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 heavy platinum-covered book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Ruck' scribed in glowing purple ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Ruck's book..


Author: Ruck Date: Mon Apr 19 23:10:24 2010 Subject BG Story This is long overdue, sorry folks. It was very apparent there was something wrong with Ruck, even at a young age. He lived with a pack of merchant Neidar nomads who possessed different skillsets. His father was a hunter and leatherworker, one of the strongest men of his pack, and his mother was a druid, devout of Chislev. The first time he can remember his father bringing home a fresh kill and working with the flesh of the beast, he grew this lust inside him and stared hypnotized as his father explained. He started to try to mimick his fathers behavior, killing small rodents and playing with their corpses. Many times his mother would scold him, hoping her son would grow out of this horrid phase, but it only got worse. In Ruck's teenage days, he would visit libraries and collect books on his travels. He began to try to educate himself, rather than follow in his father's trade, which he began to find too mundane for his liking. His obsession with corpses never died however, and he started to familiarize himself with human and beast anatomy... many times firsthand, goring cadavers next to giant bonfires at night. His pack began to see that this was not just a phase, and that Ruck was clearly insane, so they had a pack meeting and decided to throw him out. His parents, extremely upset, wished Ruck good luck on his travels. Ruck travelled and travelled, looking for other folks like himself, and found a cult of necromancers. When he learned of The Lord of Death, Chemosh, he immediately joined the cult, convinced that this was his life calling. After years of prayer and meditation, Chemosh began bestowing unholy power upon Ruck, who is slipping even deeper and deeper into insanity.

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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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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

Raaksida
Radagor
Raelin
Raeszor
Raeton
Raevin
Railen
Raina
Ralleos
Ralmus

Raphael
Rattlepot
Rauglothgar
Rederick
Reiner
Reinhart
Rek
Relgath
Rellic
Renan

Reno
Renolt
Resh
Rhianna
Rhibbl
Ridel
Rinald
Rinion
Riosio
Rodel

Rodin
Rorin
Rouuthav
Ruck
Ryath
Ryna
Rysk

Astinus says 'There are 37 authors starting with the letter R who have stories in the Palanthas library.'
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