Matali is an Indian mer realm, located in the Indian Ocean and stretches west to African waters, north to the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal and east to the shores of Malaysia and Australia.

History Edit

Matali first began as a small outpost off the Seychelle Islands and grew into an empire which spanned the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, African waters, and east to the shores of Malaysia and Australia.

Hierarchy Edit

Matali has a very formal hierarchy, with the emperor and his wife on top, and servants at the bottom. The royal court is very complicated with many guards and viziers. It is a bureaucracy, and it is mentioned that forms always needed to be filled out in order for any commoner to see the emperor and gain entry to the imperial palace, and even then it would potentially take months, even years, for more forms needed to be filled out.

Locations Edit

Matali's capital city is Matali City. The Matalin Imperial Palace is located there, on a deep-water rock shelf with marble bridges connecting to the rock outcroppings where more buildings were added by their emperors.

Cuisine Edit

Matalin cuisine includes: bingas, zee zees, bing-bangs, janteeshaptas (shaptas), kanjaywhoohoos, pompasoomas, chillawondas and kootagullas. They have many candies and pastries. Neela is very fond of shaptas, bingas, zee zees and the kanjaywhoohoos.

Language Edit

Matali mer speak a Matlin dialect of Mermish. However, the Matalin language is most likely Hindi as Mahdi tells Serafina "mērē dila, mērī ātmā" which is Hindi for "my heart, my soul". Additionally, Neela states that the Praedatori are called "āparādhika", meaning "criminal" in Matalin , which, in fact, is the Hindi word for "criminal".

Religion Edit

The Matalins worship the same gods as other mer realms (see; Mer gods).

Flag Edit

The Matalin flag is a red flag with a Razormouth dragon holding a pale blue egg, which is strange as all other Razormouth eggs are brown. The pale blue egg turns out to be Navi’s talisman, a moonstone.

Locations Edit

Jua Maji Edit

Jua Maji is a village in Kandina.

Matali City Edit

The capital of Matali. In Sea Spell, it was mentioned that Neela opened up the hottest clothing boutique in Matali City. It featured her own designs, plus the edgiest creations from a cadre of international designers.

Known Inhabitants Edit