The Skies of Velaris
Melora is the embodiment of the element of water and the goddess of the Sea, which is the source of life, growth, death, and change – as well as emotion, sexuality, and changeability. The lay people who worship her devote themselves to the development of renewable energy and sea-farming, while the ecclesiastics are responsible for the rituals that preserve the cyclic lives of sentient beings.
Worshippers do not address prayers to Melora, but display what others find an unsettling detachment or stoicism. The flow of events is the effect of their fickle goddess and they accept and channel the energy of change. Ecclesiastics of Melora similarly display little interest in evangelism, since all living creatures are subject to the laws of their goddess.
Because of her association with changeability and fertility, Melora’s worshippers tend to be female. The races that tend towards her are those with matrilineal or matriarchal social structures, like the Drow.