Who are we?
The Melody are a religious organisation composed of Shal’dorei dedicated to the preservation of the faith in their Mother Moon, Elune, and the reverance of her prophet Haidene. Our members are Priestesses and Acolytes of Elune and their guardsmen - we are focused primarily on the spiritual lives of these devout individuals.
The organisation, whilst of course religious, is not the only focus of the guild. The devout within the guild shall travel from land to land to aid with the spreading of Mother Moon’s light; be it aiding others, cleansing corruption or hosting ceremonies across Azeroth.
The Melody have a strenuous bond with their former kin, and though they do try to find common ground with the Kaldorei when they can they are unashamed of their loyalty to Suramar, operating openly as menders of the Horde, offering their goddess’ light to those who their counsins openly scorn.
Nearly all of the Melody’s Priestesses are surviving members of the Sisterhood of Elune from before the Sundering, they have dedicated their lives to recreating the ancient order in the modern complexities of Suramar, adjusting practises and rites to be appropriate for a city locked away from civilisation for ten thousand years.
The organisation was originally founded by the late Lord Zarival Songstrand for the purpose of acting as a way for Elune’s devout within Shal’dorei society to congregate. However following his departure, and eventual death, the Melody has been overseen by Priestess Erena Lunarglade, who took the title of Matron and heavily reformed the order. She ruled a return to tradition, banning the controversial tolerance of Male Priests and cemented the ideals of Haidene as the Goddess’ speaker & claiming Whisperwind a false prophet.
The Melody serves as a collective of menders and scholars, offering their skills as healers and lunar blessings of war to any Horde group that will accept them, permitting they do not pervert nature or fight against their values. Since the rebellion, however, Erena has saught to widen diplomatic talks with Kaldorei orders who do not embrace the Black Moon.
Ten thousand years without an active Speaker of the Goddess has bred a more insular approach to worship. The Melody believe that the Kaldorei leader does not hold a legitimate claim to the title of High Priestess and that Haidene should be revered as the true Handmaiden of Elune in absense of a “true” speaker.
The Melody also disavow the Black Moon Kaldorei as heretics, believing it to not only be a move by Tyrande to steal the Goddess’ power but also to be a disturbance of the balance of mother moon as favouring one side of the Goddess over the others is to deny her truth.
The ‘Matron’ is the leader of the organisation. - This is currently held by the Priestess “Erena Lunarglade”. The role of the Matron is to keep everything at peace within the organisation, host ceremonies, prayers and lessons - whilst also focusing on communication within her own order and other allied orders.
The ‘Handmaiden’ within the guild is quite simply an officer role. They function as both advisers to the leader, and to all other ranks within the guild. The Handmaiden is one the others may trust and seek for advice and aid in day-to-day life. During times of battle, they may also be looked to for leadership, during the Matron’s absence.
The ‘Priestess’ serves as a pinnacle of faith within the guild. Just as in ancient Kaldorei culture, the Priestesses are very well respected members within the order. These pillars of wisdom are among the most pious and devoted in the Order. This rank is for, as one can guess, Priestesses of Elune.
The ‘Lunar Guard’ is an important role, especially whilst we are out from the safety of Falaanar temple. The Lunar Guard is composed of our devout males and females who desire to protect the order and have demonstrated their reliability. They will be the protectors in combat and the true backbone to helping the order in more dangerous scenarios.
The ‘Scholar’ - Our lorekeepers, are tasked with the recovery of ancient knowledge about the ways of Elune and the history behind her worship, they serve as both students and teachers of our ways. They are often accompanied by our Lunar Guard as their role usually keeps them out of combat.
The ‘Devout’ within this order, may not be a Priestess, nor a guard. Merely individuals whom worship Mother Moon, who wish to aid the order. - They may be arcanists, seeking to provide knowledge and transportation to the Moonlight Melody, or potentially Tauren druids, who seeks to heal and aid with the spread of the ancient faith. This is our most open rank.
The ‘Serf’ fulfills the manual labour duties within the order. They are responsible for maintaining inventory, doing repairs, setting up camps and overseeing the priestesses and guardsmen have necessary supplies when the Melody moves to assist people outside of Suramar.
The ‘Postulant’. This rank is quite simply for new joiners, especially those who wish to serve as devouts or temple guards. During this time they will attend ceremonies, prayers, and aid the order - thus proving them self to the order and Elune so that they may soon become a fully-fledged member.
Event Style: Our events are to be held in a myriad of styles. Varying from religious ceremonies and lessons for Acolytes and Priestesses / Priests, to venturing out into the wilds, cleansing corruption and helping locals in the different areas we travel.
There will be periods where the guild may also aid other different guilds with campaigns and events, working as healers and protectors alongside them. We work to bring faith and support to the community.
How to Join: To join, get in contact with any online guild member, they can easily direct you to an officers discord or an officer, if they’re online. From there an OOC interview will be conducted to ensure you feel the guild is right for you, and then an IC interview will take place, commonly at the current temple we reside at.
Recruiting Officers: Erena Lunarglade & Estalar Darkwarden
Who can Join? Whilst the guild is of course prominently Shal’dorei, due to religious reasons, other races will be considered on a case by case scenario, if they prove truly fitting to the guild’s ideals and religion. An example may be that of a Tauren druid. Any roles that are considered ‘heretical’ will not be accepted, E.G - Fel Users, Void Users and Death Knights.
Uniform: Whilst there is no official uniform for usual events and the like, we have ceremonial uniforms that members will be expected to wear during religious events, such as sermons. Uniforms vary dependent on rank; each respective attire can be found upon our Discord. But worry not, outside of events, no uniform is required - merely look presentable and logical for the role your character presents.
Further Questions? Should you have any further questions, by all means, contact us in game or leave a question down below, we will ensure to get in touch, ASAP.