The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a worn tome to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Tamgellin' scribed in vibrant green ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Tamgellin's book..


Author: Tamgellin Date: Wed Jul 15 06:51:03 2009 Subject Arriving Looking up briefly at the blazing sun riding high in a cloudless sky the tall figured squinted against the glare slightly then lowered his gaze to take in the view ahead. It was far larger and more impressive than he had thought it would but of course his father had been right when he said the Harbour of Palanthas was enormous. Impossible to take in with one look, ships lay at anchor at a multitude of piers and dockworkers scurried about, participants in an intricate mercantile dance that brought vitality to the enormous population of the Lord's City. As the ship pulled up to the dock and was secured Tamgellin wondered what the future held then shrugged at the thought. Knowing the future would only take the interest out of it he supposed and make life very dull indeed. All that mattered was that he was on his own for the first time. Away from his father, his House with its retainers, servants, allies and enemies. For now at least he was his own master, able to carve his own path, succeedor fail on his own merrits and by his own swordarm. As the ship bumped gently into the dock he nodded to himself and smiled slightly. His task was simple. Someday he would be master of his House and his father thought it wise for Tam to see the world before power could force him to remain at home. As annoying as it was to admit that his father could be right it was a good idea, he had to agree. As he trod heavily down the gangplank and onto land again Tam lifted his head proudly and headed for the gate. As he walked under the massive stone arch he had the distinct feeling that a door had opened before him and his story from here on decided on which way he went. With a grim smile he went the only way he could ... forward.

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Astinus points to the massive wall of books behind him and bids you to make a selection.


Authors: All|A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

Astinus sighs as he recants 'We saved 834 books from Ansalon from before the great Cataclysm through today.'
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