The Escanors are the first human inhabitants of Meridian. It is also the name of the royal sovereign of Meridian, named after the brave one (a hero of Britain who crossed the two worlds and helped Meridian). The Oracle of Kandrakar was asked by the Galhot for help and the Oracle saw Prince Escanor as its savior. When Meridian was threatened by the brigands Kahedrin. The prince accepted the Oracle's request to save Meridian and together with his companions, the four knights Hoel, Didier, Grendal and Brandis he fought by the side of the Galhot.
The war was a fierce battle. It seemed endless but by the end of the war, king Morgon of Kahedrin was defeated. The Galhot then offered the throne to Escanor but he was doubtful. Leryn his bride decided to follow him and so the new monarch was founded and the four towers of the metaworld was dedicated in honor of the four knights of Escanor. From then on the human-like Escanors ruled Meridian with a matriarch, until Elyon's mother, when the queen suddenly disappeared and Phobos seized the throne for himself.
In the comic series, Phobos and Elyon are the only remaining Escanors, but in the animation however the human race seems to exists in Meridian and are thus assumed to be the decedents of Escanor (but not part of the monarch) and his companions, the four knights.
- The Meridian Royal Family's name was originally Portrait.
- Escanor was the name of two characters in the Arthurian Legends
- Escanor the Large, the Son of a giant and a witch.
- Escanor the Handsome, the King of the White Mountain and nephew of Escanor the large.
- One of his companions Hoel, is also named after a character from the Arthurian Legends.
- According to the writers, Escanor was a member of King Richard's court and later King John's court. He served as part of the royal guard defending Prince John while his brother the king fought during the Crusade. He and his companions all fought the French army's during their war with Britain after the Crusades right before they were sent to Meridian.
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