Marsilikos is a major port located on the southern coast of Terre d'Ange. It is the most important city in the country after the City of Elua.

General InformationEdit

Marsilikos was built by the Hellenes, so it predates Elua and his Companions by several centuries. Eisheth took a liking to the city and it lies within her province of Eisande. Because of this, many of the finest chirurgeons come from the city.

The ruler of Marsilikos is always female because Eisheth was female. No one has succeeded in breaking this tradition. She is known as the Lady of Marsilikos. If there are no daughters, the heir's wife will be the Lady of Marsilikos and will share power with him. Marsilikos is ruled by House Mereliot. During the series, Roxanne de Mereliot is the Lady of Marsilikos.

The seat of House Mereliot is the Dome of the Lady. It is an impressive structure of white marble with a large golden dome surrounded by minarets. There is a legend that the golden dome can be seen far out to sea and has saved the lives of sailors during storms.

Marsilikos is the home port of the Royal Fleet, though they may occasionally dock elsewhere in Terre d'Ange.

Marsilikos in the seriesEdit

Phedre departs from Marsilikos when she goes to La Serenissima in Kushiel's Chosen, and then again when she leaves for La Serenissima and Menekhet in Kushiel's Avatar.

In Kushiel's Scion, Imriel leaves for Tiberium from Marsilikos and returns there as well. He also departs for Cythera from Marsilikos in Kushiel's Mercy.

Real Life CounterpartEdit

Marseille is the real life counterpart of Marsilikos.