The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Cormac.

A little gully dwarf runs by and says 'Wordwrap Off 65 80.'
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Astinus says 'Enter the main library here to view only the author list.'
Astinus gently places a small leaflet on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Cormac' scribed in burnt yellow ink.


Author:           Cormac
Date    Sat Dec  3 00:49:18 2005
Subject   Upon the ramparts 

 Journal entry, Nuindai, Bran the 8th, 376 PC 
 
Soon, heroes shall be made.  I sit upon the ramparts above the eastern gate 
out of Kalaman, facing the barren Estwilde badlands.  I see smoke rising in 
the distance.  It seems like hundreds of columns stretching to the sky, as 
though the Dark Queen reached for the stars themselves.  These past months 
we have worked to ready the city.  Training her soldiers to defend her, 
fortifying weak points in the walls, building a communication structure.  
All that can be prepared for has.  The only thing now is to wait.  The only 
thing worse than war is waiting for war.   
 
We are well defended as we can be, but they are on all sides.  When 
Governor-General Ayasana uth Matar gives the order, they will close around 
us like a wicked vice.  Their numbers are staggering, their discipline 
astonishing.  These are not the self-serving soldiers of the Dragonarmies 
that my father fought.  These are knights, like us.  Devoted to the Dark 
Queen, devoted to a dark corruption of Chivalry, these men are as loyal to 
Takhisis as we are to Paladine.   
 
This is what I joined this order for.  This is why I followed in my father's 
footsteps.  Should I die in this fight, would that my lord Paladine deliver 
me to the house of my ancestors that I might sit at my father's right hand.  
I will make him proud.   
 
Sir Cormac uth Derrick Stormguard di Palanthas Knight of the Order of the 
Crown, the Holy Brotherhood of Solamnic Knights  

Author:           Cormac
Date    Sat Dec  3 00:56:41 2005
Subject   Upon the ramparts

 Journal entry, Nuindai, Bran the 8th, 376 PC 
 
Soon, heroes shall be made.  I sit upon the ramparts above the eastern gate 
out of Kalaman, facing the barren Estwilde badlands.  I see smoke rising in 
the distance.  It seems like hundreds of columns stretching to the sky, as 
though the Dark Queen reached for the stars themselves.  These past months 
we have worked to ready the city.  Training her soldiers to defend her, 
fortifying weak points in the walls, building a communication structure.  
All that can be prepared for has.  The only thing now is to wait.  The only 
thing worse than war is waiting for war.   
 
We are well defended as we can be, but they are on all sides.  When 
Governor-General Ayasana uth Matar gives the order, they will close around 
us like a wicked vice.  Their numbers are staggering, their discipline 
astonishing.  These are not the self-serving soldiers of the Dragonarmies 
that my father fought.  These are knights, like us.  Devoted to the Dark 
Queen, devoted to a dark corruption of Chivalry, these men are as loyal to 
Takhisis as we are to Paladine.   
 
Perhaps it is not well of me to admit so, but I am afraid.  I fear the 
coming battle not because I fear death, but because I know my fathers are 
watching.  My ancestors look down upon me, hoping I will do them proud.  I 
have not the martial prowess of my great uncle Denbrook, nor the 
administrative skills of my father Derrick.  I am not the leader that was my 
Great Grandfather Dirketh.  I must find my own way to my father's heavenly 
table.   
 
This is what I joined this order for.  This is why I followed in my father's 
footsteps.  Should I die in this fight, would that my lord Paladine deliver 
me to the house of my ancestors that I might sit at my father's right hand.  
I will make him proud.   
 
Sir Cormac uth Derrick Stormguard di Solanthus Knight of the Order of the 
Crown, the Holy Brotherhood of Solamnic Knights  

Author:    Cormac         
Date:      Sun Jan 14 22:42:48 2007
Subject     Border Skirmish

 

"Marrick," Cormac called toward the door. Immediately, a young boy's
head poked through the slightly ajar passage, "bring me two more candles
and open the shutters when you return. Then you may retire for the
evening."
 
"Yes, milord" replied the boy, rushing off to complete his patron's
request.
 
