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 well written novel to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Arca' scribed in dark maroon ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Arca's book..


Author: Arca Date: Fri Mar 19 16:37:31 2010 Subject Kender Things (1-1) "Do you think they're really out there?" She asked quietly. The stars shone in the blackened night sky, the moon Solinarii illuminating the white sandy beach where two kender lay side by side with their feet in the water. The waves from Monster Bay lapped gently at the shore, washing little crustaceans onto the sand only to be pulled back into the bay with the ebbing tide. The soft rustling of the beach grass being moved by the warm summer breeze coupled with the sand, still warm from the sun, had lulled both kender into contentment after a busy day of hunting for goatsuckers and fishing. "What are out there?" Arca replied in a sleepy voice. "Those gods that people talk about." Languidly, Arca rolled onto his side, propped his head in his hand and smiled cheerfully at her. "Of course they are, Ribbon." Ribbon pursed her lips and stared thoughtfully at the sky. "I suppose you're right." She said after a short pause. Taking her eyes off the sky, she looked at Arca with a far away look in her eyes. Out of the blue, her arm shot out and punched him in the shoulder. "You should tell me about them!" She exclaimed while hitting him again. Laughing, Arca blocked the next punch and tried to fight back, but was no match for Ribbon's quickness. "Ow! Alright, I'll tell you!" Arca said, swatting away another barrage of fists. Ribbon clapped her hands happily and made a moation for him to go on. "If you look there, " he pointed at a grouping of stars. "That's the constellation of Paladine. He's a shiny dragon, you know!" He paused as Ribbon "oohed" and "ahhed". "And that one there, " Arca traced his finger to a constellation directly across from Paladine's. "That one is Takhisis. She's a meany face." He concluded solemnly. Theatrically, Arca looked around suspiciously before whispering, "I even heard from my uncle Thistletrap she doesn't even like kender!" He paused as Ribbon huffed indignantly and made face towards Takhisis's constellation. "How rude! How could ou not like kender? I mean, just look at us, we're fabulous!" With a final glare at the sky, Ribbon looked at Arca again, her eyes gleaming. "Tell me more, tell me more!" She said excitedly as she punched him again in the shoulder. Arca rubbed his hsoulder in mock pain. "Not if you keep punching me, I won't!" Ribbon's expression suddenly dropped and she sat up, clasping her hands in front of her. "Please!? Please, please, oh please!?" She gave Arca her best puppy dog eyes. Arca grinned and sat up. "Ok, ok. You see those stars over there?" He pointed and Ribbon looked with rapt attention. "That one there is Mishakal..."

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

The Latest Entry

"In Service to Takhisis" by Thiladus, posted on Tue Sep 29 16:13:23 2020.

Many months, maybe even years, had passed for Thiladus in the temple of Takhisis. The temple, he had learned, was a pla(read more)....

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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