Luna/Lore

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Luna minimap icon.png Luna, the Moon Rider
How had she been reduced to this? She was once the Scourge of the Plains, a merciless leader of men and beasts, and able to sow terror wherever she dared. Now she was far from her homeland, driven half mad from starvation and months of wandering, her army long dead or worse. As she stood at the edge of an ancient forest, a pair of glowing eyes spied on from an elder branch. Something beautiful and deadly sought a meal in the wilting dusk. Without a sound, it turned and left. Fury overtook her. Clutching a rust-eaten dagger, she charged after the beast determined to reclaim even a shred of her past glory, but her quarry would not be caught. Three times she cornered the creature among the rocks and trees, and three times she pounced only to witness its fading shadow darting further into the woods. Yet the full moon shone brightly, and the creature's trail was easy to follow. Arriving in a clearing atop a high hill, the beast's massive feline form sat in the open, attentive and waiting. When the woman brandished her dagger, the creature reared and roared and charged. Death, it seemed, had come for her at long last in this strange place. She stood, calm and ready. A flash of movement, and the beast snatched the dagger from her hand before vanishing into the forest. Stillness. Hooded figures approached. In reverent tones they revealed that Selemene, Goddess of the Moon, had chosen her, had guided her, had tested her. Unwittingly she had endured the sacred rites of the Dark Moon, warriors of the Nightsilver Woods. She was offered a choice: join the Dark Moon and pledge herself to the service of Selemene, or leave and never return. She did not hesitate. Embracing her absolution, she renounced her bloody past, and took up a new mantle as Luna of the Dark Moon, the dreaded Moon Rider, ruthless and ever-loyal guardian of the Nightsilver Woods.
Luna
Associated with
Heroes:Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana
Factions:Dark Moon Order
Places:Nightsilver Woods
Shrine of Selemene
Temple of Mene
Gods:Selemene
Characters:Nova
Lunar Moth
Species:Felmoth
Other Lore:Dark Moon
Moonsilver
Glossamar
  • Luna's mount is Nova.
  • Luna belongs to, and owns a relic of the Dark Moon Order, a group of warriors in service of Selemene. It was crafted from a lunar shard that fell from the skies.[1]
  • Like other members of her order, Luna is likely familiar with the Temple of Mene, and serves in its defense against the Dark Moon Horde.[2]
  • Luna has a reputation for being cold hearted.[3]
  • Judging from their lore and dialogue, Luna and Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana are both affiliated, with Mirana bearing a higher royalty than her, something Luna seems to resent.

Relationships[edit]

Pudge once insulted Luna's mount, but has since apologized.[4]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Luna

  • Play Bloodseeker minimap icon.png r Ah, you have a reputation for bloodlust, Luna.
  • Play Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png r Dear Luna, tis the moon that reflects your light.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png r I like your mount.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png r Luna, come. We hunt!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Hey Luna, nice wolf.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r We should go on a moonlit walk sometime. You know, after we kill a whole lot of people.

Enemies killing Luna

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png Pity, I had hoped you would live to see Nightsilver burn.
  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png You die defending what is already ash.
  • Play Chaos Knight minimap icon.png You call that a horse?
  • Play Chaos Knight minimap icon.png That is an ugly horse you ride.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Don't quit your day job, Luna.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Oh good, some genuine cat gut.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png So ends the Scourge of the Plains.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png Luna, haven't you got better things to do?
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png I expected more from you, Luna.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png Hold your ambitions, Luna.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png Selemene trusted in you. I did not.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png Luna, you shouldn't get catty.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Your pet can't help you Luna!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You brought this on yourself!
  • Play Night Stalker minimap icon.png Luna, the moon favors me.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png You ride no more.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png All thieves hate the moon.

Enemies dying to Luna

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r We blunder in a moonless night. The light of foresight has been eclipsed.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png I will tear you from your saddle!

References[edit]

  1. Moonfall description.
  2. Dark Moon lore.
  3. Luna response: Play And they call me cold hearted...
  4. Feast of Abscession response: Play Sorry I said mean things about your cat.