Selune

Selûne Basic information Title(s) Our Lady of Silver The Moonmaiden Symbol Pair of female eyes surrounded by seven silver stars[1] Aspect(s) Sehanine Moonbow[2] Power level Greater deity  Formerly: Intermediate deity Influence Dominion Gates of the Moon Area(s) of Interest Moon Portfolio Non-evil lycanthropes  Navigation  Questers  Stars  Wanderers Domains Arcana, Change, Moon[3]  Formerly: Chaos, Good, Moon, Protection, Travel Worshipers Worshipers Female spellcasters, good and neutral lycanthropes, navigators, Sun Soul monks, and sailors Worshiper alignments LG	NG	CG LN	N	CN LE	NE	CE Favored weapon Rod of Four Moons (heavy mace) Channel divinity prayer Eyes of Selûne Rules information Alignment Chaotic goodSelûne (pronounced seh-LOON-ay4), also known as Our Lady of Silver and the Moonmaiden, was the goddess of the moon. She was also venerated in Faerûn as a goddess of light, stars, navigation, navigators, wanderers, questers, and goodly lycanthropes.5

 

Relationships


The Zakharan deity Selan was a moon goddess that shared a similar name and outlook with Selûne, but had a somewhat different area of interest, namely beauty.7Thus the connection between the two remains a mystery.

 

Worshipers


Selûne's clerics were a very diverse group, including sailors, non-evil lycanthropes, mystics, and female spellcasters. Her church's main objective was to fight evil lycanthropes and summon the Shards, blue-haired female planetar servants of Selûne, to battle the minions of her archnemesis and twin, Shar. The temple also performed fortune-telling, healing, and practiced self-reliance and humility.[citation needed]

Followers of the Moonmaiden would often set bowls of milk, a sacred fluid, outside on nights when the moon was full.8

 

Orders

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Swords of the Lady

One order of fanatic Selûnites was known as the Swords of the Lady, who were often referred to colloquially as the "Lunatics". Its members were led by a few Selûnite crusaders who tended to act rapidly in response to threats from Shar and her priesthood, although their behavior was often viewed as bizarre by the public at large.[citation needed]

Oracles of the Moon

The Oracles of the Moon were a group of female diviners who worshiped the Night White Lady. They performed fortune-telling rituals and were some of the highest bards and priests in the faith.[citation needed]

Silverstars

Operating mainly in the North, especially Icewind Dale, these priests and priestesses were dedicated to protecting the vulnerable. Gifted Silverstars were normally gifted with a Moonblade, which had special properties to harm those who were evil.[citation needed]

 


Heresies


Those who believed in the Dark Moon heresy held that Selûne and Shar were two faces of the same goddess.9

 

 

 

References

  1. ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. ↑ Logan Bonner (August, 2009). “Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #378 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37.
  3. ↑ Logan Bonner (August, 2009). “Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #378 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32.
  4. ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 248. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55–58. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  6. ↑ Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 141. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  7. ↑ Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 51. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  8. ↑ Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  9. ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.

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Selune

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