Cormac returned to his missives and hardly noted Marrick's return. After
six hours sitting at the desk, Cormac finally raised his head and looked
out the now open window. Amid flashes of lightning, Cormac could make
out the northern tip of the Garnet range, marking the southern most
extent of his dukedom.
 
Shoving his chair away from the desk, Cormac sighed and stretched. His
legs were stiff, his back sore. He stood and, after flexing his legs to
get the blood flowing again, he strode slowly toward the window.
 
They're up there, he thought to himself. Thousands of them, just waiting.
Waiting for a chance, waiting for a leader. When the time comes, they will
pour forth from the mountains. They'll sack Garnet, and then Thelgaard.
Solanthus couldn't be far behind that. He wondered whether he had the
man power to hold back the potentially powerful armies that could,
at any moment, come streaming down out of the mountains, out of the
lush forests of Lemish, and invade his homeland. All they needed was a
leader. One man... Cormac caught himself and chuckled. Man. No, it wouldn't
be a man, this hypothetical leader. Probably an ogre. Someone with the
strength to intimidate the broken tribes of goblins, hobgoblins, and
other savage creatures into unity.
 
Rain began to splash onto the window as the wind began to howl. The
thunderstorm had reached Solanthus. Cormac looked back toward his desk,
unfinished letters to Vingaard, troop deployments, orders for more 
provisions for his soldiers, and tax reports from all of his vassels in
Heartlund littered the desk, unfinished. Cormac thought about his bed
chamber, and how comforting the sound of the rain. He shook his head
violently. No, there was too much to be done. Perhaps he'll be able
to catch a nap tomorrow afternoon, after seeing to the garrison's fitness.
 
Even as he thought that, he laughed at himself for such a foolish dream.
He returned to his chair, pulled it close to the desk. After one last
glance at those imposing mountains, he sighed, and picked up his quill.

Author:    Cormac         
Date:      Sun Jan 14 22:51:22 2007
Subject     Worries

"Marrick," Cormac called toward the door. Immediately, a young boy's head
head poked through the slightly ajar passage, "bring me two more candles
and open the shutters when you return. Then you may retire for the
evening."
 
"Yes, milord." replied the boy, rushing off to complete his patron's
request.
 
Cormac returned to his missives and hardly noted Marrick's return. After
six hours sitting at the desk, Cormac finally raised his head and looked
out the now open window. Amid flashes of lightning, Cormac could make
out the northern tip of the Garnet range, marking the southern most
extent of his dukedom.
 
Shoving his chair away from the desk, Cormac sighed and stretched. His
legs were stiff, his back sore. He stood and, after flexing his legs to
get the blood flowing again, he strode slowly toward the window.
 
They're up there, he thought to himself. Thousands of them, just waiting.
Waiting for a chance, waiting for a leader. When the time comes, they will
pour forth from the mountains. They'll sack Garnet, and then Thelgaard.
Solanthus couldn't be far behind that. He wondered whether he had the
man power to hold back the potentially powerful armies that could,
at any moment, come streaming down out of the mountains, out of the
lush forests of Lemish, and invade his homeland. All they needed was a
leader. One man... Cormac caught himself and chuckled. Man. No, it wouldn't
be a man, this hypothetical leader. Probably an ogre. Someone with the
strength to intimidate the broken tribes of goblins, hobgoblins, and
other savage creatures into unity.
 
Rain began to splash onto the window as the wind began to howl. The
thunderstorm had reached Solanthus. Cormac looked back toward his desk,
unfinished letters to Vingaard, troop deployments, orders for more 
provisions for his soldiers, and tax reports from all of his vassels in
Heartlund littered the desk, unfinished.
 
Cormac thought about his bed chamber, and how comforting the sound of the
rain. He shook his head violently. No, there was too much to be done.
Perhaps he'll be able to catch a nap tomorrow afternoon, after seeing to 
garrison's fitness.
 
Even as he thought that, he laughed at himself for such a foolish dream.
He returned to his chair, pulled it close to the desk. After one last
glance at those imposing mountains, he sighed, and picked up his quill.

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