Lucy Lawless



Lucy Lawless "Goldmoon"
Dragonlance Animated Movie
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Due for Release
Autumn 2007


Lucy Lawless - Goldmoon
Dragonlance Movie
Animated Movie

Goldmoon riding a pegasus on her way to Xak Tsaroth.
Illustration by Clyde Caldwell.

The following information is from Wikipedi

Goldmoon (also known as Goldmoon of the Que Shu tribe or just Goldmoon of the Que Shu) is a fictional character from the Dragonlance fantasy series of novels and role playing games, originally published by TSR, Inc. and later by Wizards of the Coast.

Introduced in the first book of the original Chronicles Trilogy, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman in 1984, Goldmoon has became a recurring character for over 16 years in multiple Dragonlance novels and series, as either a protagonist or a support character.

As with the other protagonists of the trilogy, Goldmoon first appearance was during a tabletop role-playing game session in which Tracy and Laura Hickman, Margaret Weis and Terry Phillips between others, set up the basic storyline of Dragonlance.

According to Patrick Lucien Price, author of the "Bertrem's essay on numerology" section, published in Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (1987), Goldmoon was designed to be a female barbarian, who was kind, understanding, loved to travel, advising, and taking care of other people. Gifted with a good voice, she finds pleasure in singing. As a high profile member of her community, she is a natural speaker, able to inspire others to reach for their own goals.[2]

The Dragonlance novels do not cover Goldmoon's childhood, however through official timelines and biographies her birth date, February 5, 322 A.C., her parents, Arrowthorn, Chieftain of the Que Shu—a tribe located in Central Abanasinia plains, a desolated area in the northern area of Ansalon in the fictional world of Krynn—and Tearsong, the high priestess of the tribe, and her position as princess of the tribe and next high priestess, are known. In addition, a first childhood love in the barbarian Hollow-sky is discovered, although, interested in the art of war, did not acknowledge her and, once adult, only considered her a prize.[3]

The short story "Heart of Goldmoon", written by Laura Hickman and Kate Novak and published in the Love and War (1987) recompilation, gives insight about her life after her mother died explaining that, as the Que Shu community is built around the figure of a high priestess, whoever marries her becomes Chieftain of the tribe, with the first daughter of the couple becoming the next priestess.

The focus of the story is the travel Goldmoon must do to the Hall of the Sleeping Spirits, the place where the tombs of her ancestors are kept, to commune with their spirits in order to become the high priestess of the tribe. The travel ends with the confirmation of the love between Goldmoon and Riverwind, and the meeting between Goldmoon and Tearsong's spirit, in which Goldmoon is taught about the truth of the ancient gods and is given a task in the name of Mishakal, goddess of healing and known as the Great Healer at that point in the story, which she fulfills.[5] At the end of the short story it is stated that Riverwind will be taking the Courting quest, a task he must finish before being able to marry her.

Paul B. Thompson and Tonya C. Cook explain this quest in the novel Riverwind the Plainsman (1990), from the Tales series, where he succeeded in bringing back a Blue Crystal Staff, proof that the ancient gods existed.[6]

In Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984), Weis and Hickman, through Goldmoon, explain that the tribe did not accept the staff as a proof and, moments before the tribe stoned him, Goldmoon embraced his lover, and as a blue-tinted light coming from the Blue Crystal staff surrounded them, they vanished from the village.[7] Appearing just outside the city of Solace, they decided to travel, looking for someone who could tell them more about the staff, marking the proper beginning of the Chronicles trilogy.

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