Luclin is the Mistress of Shadows. When the various gods
and goddesses of the pantheon came to Norrath
, making pacts to control territories and creating life, Luclin watched from the shadows. She watched the meetings between the gods and the subsequent bickering and battling, yet she remained silent. Luclin decided to claim one of Norrath's moons for herself. This barren, ringed moon would be named after her, and much like the goddess herself, it remained hidden from view. Luclin enveloped her moon in shadows she called The Veil, which kept its existence unknown by any who lived on the surface of Norrath. It is said that Luclin could only be seen by mortals from the Plane of Sky. On her forgotten satellite, she created various creatures and races of people to inhabit it, most notably the Akheva. Throughout history, various Norrathian races have found their way to Luclin's moon. Astronomers show records of Luclin being visible for short windows of time once every few centuries. Some, such as the Shissar, came to escape extinction
. Some, such as the Combine Empire, came to escape persecution. And some, such as the Kerrans
, arrived not by choice, but as a result of happenstance as casualties of a civil war
between the Erudites
During the Age of Turmoil
, powerful wizards
known as scions rediscovered the means of teleportation
that the Combine Empire used to travel to Luclin so many centuries ago. Through the use of the great spires found on each continent of Norrath
, they were able to translocate anyone who wished to explore the once hidden moon. More importantly, these scions had control over The Nexus within the moon's core allowing travelers to freely teleport back to Norrath; a luxury the Combine Empire did not have. The influx of visitors beginning with the Shissar and up to the adventurers during the Age of Turmoil only angered Luclin and her creations.
The moon of Luclin is tidally locked with Norrath
, meaning that one half is in permanent daylight and the other in eternal darkness. In the year 3711, a catastrophic event known as The Shattering changed the ringed moon and Norrath forever. Luclin's world fell out of orbit and ripped apart. The pieces were propelled outward by the explosion
and some were caught by Norrath's gravity and pulled into the atmosphere. The results were catastrophic. Massive chunks of the ringed moon crashed into the lands and seas of the world, causing intense earthquakes and tidal waves and even shattering the tectonic plates beneath the surface of the land. The surface of Norrath was changed forever by this near-apocalyptic event. Much of Antonica was broken into smaller islands, while continents like Faydwer and Kunark were moved and lost. Luclin's moon was no more, and thus began the Age of Destiny
In most lore, Luclin is said to be short in stature, less than five feet tall. She is depicted as a thin, athletic woman with stark black skin. Her cropped gray hair features long side locks
that extend to her waist. Her silver eyes shine without pupils
and she wears black and gray robes
, which bare her stomach
. Shadows are said to swirl around her wrapped feet constantly. Luclin carries a platinum staff
in her left hand, which is capped with two scultped hands that cup a black orb with an iridescent sheen. Other than appearing to Lcea Katta of the Combine Empire in a dream, there is no recorded account of any mortal witnessing Luclin's presence.
Among the Pantheon
Following the destruction of her moon, Luclin is one of many gods who have yet to return to Norrath
during the Age of Turmoil. Considering that she never cared for Norrath in the slightest, it would be hard to believe she will ever return to this part of the universe. It is believed she still resides in the Plane of Shadows, though none have ever been there.