Mavolia (Makai or Demon Realm in Japan) is a reoccurring location, or rather realm mentioned in the Mana series. It is inhabited by the Mavole/Demons and is the source of the Echoes corrupting the Mana Tree which spawn the Thanatos (servants of the Echoes) who create the Grimslies in Dawn of Mana. It is known as the Underworld, and in fact many of the early Mana games simply called it just that while leaving the actual name of the Underworld out, most likely because consistent localization/translation did not really exist in the Mana series up until Sword of Mana, upon which they added the name Mavolia onto its Underworld title which was likely in order to distinguish it from the other Underworld known as Hell (Jigoku in Japanese which literally means Hell AKA the Afterlife of Sinners), which is mentioned by Stroud as a place he plans to subjugate from Mavolia (alongside Fa'Diel and Paradise).
Instead of Mana the power of Mavolia is Darkness with one variant, Psi, originating from Anise the Witch, which seeks to infect all with her hatred in order to destroy Mana in every world in existence due to her hatred of Mana.
In Trials of Mana his Dark Majesty reveals that all Demon infested locales (such as the Dark Castle, Night Cavern, Mirage Palace, Jungle of Visions and Anise's Stockade from Trials of Mana and the corrupted Great Tree and later Fa'Diel from Dawn of Mana) aligned with Mavolia are considered Mavolia itself.
Places of interest
- Anise's Stockade - Purple Stone Islands floating in darkness that serves as the central world of Mavolia
- Sea of Chaos - The sundered ruins of Mirage Castle
- Mirage Castle - A castle within the Realm of Mirages
- Mirage Garden - A garden within the Realm of Mirages
- Realm of Mirages - A manifestation of Mavolia within Anise's Mirror created by the Mirage Bishop
- Mirage Palace - Pedda's Palace corrupted into Mavolia by the destruction of Anise's Mirror
- Jungle of Visions - Pedda's Jungle corrupted into Mavolia by the destruction of Anise's Mirror
- Pedda - Ancient Kingdom corrupted into Mavolia by the destruction of Anise's Mirror
- Dark Castle - Castle of Light corrupted into Mavolia by his Dark Majesty
- Night Cavern - Cavern arround the Castle of Light corrupted into Mavolia by his Dark Majesty
- The Great Tree - Corrupted by the Echoes accumulating within it into Mavolia
- Fa'Diel - Corrupted by the Thanatos servants of the Echoes into Mavolia
- Palace of Darkness - Corrupted into Mavolia by the former King of Mavolia Shade and his servants
- Light Palace - Corrupted into Mavolia by the Empire
- Grand Palace - Corrupted into Mavolia by the Empire
- Mana Fortress - Corrupted into Mavolia by the Dark Lich Thanatos