The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Mennik.

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 heavy leather-bound book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Mennik' scribed in brilliant yellow ink.

Author:           Mennik
Date    Mon Jul  3 21:34:45 2006
Subject  Influence

Mennik Silvertoe never shared a formal introduction with Emla Thumbfingers..
it was more of a gradual acclimation to her presence.

In fact, he can't even recall the first time he saw her, most likely because
he tended to ignore others of his race.

Mennik's dark clothes and short hair (lacking a top-knot) were examples of his
disdain for the stereotypes of his race and his efforts to not be known as one
of them.

Naturally, he didn't think much of the female kender during the many times
when she would show up just to chat with him or show him some of her new

Mennik had other things on his mind, mostly involving his habit of mapping the
places he explored.

He worked especially hard on the map of his birthplace, Solace.

So, when Emla offered one day to take him for a tour of the forest city, he
couldn't help but chuckle.

Nevertheless, out of curiosity (which was the one kender trait that he could
never seem to shake), he accepted her offer and wondered if she could show him
anything that he didn't already know about the city.

Mennik followed Emla as she began to expertly maneuver through the city,
showing a similar knowledge of Solace's locations.

Unlike Mennik, who kept to himself during his travels, Emla had a habit of
chatting with and messing around with the various city people.

She also showed him places he hadn't seen before, hidden simply behind
unimportant looking scenery.

Near the end of their time hanging around Solace, Emla gave Mennik a strange
coin that she had found earlier.

Mennik normally would be opposed to keeping something non-useful, but for the
first time in his life, he didn't even care that the coin was not a recognized
form of currency.

As he spent more and more time around Emla, his countenance towards others of
his race changed, and he began to allow himself to have a little bit more fun.

He came to understand the kender lifestyle, and even started to enjoy being
mischievous once in a while.

Over the years, Mennik and Emla spent countless more hours together exploring
places, finding shiny objects, and just being mischievous in general.

Wanting to be closer to Emla, Mennik eventually began to leave his neutrality
behind and follow good.

Emla told him about Branchala, the god of the kender, and he now seeks to
fully abandon his neutrality in favor of the light.

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 sighs as he recants 'We saved 824 books from Ansalon from before the great Cataclysm through today.'