Melnibone is an island, an archepelago set amidst the oldest ocean. ruler of the youg kningdoms for the past 10,000 years, Melnibone has seen the might of it's once all-powerful dragons wane. Their terrifying flights are no longer common, and the dragons sllep longer after each foray.
Imrryr, the Dreaming City, is the capital of Melnibone, it is rich beyond imagining, but its people are quiescent, slumbering in a stupor of neglect and decay.
Elric is emperor, 428th in line of direct-descent from the first dragon-lord. Elric is a brooding albino, unlike his ancestors in many ways. Yet in his hands rests the future. To be counted Elric's friend is to be found, dead.
Stormbringer is Elric's fearsome runesword, intelligent and malicious, with its own plan for tomorrow. Stormbringer is highly magical, harkening from an age when chaos held greater sway upon the world.
The Young Kingdoms are a handful of upstart nations, once part of the Bright Empire, who in the past few centuries have dared defy once-mighty Melnibone.