The Song of Selune is a children's bedtime story about the goddess Selune.
The Main Story
The story begins with the goddess getting tired of life in her own plane. She "borrowed" a wand of great power from a god known only as "her father." Using the wand she travels to a far away plane with a forbidding blood moon. She is smitten by an mysterious and attractive fighter. The stranger tricked her into transporting him and his followers to Faerun. He then revealed his true form, he was Imgig Zu. He and his people were hideous monsters now capable (and with the intention) of killing the deceived goddess. Fortunately help arrived in the form of a young wizard. While the wizard was not powerful enough to defeat the the monsters, he was capable of causing enough confusion and chaos so Selune could escape. The goddess, now freed from her subjugation, uses the only thing she has left - her life force. Draining her life force away she imprisons the monsters inside a gigantic Moonstone. Yet, the price of victory was great. By using her life force, Selune weakened herself and sacrificed her youthful vitality and beauty. She left the gem known as the Eye of Selune, with the young mage who rescued her for safe keeping.
The story has a few alternate endings.
- Selune goes back home, and brings the young mage as well
- Selune dies because of her sacrifice, but she is resurrected come the next full moon.
- The young mage loves her, but she rejects his advances because she is no longer young or beautiful.
2. Michael Fleisher, Jan Duursema (May 2011) Dungeons & Dragons Classics, Vol. 1: The Secret of Selune’s Eye, p. 81 DC Comics, IDW Publishing, ISBN 13: 978-1-60010-895-2