|Vie De Marli|
|Location||Outskirts of the New World|
|Real World Data|
|Appearance(s)||Devil May Cry 2|
Vie de Marli, originally called Dumary Island, is an ancient island located off the coast of the Americas protected by the clan known as the Protectorate. It is the setting in which Devil May Cry 2 takes place.
The island was discovered by religious refugees from the Mediterranean regions, who were branded as heretics for continuing to believe in the old pagan gods by followers of a different religion. These people, along with runaway slaves, assimilated to form a new culture. They came to worship deities from a different dimension, and the rites performed in honor of these beings often resembled exorcisms and demon sealing ceremonies. These religions were headed by the "guardians", a clan of priests who borrowed the demonic power of their "gods" in order to protect them, their worshippers, and spawn legends by using the power of their gods to defeat the enemy gods.
Battle with ArgosaxEdit
Several hundred years ago, the legendary demon hero Sparda appeared from the demon world to aid in exorcising an ancient evil known as Argosax The Chaos who was worshipped by a secret tribe of people among the inhabitants of Dumary Island, and was the most malevolent god that ever existed. Sparda used the Arcanas with the help of the Protectorate clan to seal the great devil, and although he was temporarily trapped within the demon world after the final battle with Argosax, he eventually returned to the human world.
In the past couple of decades, the multinational public corporation Uroboros, headed by the modern-day sorcerer/multimillionaire Arius, has begun to build their own official city along with some of their factories and an offshore oil-rig. A trivalent, combined-tower skyscraper called the "Skyscraper Sanctum" on the upper west side of Vie de Marli served as the headquarters. The pretext of being on the island was to acquire the "special ores" hidden within the island's mountains; however, their true purpose is to recover the fabled Arcanas and release Argosax, obtaining his power and rule the Earth.
Devil May Cry 2Edit
Located upon the Dumary Island itself is an entire European-style village presided over by an immense old clocktower. A half modern, half medieval city with its own train station is located next to the village. The hidden underground catacombs built underneath the land and within its secret passages lead to the island's harbor. A more modern-looking city, now often called "Uroboros City", was built around the Uroboros Corporation's "Skyscraper Sanctum", including a factory with an underground subway station and an off-shore oil rig. Ancient, intricate, and partially flooded ruins are hidden beneath a sleepy garden within Dumary Island itself.
Various factions within Vie de Marli exist on the island:
- Dumary Synopsis from Devil May Cry 2 instruction manual: