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 small leaflet to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Ashea' scribed in rich green ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Ashea's book..


Author: Ashea Date: Sat Dec 6 18:36:53 2008 Subject A fiery beginning The nightfall descended stealthily upon the spired towers of Silvanost. A single candle remained lit in the chambers of the House Lorendien at this late hour. A young elven apprentice by the name of Ashea was busy packing his belongings for a lengthy trip to the place of his dreams -- the High Tower of Sorcery. Every decade or so, the esteemed House found it fit to release one of its own to learn the ways of magic such that the chosen one may return to lead the House in the future. Needless to say, only the best were annointed and Ashea fully expected that it would be his honor this time around. He had worked hard for this grand appointment. The young Ashea crept out of his room with his crumpled linen backpack and walked briskly to his father's chambers. The announcement will be made any time now and he wanted to be ready for it. He knelt beside the door of the chambers and waited with great trepidation. Eighty whole years of endless study has finally met its fruition. "Talen, first-born of Oriel, you are summoned as the 104th representive of the House Lorendien to the High Tower of Sorcery," a passionless voice boomed through the hallways. Ashea's eyes first widened with surprise, which slowly descended to unbridled hurt and hate. He knew that his father favoured his first-born over him, but to this extent? Talen could hardly muster an armor spell without bleeding out of his nose, much less ascend in the complexities of the higher arcane. He watched with teary eyes as his father appeared out of his chambers with a smug Talen, a backpack embroidered with the coat of arms of the House slung neatly over his shoulder. They have been expecting this. It was planned way before this day. Fuming with anger and blinded with his depthless disappointment, Ashea reached out his hand and grabbed his elder brother, meaning to render a forceful uppercut. But the magic that Ashea once controlled so diligently no longer had a sober master. Talen and Oriel of the House Lorendien caught fire as quickly as a dry bush. Through the chaos and the painful screams, Ashea grabbed Talen's backpack and the sealed letter addressed to the High Tower of Sorcery and took flight. An invisibility spell and a conjuring of magical haste. Ashea left quickly into the night. --- That was the situation as it was five years ago and I still search for the High Tower amongst the lonely vallenwoods. My hands carress the now faded seal on the letter I once stole and... is that an opening in the woods I see? I smile wryly to myself and stepped in. They have found me.

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He states simply 'You might start with that one.. or you could take a look at the latest story..'

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The Storytellers of Ansalon, The DragonLance MUD

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

Aard
Acaydon
Ace
Adon
Adrios
Aedon
Aelroth
Aesil
Aeveryja
Agathon
Ahlonna
Ahmaria
Aikanero
Ainuna
Ajantis
Aldren
Aldruhn
Alenth
Alexander

Alexandros
Alinoria
Aliquin
Aliran
Alonsen
Altarath
Amaddocks
Amsel
Amyrei
Anatole
Andoren
Androkles
Aneys
Ansiau
Anu
Anze
Aragond
Aramynia
Arauko

Arca
Arcisul
Ardor
Arduron
Arelas
Argen
Argond
Aric
Arikaih
Aros
Arthas
Artos
Arvail
Ashea
Ashton
Aslewaen
Astea
Atael
Athin

Athkanar
Attilas
Aurel
Aurelis
Aurius
Auschmal
Austin
Autumnstar
Axz
Ayasana
Ayuar
Azatoth
Azel
Aziyomo
Azriel
Azumi

Astinus says 'There are 73 authors starting with the letter A who have stories in the Palanthas library.'
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