Respect your prey.” It’s not just a random string of words. It’s a law written in our animal hearts, given form by our human mouths. We are better than wolves, because we can overcome our instincts. We are better than humans, because we don’t have to kill when there’s no need. So let the girl go, or you answer to me.
The half moon hangs in balance, and balance is Luna’s gift to the Elodoth. Those who Change under the half moon are touched with duality, drawing strength from that dichotomy. The Elodoth are judges and executioners, able to weigh both sides of any argument and ideally suited to act as voice of the law. They are also envoys to the spirit world, able to meet spirits halfway and negotiate with them.