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 metal bound tome to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Uther' scribed in earth-colored brown ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Uther's book..

Author: Uther Date: Sun Sep 20 21:15:25 2009 Subject Son of a Knight Uther's father, Yugar, was never at home. When he was younger his mother, Kalinia, would tell him that he was a merchant that always traveled and never stopped. The boy thought that he would never see him again, but all that changed when Yugar came home on his sons 16th birthday. His father didn't dress like a merchant; he dressed as if he was a knight. This surprised Uther very much. "Father, why do you dress like a knight?" Uther asked. Yugar glared at Kalinia, and then turned back to Uther. "I am not what your mother said I was, nor do I want to know what she told you, but it's time for me to tell you your destiny, son. I also want to tell you that I apologize for not being there when you were young. Hopefully what I tell you on the monumental day will give you understanding of why I couldn't be here with you and your mother." Yulgar gestured for Uther to sit, and he did. "So I will come out and say it, I am a knight, but not just any knight, a knight of Solamnia." Uther's eyes widened. He had heard of these knights and the good that they do for people. "I can tell by your expression that you have heard of the Solamnic knights? Well, what you might not know is that I told your mother on the night of your birth, that once you were of age, you would join me, along with the many other brave knights, in Solamnia, to help defend against the evils of the world." Uther had no response to this. He sat there thinking and thinking. "Would I still be able to see mother?" "Yes you would, and you would make the family proud. You know that if you look at our family history, every male child has been in a Solamnic knight since The Age of Dreams. You could be-are going to be the next one in the family being the only male left in our family." Uther pondered some more and said, "Okay I'll do it. I will train to become the next knight of Solamnia, like father, and his father's before him." "Excellent, everyone will be so pleased! So go get your things packed and ready to go. We leave in one hour," said Yulgar proudly. Uther ran to his room threw what he needed into a bag, then kissed his mother bye, and left with Yulgar to become a Solamnic Knight.

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

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Astinus says 'There are 7 authors starting with the letter U who have stories in the Palanthas library.'