this woman, a native of the city of Tekar, on the planet Derilyn, was a nurse before the planet was subjugated by the Empire. Her husband was in the city of Paran when it was destroyed, and Melodia was widowed by the war. She was forced to raise her son alone, but he eventually grew up and got married. Unfortunately, both the son and his wife were also members of Derilyn's resistance movement, and both were killed by Imperial troops. Melodia found herself the guardian of her two grandchildren, but she no longer could ignore the threat of the Empire. She became Tekar's foremost rebel leader during the Imperial occupation of Derilyn.