In response to the following question
"In The Sword and the Stallion...Corum and Ilbrec encounter Sactric, the Emperor of Malibann on Ynys Scaith. Sactric mentions that his throne was a carved from a single giant ruby, and this - combined with the similarity of the names - suggests a (possible?) variation on Emperor Sadric of Melniboné (Elric's dad). Is that connection intentional Mike?"
Mike says "In a word, David, yes. The Scilly Island of Melnibone.."