El-Hazard is the Magnificent World. A world of beauty, mystery, and danger and is located in another dimension. Characters only appear able to access El-Hazard by some form of Interdimensional transportation. However, it may be that El-Hazard is located within the same dimension or universe as Earth, but in another solar system, galactic arm, or even a different galaxy. It may be that interdimensional travel is simply a way of folding space so as to travel great distances and to different times rather quickly.

El-Hazard is a planet similar to Earth. It has several of the same types of ecosystems that Earth has like forests, jungles, deserts, mountains, oceans, etc. The air and gravity seem similar, though there are probably subtle differences. The planet even supports of race of beings that is indistinguishable from Earth-born humans.

However, for all the similarities, there are thousands of differences. The planet is home to thousands of unusual species of both plants and animals. There is more than one intelligent species that control the planet. There is also the matter of the large artificial satellite that hangs in the sky, along with the natural satellite that shares the sky.

The story of El-Hazard focuses on one particular region of the planet. An area in which a giant body of water, called the Holy River of God, splits the land into two. On western side of the river lie the lands of the Alliance, a group of nations who have a united to work together. On the eastern side lies the land of the Bugrom, an intelligent species of giant insectoids.

For the areas inhabited by humans explored by the El-Hazard story, it would seem that the peoples have developed a civilization very similar to the Middle-eastern cultures of Earth, though with some rather unique and large differences. It is not known if all the humans living on the planet share a similar culture, but it wouldn't be surprising if one explored beyond the Alliance controlled lands, that he or she found races and cultures with very different styles of dress, technology and beliefs.

All references made to El-Hazardian culture are made considering only the nations within the Alliance since that is the only area that the series explores.

Portions of this page originally belonged to The Wanderers' Guide to El-Hazard: The Magnificent world, co-authored by Jason Bertovich (Makoto) and Aaron Ziegler (Spanner).

The original page is no longer available on-line.
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