Michael Moorcock is the creator of Elric of Melniboné, a fictional character and the protagonist of a series of sword and sorcery stories taking place on an alternative Earth. Melniboné is the name of the island civilization that Elric rules as the last emperor. In an interview he discusses the background of Melniboné is the name of the island civilization that Elric rules, according to Moorcock, Melniboné was inspired by various ancient and mythical civilizations, such as Atlantis, Lemuria, Babylon, and Rome. By making Elric a flawed and tragic antihero who struggles with his conscience and his destiny. I've included many of the other characters from the Elric mythos and saga as well.