Rise of Nations
Don't Call Her a River Mermaid
Melianse makes her home in an unusually beautiful pool along a sharp bend of the Skunk River. The water is sweet and pure here, dotted with lily pads and shaded by willow trees that trail their leaves in the gentle current. Playful and flighty, Melianse likes to entice passing travelers to frolic in the water with her, using song and her not inconsiderable persuasive charm to lure them in. She usually means no harm, however, and releases them after a pleasant afternoon or two spent in her company. Despite her capricious nature, she considers herself a guardian of the region’s waterways and can travel up and down the various rivers as she pleases.