Melanius the Scarlet was a Badger Lady of Salamandastron who ruled alongside her brother Snowstripe the Fierce. She, unlike her more peaceful brother, was afflicted with the Bloodwrath. She ruled alongside her brother for a time, until she went questing for adventure. After the adventure, she returned to Salamandastron, where she and her brother ruled the mountain for the rest of their days. She and her brother are the only two Badger Rulers to have a joint leadership. They were eventually succeeded by Lord Hightor.