno | Maqi | Laura Steedson | Nashter
Episodes
Season 1: It Begins and It Resumes | The Key | Happy Birthday Will | A Service to the Community | The Labyrinth | Divide and Conquer | Ambush at Torus Filney | Return of the Tracker | Framed | The Stone of Threbe | The Princess Revealed | Stop the Presses | Parents' Night | The Mudslugs | Ghosts of Elyon | The Mogriffs | Walk This Way | The Underwater Mines | The Seal of Phobos | Escape from Cavigor | Caleb's Challenge | The Battle of Meridian Plains | The Rebel Rescue | The Stolen Heart | The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous | B is for Betrayal | C is for Changes | D is for Dangerous | E is for Enemy | F is for Facades | G is for Garbage | H is for Hunted | I is for Illusion | J is for Jewel | K is for Knowledge | L is for Loser | M is for Mercy | N is for Narcissist | O is for Obedience | P is for Protectors | Q is for Quarry | R is for Relentless | S is for Self | T is for Trauma | U is for Undivided | V is for Victory | W is for Witch | X is for Xanadu | Y is for Yield | Z is for Zenith

Songs
We Are W.I.T.C.H. | W.I.T.C.H. (Theme)
Locations
Sheffield Institute | Heatherfield | Meridian | Arkhanta | Zamballa
Groups
W.I.T.C.H. | Uriah's Gang | C.H.Y.K.N. | Knights of Destruction | Guardians of Kandrakar | The Runics
Objects
Heart of Kandrakar | Heart of Meridian | Heart of Zamballa | Aurameres | Seal of Phobos | Seal of Nerissa | Horn of Hypnos

Elements: Quintessence | Fire | Air | Water | Earth

Other
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