Haven: The Rise and Fall
Melora Unaligned God Gender: female Domain: Life, Sea, Wilderness
Melora is the god of the wilderness and the sea. She is both the wild beast and the peaceful forest, the raging whirlpool and the quiet desert. Rangers, hunters, and elves revere her, and sailors make offerings to her before beginning their voyages. Her strictures are these: 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 nature. Live in harmony with the wild.
When the gods lost their connection to the old world they lost the connection to many of their followers. The loss was felt most by Melora, the seas and oceans her followers onced called home were lost to her and the narrow seas of Haven were all that was left. Melora grew angry and wrecked havoc on the what seas she could. She let loose all forms of watery beasts into the seas. Travel between the continents was almost impossible for 1000 years. Shepard beseeched her to let go of her wrath and leave the seas to peace. She abided his request and calmed the edge most waters, though the channels between the continents she still took out her vengeance. So with the channels open around Haven Shepard was pleased.
So now the channels between Haven’s continents are her domain, sailors fear it more then anything else, and in the center of Haven, the ocean in the middle of it all holds the Great Maelstrom the size of a small island from which Melora unleashes her creatures unto the seas. The oceans is in constant flux, and is only calm once every one thousand years during a time called The Calming in which Melora rests. This leaves the waters calm for a short period of time, usually ten to twenty years