The goddess of nature, wilderness and the sea, Melora is often worshipped by elves as well as hunters and rangers. She is the antithesis of Erathis, the deity of civilization, and is also known to dislike Asmodeus. She has no astral domain and prefers to simply wander the cosmos. Sailors often make offerings to her before they embark on their voyages. She commands her followers thusly:
- Protect the wild places of the world from destruction and overuse. Oppose the rampant spread of cities and empires.
- Hunt aberrant monsters and other abominations of nature.
- Do not fear or condemn the savagery of the wild. Live in harmony with the wild.
Before the Dawn War, she was almost considered a sister of Erathis, but after the minotaurs broke away from Erathis, Melora and Kord combined their powers to destroy Ruul, causing discord among Melora and Erathis.
- Tracy Hurley, Channel Divinity: Melora, Dragon Magazine 401