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

From the pages of Jabbuk's book..

Author: Jabbuk Date: Fri Nov 20 16:15:49 2009 Subject Dark Beginnings When Jabbuk was born Nuitari eclipsed Solinari. Many considered this a very bad sign. At an early age Jabbuk found he was not like other elves. He was moody and tended to brood. He was also prone to violent outburst, which didn't endear him to others. Though his parents never understood him they did love him. He in turn loved them dearly. Due to his outlandish behavior, he grew up with no friends. Which was fine with him, he didn't enjoy their company either. Living in relative seclusion, he spent his time studying the ancient tomes of magic his greatgrandfather had given him. One day while out collecting components for his latest magical experiment, he met the beautiful Glasia. It was love at first sight and they were engaged to be married. A change came over Jabbuk after he met Glasia. His brooding nature left him, and his fits of rage were nonexistant. He started making friends and was happier than he ever though he could be. Then one day, a mob of rioting men attacked the paeceful elven settlement over a land despute. Jabbuk and his father battled side by side protecting their home. First his father was struck down, then Jabbuk was mortally wounded by a blade slash. Glasia seeing her love cut down, ran from the house, and grabbing his father's sword, valiantly cut down three humans before being riddled with arrows. Jabbuk's mother was cold bloodedly murdered inside the house. The men set the village ablaze as they left. As jabbuk's lifes blood flowed to the ground he was using his last strength to drag himself to die at Glasia's side, when he heard a child giggle. When Jabbuk looked up he saw a child standing between him and his beloved. The child bent down and whispered in his ear, "Remember it is Nuitari that saved thee this day." Suddenly his bleeding stopped, his wounds were healed and his strength returned. Author: Jabbuk Date: Thu Nov 26 11:04:39 2009 Subject A New Direction After the sack of his village Jabbuk travelled around aimlessly, eventually arriving at Palanthas. Being reclussive and from small village he had never been to a city before, and this one was full of those he hated. Once inside the walls he went on a major killing spree, killing every human he could get away with and the chaos of the Dragon Army invasion made it easy. He knew almost nothing of the Dragon Army, growing up they were far away and of little concern to everyday life, so no one talked about it much. Jabbuk watched the victory parade as it passed thruogh the streets, the Dragon Army's leader was coming to take official control of the city. As the Emperor pasted Jabbuk was shocked, he was an Elf! In that moment of realization, Emperor Luerk instantly became his hero. Now this was an elf worthy of respect, feared by his enemies and respected by the hords of monsters at his command. 'Yes', Jabbuk thought to himself, 'I must find out more about Luerk. That I may follow in his footsteps and build an empire upon the ashes of my life.' Author: Jabbuk Date: Tue Dec 8 11:56:39 2009 Subject In the Night Jabbuk tried to go see Emperor Luerk, but was stopped at the door. The door guards literally laughed in his face. Jabbuk marked both of the guards well for future reference, then said, "You will see me again." As he walked away one of the guards said in Goblin, "And if you had a little more meat on your bones, I'd invite you to dinner." The other guard snickered, then they both laughed. Jabbuk gave no sign that he understood what was said, as he walked away but promiced himself they would be sorry. It was late so Jabbuk went to the inn and after an ale or two went to his room and climbed in the bed. This was always the worst time for him, because it was when thoughts of the last day in the village came to him. After tossing and turning for a while he finally fell asleep. Then he dreamed: He was floating in space and before him two men were argueing. The old man in white was furious and shouting, while the young man in black was yelling back, the smile never left his face. A silence spell must have been put on him, because even though he was close Jabbuk couldn't hear what was said. Then the two men turned and looked at Jabbuk, the one in white leering in fury and the one in black grinning and giving a wink. Jabbuk sprang awake, finding himself sitting and in a cold sweat. Then he shuttered as a wave of fear washed over him. It was still some hours before sun rise, but Jabbuk knew more sleep was out of the question. So he climbed out of bed and grabbing his stuff left the inn. Author: Jabbuk Date: Thu Dec 17 02:46:24 2009 Subject First Sight Jabbuk stayed to the darker streets of Palanthas as he continued his Human killing spree. Since the dream, which was swiftly fading from his memory, he had felt a strange pull coming from the sky over head, but when he would look he saw nothing but stary sky. No matter what he did he couldn't shake it. Jabbuk had lost track of how many Humans he had killed, and after another quick kill he noticed he was standing in front of a magic store. He was new to the city and had most likely passed it more than once, but had never noticed it before. So, of corse he had to check it out. Inside he found out it was much more than just a simple shop. Eventually after wandering around in side for a while, he found his way to the top of the Ivory Tower. The skyward pull was just as strong inside as it was outside, and as he stepped into the room he looked in that direction. All Jabbuk could do was stand there in shock, as for the first time in his life he looked upon Nuitari.

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