Melutar (better known by his title, the Tabura) was the brother of Badger Lord Asheye, who was also known as Ferlon. Melutar was described by Asheye as being his complete opposite. While Asheye was a "bloodwrath" badger, Melutar was wise. When Ferlon traveled to Salamandastron, Melutar stayed behind to look after their aging parents. Some time later, presumably after their parents' death, Melutar adopted Salixa after killing the vermin that enslaved her. She was taken under his tutelage, learning the ways of a Tabura.