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 thread-bare book bound in cloth to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Estaril' scribed in faded orange ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Estaril's book..

Author: Estaril Date: Sun Mar 5 21:00:11 2023 Subject The Journey

The forest was burning. The flames leapt up around Estaril consuming flora and fauna alike. Fire raged destroying the trees and bushes surrounding him. Estaril frowned and tried to keep his cool. He closed his eyes and began uttering the incantation. Water flew forth quenching some of the blaze. He repeated this process taking out large swaths of the flame. He opened his eyes and looked around. Small pockets of fire still burned; however, it looked as though the fires would take care of themselves without the necessary fuel. He breathed a sigh of relief and sat down. This journey had been taxing. He had left his home searching for the Tower of Wayreth and would have to continue to do so. Estaril blinked. The sunlight shone through the branches that swayed above his head. He looked around. Nothing showed any signs of having been in a fire. Greenery surrounded him. Dreams again. They were becoming more vivid the longer he journeyed on. He thought back over the journey so far. He'd survived mostly on cunning and some luck. He had relied on others distrust and misunderstanding of magic. He'd threatened his way out of highway robbery and performed small tricks to distract and delight those who'd wished him harm. The spells he could work had been enough to carry him through. He ate quickly and then packed his bed roll. He must continue. He would reach the Tower soon.

Author: Estaril Date: Wed Mar 22 18:47:33 2023 Subject The Apprentice

Estaril sighed. He was exhausted. He'd spent the morning gathering spell components for his master. Once that was finished he had taken to studying his spells. After that he had cleaned his master's labratory and sorted various papers that were lying out. The past weeks had been a grueling blur. Estaril had spent every moment that he wasn't sleeping or tending to spell components with his nose stuck in a book. He was working more advanced magic all the time (although what he was working on was still very basic). Life in the Tower was different then life in the outside world. Especially the world Estaril was used to. There were humans here of course as well as other elves and occasionally the odd gnome. He sometimes found their ways perplexing, but they were also interesting. He'd been lucky enough to already have a master when arriving at the Tower. Coralas Rivnel had agreed to take him under his wing and he felt fortunate for that. His master was powerful and exacting but was kind as well. Estaril felt comfortable in the knowledge that he would be able to progress quickly under his master's tutelage. After he'd finished cleaning the lab, Estaril returned to his room and his spellbook. It'd be a late night once again.

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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.

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Astinus says 'There are 22 authors starting with the letter E who have stories in the Palanthas library.'