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Lurue (pronounced: /ləˈrluh-RUE[1]), also known as the Unicorn Queen or the Queen of Talking Beasts, was a chaotic good[1] archfey[6] who was often worshiped as a goddess of intelligent and talking beasts.[1] She was worshiped by many unicorns, pegasi, and other intelligent non-humanoid creatures, as well as by romantic and swashbuckling adventurers.[citation needed]


Lurue manifested as a beautiful unicorn surrounded by a silvery nimbus, and stood about 10‒15 ft (3‒4.6 m) tall at the shoulder. She could sprout or retract a translucent pair of silvery wings as she so desired.[2]


Although preferring adventure and exploration instead of battle, if forced into a fight she was an intractable foe. Lurue was said to use a unicorn horn as her weapon.[1]


Lurue was often said to be the daughter of Selûne, and believed to be the daughter of Eachthighern as well.[10] She was the elder sister of Yathaghera, the Winged Queen.[10] She served Mielikki as both friend and steed.[10] She was a close ally with other benign nature deities like Shiallia, Gwaeron Windstrom, Nobanion, and Chauntea, and she was loyal to Silvanus.[1][11]

Lurue considered Malar a foe, and the consideration was completely mutual. Lurue blamed the Beast Lord for assisting the Red Wizards of Thay in their creation of the black unicorns. Malar considered Lurue to be prize game deserving of his hunt.[11]


The holy symbol of Lurue.

Main article: Church of Lurue

Priests of Lurue prayed for their spells at midnight, most often in a moonlit glade. They were usually adventurers who traversed the land, seeking to better themselves by experiencing new things and righting wrongs.[1]



Candlekeep Mysteries: "Lore of Lurue"



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. Edited by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric L. Boyd (September 1997). Powers & Pantheons. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-0786906574.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 100. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  4. slade, et al. (April 1996). “Cities & Civilization”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 46. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  5. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Brian R. James (June 2009). “Realmslore: Sarifal”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #376 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61.
  7. 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.
  8. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  9. Hal Maclean (May 2007). “Seven Saintly Domains”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #355 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 26.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Eric L. Boyd (January 1996). “Forgotten Deities: Lurue; Nobanion”. In Duane Maxwell ed. Polyhedron #115 (TSR, Inc.), p. 21.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. Edited by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 102. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.


The Faerûnian Pantheon
Major Deities
AzuthBaneBhaalChaunteaCyricGondHelmIlmaterKelemvorKossuthLathanderLoviatarMaskMielikkiMyrkulMystra (Midnight) • OghmaSelûneSharShaundakulSilvanusSuneTalosTempusTormTymoraTyrUmberleeWaukeen
Other Members
AkadiAurilBeshabaDeneirEldathFinder WyvernspurGaragosGargauthGrumbarGwaeron WindstromHoarIstishiaIyachtu XvimJergalLliiraLurueMalarMililNobanionThe Red KnightSavrasSharessShialliaSiamorpheTalonaTiamatUbtaoUlutiuValkurVelsharoon