|Game||Tales of the Abyss|
|Region|| •Northern Rugnica|
|Ruler||Peony Upala Malkuth IX|
The Malkuth Empire, often simply referred to as Malkuth, is a significant country in Tales of the Abyss. Malkuth is a large, varied nation with a strong infrastructure through farming and trade, supplemented with a focus on the use of fonic artes to achieve a higher standard of living. The country's emblem consists of a harp.
Malkuth began as a republic, declaring its independence from the kingdom of Kimlasca in N.D. 0468, and provided the original territory from which the Order of Lorelei came to hold under its dominion prior to the founding of the country of Daath. This enabled Malkuth to use the sympathetic Order as a shield of protection against enemy retaliation. Malkuth quickly grew to conquer much of the northern hemisphere of Auldrant, leading to frequent conflict with Kimlasca and the decline of all other remaining nations, as both countries came to dominate most of the populated world.
- Malkuth is one of several names in the game derived from the sephirot of Hebrew tradition. The sephirah Malkuth refers to kingship, an obvious reference to empire itself.