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 'Jaye' scribed in deep yellow ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Jaye's book..

Author: Jaye Date: Sun Jun 7 05:45:34 2009 Subject Gully Brigade "They thinks me an idiot," the gully mumbled to himself as he sharpened his hatchet on a stone," but I'll show them," he continued. All around the mumbling gully many other gullies ran about. Each carrying some trinket or another they think vital to their brigade. Each one felt energized, they felt important. The news had trickled down the tunnels of Thorbardin that someone had ordered a Gully Brigade. Noone knew who or what did, quite frankly they didn't care. They had a purpose and they were fulfilling it. One particular gully stood apart from the fumbling group, dressed in a tattered grey "uniform", consisting of torn dish rags and something ungodly smelly, and watched as the others ran about. The hatchet gully continued to sharpen his weapon, unaware of the uniformed gully approaching. With a sharp smack across the back, the uniformed gully looked down as the mumbling gully's hand slide off the sharpening stone and across the blade of the sharp hatchet," watch were ye goin ye dolt..." the gully began to shout. "Why you keep those stupid hatchets," the lead gully mocked," its not like ye see any baddies." The wounded gully growled and threw the sharpening stone right at the lead gully's forehead, and began to laugh as the rock knocked him out cold. Stepping over his unconcious "leader", the gully smirked and kept walking out of the tunnel mumbling," noone makes fun of me hatchets." A few hours later, and after much dragging, the lead gully awoke to a rather sharp knock on his head as the other two gullies dropped him into their "war room". Looking around dumbfounded, the lead gully managed to stammer out," who.. who be ye?" as he noticed a Theiwar dwarf sitting at the head of a rickety table. "I am the one who ordered you together ye dolt," the dwarf hissed menacingly. Growing impatient with the gully already, the Theiwar paced around the table and dragged the bewildered gully to his feet. "I need you clear headed, or as much as your feeble brain can be," he growled. The lead gully cringed back from the dwarf's anger, yet having no where to go began to cry. "Stop that blathering you idiot," the theiwar threatened. After much effort the gully began to cease it's tears and wipe its filthy nose on a "clean" spot on it's uniform. "What ye want me to do master?" the lead gully pleaded. "I want you to take your "brigade" and go deep into the mines, there you will find others waiting for you," the theiwar ordered. The gully looked at him perplexed, its ruddy features smeared together in deep thought," where ye want me to go again?" it asked. Losing his patience with the gully the theiwar lashed out at the gully and knocked him on his arse," go into the mines till you see noone but a dwarf in white you dolt."

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Astinus says 'There are 25 authors starting with the letter J who have stories in the Palanthas library.'