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 large tome to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Taur' scribed in light yellow ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Taur's book..


Author: Taur Date: Thu Nov 6 23:34:57 2008 Subject Neophyte This story is of an eternal journey for peace and solitude, one that has led an elf of the wilds, a Kagonesti, to the embrace of the master of all minds, Majere: Taur was born in the forests of Qualinost, a city of peace and strength for his Qualinesti elven brothers, but a living hell for his kind. For his family were Kagonesti, slaves in the eyes of the Qualinesti and members of the House of Servitor, the lowest of the hierarchical classes of Silvanesti elves. Those who escaped their fate as negotiable slaves were hunted as sport and Taur's family was no exception. Although Taur's parents could count themselves lucky, having escaped the persecution of the higher elves for some time now, the birth of their newborn slowed their pace of retreat. On one fine night when the moon of Lunitari burned a crimson red in the horizon, the little Taur resting in a manger lost his parents to a brutal Qualinesti raid. It has been said that it was at the behest of Taur's parents that the gods found it fit to grant Taur a second chance at life that his parents never had. A kind elderly Qualinesti warrior, a part of the raiding detail that slew Taur's parents, found it in himself to do the unthinkable. He stole the young slave from the manger, and split from his group. Bringing the little one back to his home, he heralded the little one as his own, thus sparing the wilf elf the once-inevitable fate of slavery and death. Perhaps bearing the guilt for having played a part in the killing of the young elf's only family, he schooled the young one in the elvish arts and imbibed in him the virtues of pacifism and frugality. When the young elf's time of maturity came, he told the young elf of his past and true roots. It was then that the elderly Qualinesti passed away, resting in the knowledge that his past sins were atoned for. Now a grown elf and nearly a century old, Taur set out to find his purpose, for he knew he did not belong in the bustling city that Qualinost was. He wandered for years in the woods, finally setlling upon an abandoned hut. There was no reason for this, he just knew in his heart that this was where his destiny lay. It was here that the god Majere revealed himself to Taur and brought him under his tutelage. He was to be a monk, an ally to the servants of good and bane to the creatures who would oppose those ideals. Majere led him from the abandoned hut one day when he was ready and left him at the grand doors of the Holy Order of the Stars, a rare symbol of peace and solidarity in these times of war. The journey of Taur is only just about to begin.

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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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Irulan by Irulan, posted on Thu Jan 5 00:40:10 2023.

Irulan, the noble wanderer. She was a child taken from her parents during a raid on their home. The young one was found (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

Tachande
Tahmus
Takhisis
Taliesin
Talin
Talwin
Taman_Busuk
Tamfa
Tamgellin
Tamriel
Tanthalis
Tarantel
Targaard
Tariadal
Tarll
Tarnk
Tarones

Tarothin
Tarrian
Taur
Taurenthalas
Tavin
Tayraen
Teague
Tecla
Teldor
Tellumaelnor
Terrsa
Tesnos
Thaddeus
Thaeden
Thalijar
Thalor
Tharion

Thearn
Thelas
Thiladus
Thoras
Thrgen
Thyrix
Tiberius
Tilsivis
Tiroth
Tnaxz
Tobeo
Tobias
Toma
Torlith
Tourach
Tranch
Treikh

Trevalin
Treyen
Tridessa
Tristan
Trixel
Tsugaru
Tucha
Twistreed
Tycho
Tymiss
Tyranael
Tyranisalath
Tyril
Tyrolan
Tywin

Astinus says 'There are 66 authors starting with the letter T who have stories in the Palanthas library.'
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