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 book to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Yoden' scribed in faded purple ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Yoden's book..

Author: Yoden Date: Sun Jul 26 18:50:38 2015 Subject Yoden's back story

Yoden was the last in the long line of his clan's champions, a Minotaur that was supposed to raise his clan to new heights. Until one day he was betrayed by a trusted friend and sold Into slavery to fight in an arena where every fight could end in his death. Yoden excelled in combat and soon the crowds loved him. Yoden was sent to the front lines as a slave-soldier. At first the Minotaur fought with joy, but the the death toll began to rise over the years it began to wear him down. When one day seeing a Minotaur (owned by another master) kill a weak and defenseless opponent Yoden rebelled and slew him against his own masters wishes. This act branded him a renegade to the army commanders and he was sent back to the fighting pits. As punishment he was to fight against and assortment of other Minotaur and ogres counting five in total. But even facing these odds he prevailed the victor and the crowd cheered for him once again. Furious that he had lived Yoden was beaten then sold yet again but this time to a man who was less cruel to his slaves then any master Yoden had known before. Striking up a friendship of sorts (as much as a slave can be friends with his master) Yoden gained his freedom after just 5 short years but only after acting the assassin and killing anyone his master marked for death in the most brutal and bloody ways imaginable. Now free he vowed vengeance on the one(s) responsible for his slavery and to all those how hurt him over the years. "Finding" the Dark Queen in his years as a slave he turned to her for guidance and strength even now as he ventured out into the world After the personal war he created while seeking revenge was over, Yoden traveled through the lands looking for a place to fit in, but his past hunted him in the form of a group of Minotaur wanting justice, or so they believed, for the dishonorable way Yoden had killed their commander. This hunt, from those whom Yoden had once counted as allies, forced him to go on the offensive and confront the his precursors. In the end Yoden confronted them, only to be forced into a duel against the Minotaur that had been dogging him. From that duel Yoden emerged the victor, but at the cost of his mate, Nola and a follower Arkar.

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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




Astinus says 'There are 9 authors starting with the letter Y who have stories in the Palanthas library.'