Thrones of Dust
Avandra, Melora and Ravana (the Raven Queen) are often represented as a trio, especially in the combined traditions of the Idrin, Eladrin and Aveldrin that makes up the mythology of Tir’Heth. They are a deified coven who weave the strands of fate, life and death, whos eyes can part the veil of time, peering into the past and the future.
Avandra the maiden, Melora the mother, and Ravana the crone. Ravana, who speaks with all the voices of the past. Melora, who embraces all life of the present. Avandra, who looks ever eagerly towards the future. Most people only dedicate themselves to the faith of one of the three, but almost always pay respect to other two as well. Some are even clerics of The Three, seeking the blessings of Fate, Life and Death.
Avandra the Maiden, Who Looks to the Future
The god of the future, Avandra delights in freedom, trade, travel, adventure, and the frontier. She is a goddess of luck, though she is incredibly fickle. She smiles on those that fight their fate, which puts her at odds with Ravana. Those who curry her favor, seeking her luck, find themselves abandoned at the worst possible moment, yet those who have lost all hope can have a sudden, miraculous turn of fortune. It does not pay to anticipate Avandra.
Melora the Mother, the Everlasting Mother of All
Melora is the god of the wilderness and the sea. She is both the wild beast and the peaceful forest. She is a symbol of endurance and strength, of emotion and raw, unbridled vitality. She is also worshiped as a goddess of fertility, as the patron of motherhood, and the guardian of families.
Melora is the evolution of the animist mythology of the Idrin. When the majority of the wood elf tribes were assimilated during the The Elven Wars, the traditions were altered by the Eladrin and Aveldrin to create a more solid link with the Idrin.
Ravana the Crone, Who Speaks With the Voices of the Dead
Ravana, known as the Queen of Ravens, is the spinner of fate and the patron of winter. Her domain is one of death and destiny. She marks the end of each mortal life, and mourners call upon her during funeral rites.
- Look to the past for guidance.
- Look to the present for strength.
- Look to the future for hope.
- Embrace all aspects of life.
- All life has a beginning, and an end.
- Do not stand in the way of the destiny of another.
- Heed the warnings, the prophecies, the signs.
- A single person can change the world.
- All must come to an end.
- Suffer not the Deathless, the Tyrant, the Aberration.