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 miniscule pocket book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Lynx' scribed in vibrant white ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Lynx's book..

Author: Lynx Date: Wed Apr 1 07:52:20 2009 Subject Preparing to protect the balence... * Highmaster Lynx looks up from his paperwork, and over to an apprentice.* Apprentice Gorin says Highmaster? You asked to see me? Highmaster Lynx says I did.' Highmaster Lynx says I have a job for you, but it is one that must be accomplished in utmost secrecy.' *Apprentice Gorin waits patiently, as befits an apprentice* Yes, Highmaster.' * Highmaster Lynx passes a sheet of parchment across the desk to the apprentice. * He says We have received intelligence that renegades are flocking to a new group of soldiers, and we need to know why.' *Apprentice Gorin, unable to avoid the slight sneer in his voice, says * Renegades, Highmaster? *picks up the parchment* *Highmaster Lynx nods* These magi are receiving unconventional training that is a threat to the balance. Your mission is not to kill them, as of yet. Only to gather information.' I need to know the layouts of their fortifications, armaments, and troop counts.' You will fit in quite well there, I believe. Many of the followers of Nuitari have been seen traveling to these...camps' *Highmaster Lynx pauses for a second* You will of course be paid well for your services...and your discresion' Apprentice Gorin says Highmaster, not to be impetuous, but I am here for the magic. What would be in it for me? Why should I spy on these lesser mages?' Highmaster Lynx says For one, your duty to the magic requires you to deal with the renegades.' * Lynx waves over to another apprentice, who approaches with a satchel of furs, with a dusty old book on top. * Apprentice Gorin says My life is devoted to Nuitari, Highmaster. I will seek out these renegades.' Highmaster Lynx says You one new spell per fortnight will show itself to you in this book, but any other who looks at it will see naught but blank pages.' Apprentice Gorin says A fine prize indeed. ' * Lynx nods to the apprentice to hand the satchule to apprentice Gorin* * Lynx says Wear those cloths at all times, they will make you more astute in your magic, and better able to handle what ever comes at you. * * Lynx then waves to another apprentice and whispers something in his ear, then watches as he runs out of the room. * *Apprentice Gorin feels the enchanted fabric* This would do well to turn the knife in the dark. My thanks, Highmaster. I must make ready for my journey. Where should I go first?' * Magus Egam looks up as the apprentice comes to him. Listening to his quick words, he rises, and makes his way to the Highmaster's chamber. * * He looks in, before stepping to the chamber, bowing his head at Highmaster Lynx. "Yes Highmaster?" * Highmaster Lynx nods at the magus Magus Egam, this young apprentice is now in our services.' *Apprentice Gorin bows before Egam* Magus.' Highmaster Lynx says He is to handle the task we discussed last evening.' *Highmaster Lynx turns to the apprentice* Apprentice, Magus Egam will be your contact within the tower. Speak to no one about this, not even your master.' Apprentice Gorin says Yes, Highmaster. ' Highmaster Lynx says You will be paid handsomely when this is all over, as well as what you have already been paid...' I now have more pressing matters to deal with, good day. *looks down at his paperwork, as a obvious sign of dismissal*' * Egam looks over Gorin, a frown building in his brow. He catches Lynx' eye for a moment questioningly. * Apprentice Gorin says Indeed. Magus Egam, I will alert you once I have arrived at my destination. *bows* I will prepare for my Journey now.' * Magus Egam nods absently, his questioning gaze still locked on Lynx. * The Apprentice, Gorin, leaves the office to prepare for his mission.*' *Highmaster Lynx looks over to Magus Egam, a thin smile appearing on his lips.' Magus Egam says A black mage Highmaster?' Highmaster Lynx says Yes, not my first choice I assure you.' But we would not be able to infiltrate their ranks with a member of the balance, not surrounded by the evil that seeps from that area of Kyrnn.' And if we loose a black robe along the way.. *shrug* Tis no great loss.' contined... Author: Lynx Date: Wed Apr 1 07:53:13 2009 Subject pt2 Magus Egam says *purses his lips in thought, before stating in a hushed tone* Of course, just the more mouths we bring in, the greater the chance of one opening unexpectedly..' Highmaster Lynx ssighs This is true, but the garments he has just left with hold a maledict on them. If, while wearing them he does not use the proper disgreshion...' Magus Egam says Also, I imagine you'll want me to keep my eyes on him in case of any mishaps?' * Lynx nods. " That is correct, I wish to know what hes doing, when hes doing it." I will require a report filed weekly, and if anything out of the ordinary a immediate report. * Magus Egam says As you wish Highmaster. Is there anything else?' Highmaster Lynx says That will be all. Tonight I have plans that involve you. I will need to see you at Midnight.' Magus Egam says I shall make myself available for your summons. *bows and turns around, leaving the chamber.*' . to be contined...

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