The home city of Elric of Melniboné is called Imrryr, also known as the Dreaming City. It is the ancient capital of the island civilization of Melniboné, which once ruled the known world. Imrryr is a city of towers, spires, domes and bridges, built on a natural harbor and surrounded by a maze of caves. The city is rich in art, culture and magic, but also decadent, cruel and corrupt. The Melnibonéans are a race of proud, arrogant and ruthless people, who enjoy torturing their enemies and slaves for entertainment. They worship chaotic gods and demons, such as Arioch, and practice sorcery and alchemy. Imrryr is a city that lives in the past, dreaming of its former glory and power.