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 paper booklet to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Renan' scribed in light red ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Renan's book..

Author: Renan Date: Thu Jul 23 02:04:28 2009 Subject Renan a New Journey It has only been a few weeks yet my life has changed so much, it all changed since the first day I met her. I met her at the market in Sanction, her hair black as a raven and her eyes pierced me and aroused my lions. I felt lust for a woman I had just met. After conversing with her several days that week i learned she was a servant to a spice merchant, this stired my heart with anger at her being treated so poorly. I told my parents about this girl and they told me I was a fool and that they would not lower their family position by letting me marry a commoner. Still my heart ached for this raven hair girl. I asked her to run away with me, to marry me and leave this place. She spoke of fearing her lord that he would kill her if she tried to flee. Telling me that she would only feel safe leaving with me if he was dead so that should could love me without fear. I resigned myself to his death so that I might possess this woman, I told her he would be dead by morning. With that news she came in close and touched her body next to mine kissing me with a fire of passion. I bought a mace with a handle of bone in the market that day and snuck outside the house where my loves master lived. It was late in the night when he returned from the taverns and brothels, he was weak with drink and I was strong with love and desire. With a single blow I crushed his skull in, he crumpled to the ground. Breaking into the house and taking my love away I had to stop at my house before I left to gather some supplies for us so we could make our escape. My parents were still up waiting for me, when they saw my love with me and the bloodly mace they screamed out and called me a murder. I quickly silenced them both with the mace, adding their blood to my hands they died quickly. Suddely my loved began laughing with a cackle glee, suddely her form changed to another woman a goddess among women. She told me that I had proved amusing and would grant me power, to wield her name like a weapon, he name was Takhisis. She bade me to take what I could and head north to where I would be one with her, a cleric serving his goddess. That is why my life ended and my new life began. Author: Renan Date: Thu Aug 20 01:20:18 2009 Subject Army Life Travel towards Neraka had been slow on foot. There were occasional patrols that saw me but just one look at my cold eyes and they let me pass without incident. Mercenarys heading towards Neraka were common these days with a call out for soldiers of all types these days. Nearing the city it smells of power, armies gathering and weapons being forged. After making my way into the city I signed up at a recruitment office to be a infantry in the red army. Not wanting to make myself apparent that my queen had blessed me I wanted to earn my rank on my own merits. I met with my commmanding officer Ayasana, and I was told that i was under her command, I then went and gathered equipment from the provision office. A new suit of black leather armor to go with the mace that my queen had given me. The first 2 weeks were brutal, I was not nearly as skilled with weapons as some of the other troops. I suffered more then my share of injuries but thanks to my queen I was always able to heal myself before the next day. I had to practice my spells in secret not wanting to give myself away, it was difficult learning to channel that power. I focused on protecting myself first then branching out into elemental spells and spells of power that I could use to slay my foes w I had to practice my spells in secret not wanting to give myself away, it was difficult learning to channel that power. I focused on protecting myself first then branching out into elemental spells and spells of power that I could use to slay my foes with. Soon I shall reval myself as a cleric of my queen and I will take my rightful place in her master plan. story post ld 27 Author: Renan Date: Sun Oct 4 02:44:10 2009 Subject Emperor is Missing Most of the army that could be dispatched to search for the emperor had already been sent. My training had not yet been completed in the temple so I was not with the rest of the army. Rumors from some of the other troops is that The solamnics ambused him while he was looking for Berem. I dismissed that right away since I know the power of the magic he could wield. I prayed to the dark queen to grant me a vison on where I might find him, knowing that if he was injured in battle his magic might have taken him to a secure play away from Neraka. Everyone is worried about their rank and the Emperor encourages his troops to be agressive for their rank, so he would have wanted to protect himself and shield his location. After several hours I waited for a response from my queen, she was distant searching for this Berem. I wait for a sign from her to choose my next move. Author: Renan Date: Wed Oct 21 01:57:18 2009 Subject Reporting for Duty Renan had spent three days time in the temple neither eating or sleeping till the Queen of Darkness anger subsided. Hearing a voice Renan bowed and said, "Queen I listen and obey command me." "Luerk has failed me you will retrieve him and bring him back to the temple. An expedition to bring him back has already left you will join them", Renan heard in his head. Nodding and smiling I cast a spell if nourshiment before I set out on my journey. I must not fail my Queen, Renan considered, if one so mighty as Luerk can incur her wrath then no one is safe. Casting a might spell of transportant Renan appears in a small camp in the desert. Looking around some sentries seem concered that he appeared out of thin air. I bring out my holy symbol from under my vest, the Cresent Moon shinning clear in the night with the power of my goddess. I order the senty, "Take me to commander Ayasana, we have much to discuss", Renan ordered.

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