Please note, I said the Devs... that's because I don't want the typical idle speculation for an answer to this, i'm looking for something straight from the source. Basically.. I found myself wondering today.. was anything ever written down about what specifically Malas is supposed to be? Out of every land that has ever been added to UO, it is the only one where we have gotten next to nothing aside from "paladins and necromancers are there, and they hate each other; also, the place is falling into the void". Was it intended to be another "corrupted" version of the original lands in the vein of Ilshenar? Was it supposed to be a twisted UO version of one of the other classic Ultima landmasses? Was it meant to be the UO version of Ultima 5's Underworld? Someone had to have put in writing exactly what it was somewhere (like that damn Hanse), and I think it's about time for a real answer and maybe some actual background fiction for the place (seriously hoping for the Underworld one.. would explain Doom being there perfectly).