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 book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Kiania' scribed in dull orange ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Kiania's book..


Author: Kiania Date: Fri Oct 5 17:32:08 2007 Subject [FWD] Kiania background [FWD Note] - [ 69] Kiania: Kiania background [FWD Date] - Tue Oct 2 21:17:23 2007 [FWD To ] - all [Original to:] mercenary [FWD List] - story Kiania stares at the setting sun and quietly cries to herself. With no rain for months, the time had finally come to leave her home. She looks down one more time at the barren field, that was once a bountiful garden. Kiania stares up at the sky and speaks in a clear voice, "My home is forsaken, the seeds are gathered, a new path I will seek." She grabs a large pouch of seed and begins her walk down a dusty road. Stomach rumbling, Kiania quickens her pace in search of food. In the distance she hears a piercing howl, and it can only mean trouble. "If I get out of this alive, I'll plant the most wonderful garden." *Crunch* *Crunch* High up in a tree, a dark form is crunching on a bone and staring down at Kiania. Goosebumps begin to form on Kiana's arms and she starts to run at full speed away from the grotesque being. **CRUNCH** Kiania heard that final crunch and then everything faded to black. She's limp, barely breathing, and the attacker moves in for the kill. The beast opens it's mouth wide, it's sharpened teeth ready for a bite. By her side, a bag begins to shake and glow. The creature is startled and quickly runs off, leaving Kiania to bleed alone. Several hours later, she awakes to pain, cold and hunger. But she is alive. "My body is beaten, the memory is planted, revenge I will seek."

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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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