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The '''Song of Selune''' is a children's bedtime story about the goddess [[Selune]].
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The '''Song of Selûne''' was a legend about the goddess [[Selûne]] the Moonmaiden.
   
==The Main Story==
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==The story==
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The story began with Selûne growing tired of life in her own plane. Thus she "borrowed" a wand of great power from a god known only as "her father" and, using the wand, she traveled to a far-away [[plane]] with a forbidding blood moon.
   
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 ''[[Selûne's Eye]]'', with the young mage who rescued her for safe keeping.
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There, she was smitten by a mysterious and attractive fighter. The stranger tricked her into transporting him and his followers to [[Faerun]], and then he revealed his true form—he was the monstrous [[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]]. Although the wizard was not powerful enough to defeat the monsters, he was capable of causing enough confusion and chaos that Selûne could escape.
   
==Alternate endings==
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The goddess, now freed from her subjugation, used the only thing she had left: her own life force. Draining her life force away, she imprisoned the monsters inside a gigantic [[moonstone]]. However, the price of victory was great. By using her life force, Selûne weakened herself and sacrificed her youthful vitality and beauty. She left the gem, now known as ''[[Selûne's Eye]]'', with the young mage who'd rescued her for safe keeping.
   
The story has a few alternate endings.
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The story had a few alternate endings:
* Selune goes back home, and brings the young mage as well
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* Selûne went back to her home, and brought the young mage with her.
* Selune dies because of her sacrifice, but she is resurrected come the next full moon.
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* Selûne died because of her sacrifice, but 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.
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* The young mage loved her, but she rejected his advances because she was no longer young or beautiful.
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==History==
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[[Luna]], proprietress of the [[Selûne's Smile]] inn in [[Waterdeep]], and in truth the goddess Selûne herself, told the tale as a bedtime story for [[Conner]]'s son in [[1357 DR]]. Events proved the tale to be almost entirely true, as [[Imgig Zu]] sought to release his people from the ''[[Selûne's Eye]]'' gem.<ref>{{Cite comic/Dungeons & Dragons Classics, Vol. 1|63–65, 81}}</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
1. Michael Fleisher, Jan Duursema (May 2011) [[Dungeons & Dragons Classics, Vol. 1]]: [[The Secret of Selûne's Eye]], p. 63-65 DC Comics, IDW Publishing, ISBN 13: 978-1-60010-895-2
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Revision as of 08:33, June 29, 2014

The Song of Selûne was a legend about the goddess Selûne the Moonmaiden.

The story

The story began with Selûne growing tired of life in her own plane. Thus she "borrowed" a wand of great power from a god known only as "her father" and, using the wand, she traveled to a far-away plane with a forbidding blood moon.

There, she was smitten by a mysterious and attractive fighter. The stranger tricked her into transporting him and his followers to Faerun, and then he revealed his true form—he was the monstrous 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. Although the wizard was not powerful enough to defeat the monsters, he was capable of causing enough confusion and chaos that Selûne could escape.

The goddess, now freed from her subjugation, used the only thing she had left: her own life force. Draining her life force away, she imprisoned the monsters inside a gigantic moonstone. However, the price of victory was great. By using her life force, Selûne weakened herself and sacrificed her youthful vitality and beauty. She left the gem, now known as Selûne's Eye, with the young mage who'd rescued her for safe keeping.

The story had a few alternate endings:

  • Selûne went back to her home, and brought the young mage with her.
  • Selûne died because of her sacrifice, but is resurrected come the next full moon.
  • The young mage loved her, but she rejected his advances because she was no longer young or beautiful.

History

Luna, proprietress of the Selûne's Smile inn in Waterdeep, and in truth the goddess Selûne herself, told the tale as a bedtime story for Conner's son in 1357 DR. Events proved the tale to be almost entirely true, as Imgig Zu sought to release his people from the Selûne's Eye gem.[1]

References

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