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 worn tome to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Menith' scribed in rich blue ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Menith's book..


Author: Menith Date: Thu Nov 13 06:10:00 2008 Subject Menith Farming in the shadow of the city of Neraka was a difficult life at best. Menith leaned on the plow wearily, and glanced towards the house, where Gina was inside, sleeping. His sister had woken up this morning feeling sick, so he had told her to stay inside by the fire for a day or two. He glanced at the sun, which was slowly sinking behind the mountains, and judged that he could leave the field as it was. The rocky soil would not be harmed by an hour of neglect. He was trudging towards the house, when the door flew open and Gina stood in the doorway, a blanket wrapped around her and a stricken look on her face. Blood dribbled down her face and she sagged against the doorframe. Menith broke into a run and grabbed Gina before her head could strike the floor, mopping some of the blood from her mouth with the edge of the blanket. "That's rarely a good sign, you know. The blood out of the mouth." Menith turned at the harsh whispered voice and saw a priest standing there, black hood pulled low, and a veil covering his face. He leaned in close, examining Gina. "Yes, that's a very bad sign. She doesn't have much time left. It's a really nasty plague she's got there. I'm surprised she lasted this long. Some of them last longer than others." Menith set Gina down slowly and lunged at the stranger, reaching to grip him by the throat. A flash of light and he pulled back, holding a hand that withered and shrivled before his eyes. He gasped at looked at the stranger. "Who are you?" He gasped, cradling the withered hand before him. The Stranger's eyes glowed red over the veil. "I am Morgion, mortal, and I would suggest you not do that again. I'll only remove the disease from you once." Morgion passed his hand over Menith's, and the disease crept backwards, and the hand was healthy again. Menith stared at the healthy flesh, then at the god. "What do you want from me?" "Oh, it's quite simple, Menith. You're mine now. Where ever you go, you will spread disease. Gina will be held as...protection of your new aliegence. There is a band of mercenaries working out of Solace. You will go with them. Follow where they go, and spread disease in your wake. Gina can stay here. Don't fail me, Menith. You'll regret it." With that, Morgion's figure blurred, and became a fine mist that drifted away on the wind. Menith looked back to Gina. The blood had ceased to flow from her mouth, and she opened her eyes slowly. "Menith? What's happening?" He looked out accross the farm, seeing the only life he had ever known. It would be hard to leave.

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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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Sorin squints, frowns and brings his fingertips together on his lips. He pauses for a moment before speaking again. "(read more)....

The Storytellers of Ansalon, The DragonLance MUD

Astinus points to the massive wall of books behind him and bids you to make a selection.


Authors: All|A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

Mabius
Maccus
Maddocks
Maik
Maire
Makarth
Malache
Malar
Malen
Malicai
Malmere
Malsvir
Maraxas
Maraxus
Marcus
Mariala

Marian
Mariasana
Marik
Marpo
Marrock
Marthesa
Marus
Masticore
Mathias
Mathios
Mayhem
Mazerith
Mazik
Medea
Mellande
Melody

Menith
Mennik
Menoch
Mephiston
Merek
Merianne
Meriele
Merla
Merridew
Merthos
Michael
Miella
Mikael
Minak
Miral
Miranda

Misto
Mizarod
Moctah
Mogli
Monadan
Mondraiken
Moonheart
Mordiar
Morgion
Morguldon
Murik
Mykas
Mystearica
Mystic
Myzery

Astinus says 'There are 63 authors starting with the letter M who have stories in the Palanthas library.'
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