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 heavy leather-bound book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Clavius' scribed in dull green ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Clavius's book..

Author: Clavius Date: Fri Jan 7 13:51:57 2011 Subject The Companionship Begins I'd been drawn into this conversation by a curious kender. No one else would sit with me and share a meal, I guess the stench and dishevelled appearance put them off but then it was meant to. "I never knew my mother, I'd always wanted to but my old man wouldn't tell me anything about her," I found myself saying to the curious young fellow who's bought me a plate of food with the money from a purse he'd picked from a merchant sitting in the fancier half of the Inn. I was still to learn his name, as he seemed much more interested in me than I was in him but you don't turn down a plate of food from a stranger when your stomach is rumbling and your strength sapped from days on the road running from something. "Hey imagine that, not knowing anything about your mother. I don't know how Pa would have raised all 8 of us in his own." said the kender incredulously before I cut him off. "Well I knew my human mother and my seven brothers and sisters but Pa just wouldn't talk about my real mother. Everyone in town would pelt me with rotten vegetables when I tried to play with my brothers friends and chase me away with sticks when I tried to play with my sisters friends." "Oh is that all. I get chased out of villages and towns almost week now. It's as if someone has spread malicious rumours about me and my kin. Why just the other day they accused me of stealing this pair of glasses" he produces a very strange pair of glasses with multiple folding lenses "and before I could explain that they were just lying around in a desk. Before I could make a run for it they had nasty smelly fishing nets thrown over me and I was hauled off to this dank dark room where I was left to rot. Good thing they didn't search me very well as I still had my hair pins in and as soon as I'd collected my travelling bag I was out of that nasty place." "I just wish I knew more about her but when I was old enough to fend for myself I was forced to flee the village I grew up in and since then I've lived of the land travelling where ever my legs take me." "Hey that sounds like wanderlust to me. So Clavius why dont the two of travel together for a while?" His look of delight was contagious and it was strange how at that moment the merchant at the other table started looking for his money bag. He seemed to have chosen a table at the window and with our food already eaten and paid for he grabbed his bag a quickly exited through it. Not wanting to cause too many problems for the merchant I left his money pouch on the table and joined my companion who was already making a hasty retreat towards the main road.

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