The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Dalner.

A little gully dwarf runs by and says 'Wordwrap Off 65 80.'
The gully continues 'Eyes hurt? Turn Color OFF!! (regular story dates)

Astinus says 'Enter the main library here to view only the author list.'
Astinus gently places a thread-bare book bound in cloth on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Dalner' scribed in unearthly blue ink.

Author:  Dalner
Date    Sun May  9 11:39:58 2004

Subject  In reason...

My name is Dalner, the defender of the crown.  I have joined in with the
lowlives of Krynn, passed time with those who submit to evil, and associated
with those who were up to no good.  By associating myself with people of that
nature I have tain ted my reputation.  However I have a greater plan in mind. 
It was no rare accident that I laughed and shared ale in the tavern with those
worshipers of the dark path.  It is no rare accident that I appear not worthy
of the Solamnic Knights.  So so much shall I falsify people's hopes.  My
reformation will glitter like red hot metal fresh from the blacksmith's oven. 
I will show more good and attract more eyes with the great juxtoposition of my
acts.  Redeeming in time a great Knight who will redeem himself when men think
least he will.  This I promise to the Solamnic Knights.  By the measure, and
by the oath.  However, I was lead to contemplate the word "honor" from my past
troubles.  Honor could be defined in countless terms: high regard, respect,
integrity, pride, fame, just, fair, good, high rank or dignity.  But then I
thought what good is honor when your dead?  It will carry your name into
future generations but you will not be present to enjoy its connotations.

So what good is honor, isn't it merely a word?  Its definatly a challenge to
uphold honor and in times of danger even harder.  Most of us are not going to
be honorable at every moment, but being a Solamnic Knight it is my duty to be
honorable at all times without hesitation.  How many people would sign up for
such a job, of course I did a while ago.  I thought my purpose would leave an
indent in Solamnic history.  However, as of now "Dalner" is just another
knight.  My conclusion is that honor is just a word, but its meaning is what
should govern us at all times and we should try our best to uphold it.  And
our acts of honor will carry to future generation as models so they will not
make the same mistakes we did.  Hopefully, each generation of Solamnic Knights
will be better than the last and their presence in Krynn more effective.  So
now I give words of encouragement to Kael, Reno, and all other new knights. 
Keep the knighthood in mind at all times and avoid the mistak es your
forefathers made.  Keep your eyes open at all times and the only people you
can have total trust in are your fellow knights.

Author:  Dalner
Date    Thu May 13 02:05:20 2004

Subject  Vrinak

I asked for assistance from Vrinak but as we approached the outskirts of town,
I realized that he was gathering various enhancing items from his bags.  I
sensed an assisination attempt so I decide to get first strike.  I fell,
however with honor.

Author:  Dalner
Date    Thu Jun 16 12:30:13 2005
Stamp   1118943013
To      "all"
Subject  Holy Order Balance

On behalf of the Holy Order Balance, I speak of our stance in the
war.  The balance on the face of Krynn has shift and is weighing heavier
towards the evil minions that wreak havoc upon the lands.  This war has
crazed the Knight of Tahkisis and sucked our brethren, the KDark Order,
into their leagues.  The fact of the matter is, the Solamnics are the
underdogs and need as much help as they can get.  To minimize the evil, and
raise those of pure hearts is our current objective.  The Holy Order
Balance is taking its position defending the Knights of Solamnia.  The
Knights of Takhisis should stop their siege on Kalaman, or be headed into
deadly battle.  

The Storytellers of Ansalon, The DragonLance MUD

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

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Astinus sighs as he recants 'We saved 829 books from Ansalon from before the great Cataclysm through today.'