The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Rinion.

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 giant book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Rinion' scribed in dark red ink.

Author:    Rinion         
Date:      Tue Feb 27 12:27:06 2007
Subject     The Cursed

Walking through the remains of the city of Tarsis a hill dwarf silently slips
into the shadows of a rubble filled alley. Coming to a stop where a building has
collapsed upon itself, blackened with dragonfire, he glances around to ensure
that he hasn't been seen. Confident that his presence has gone unnoticed he runs
his calloused hands across the bricks, searching for something. His fingers find
the familiar niche and he presses them and whispers something softly and
vanishes from sight.

Deep beneath the winged city the dwarf appears in a small antechamber seemingly
untouched by the chaos of the War of the lance. Small globes of light are lit
and float above a stone pedestal near the center of the room. The dwarf
approaches the pedestal and withdraws a small leather pouch from the folds of
his cloak. Opening the pouch the dwarf dumps it's contents, a reddish powder,
onto the raised platform. The dust begins to glow softly. As the dust glows
brighter the light from the globes begins to fade. Soon the room is awash in a
reddish glow and the dwarf kneels down before the pedestal in anticipation.
*Continued in next post*

Author:    Rinion         
Date:      Tue Feb 27 13:07:56 2007
Subject     The Cursed - Part II

The dwarf knelt silently, waiting to hear the call of the voice of the God he
sought. He had been in preperation for this ritual for countless weeks, and now
his reward was finally at hand. The dwarf had been lead to this building after
coming across a fading text deep within the confines of Skullcap while trying to
uncover the lost art of poisonious herbs and disease. He had heard whispers of
the god he sought, but solid information had always eluded him to the point that
he began to believe that the order of Morgion was nothing more then a myth.
Until that fateful day...

The text had described this chamber below the grand city of Tarsis as a meeting
place for those who sought to do the will of Morgion by spreading disease and
decay among the populace of Krynn. The members of the order kept their identity
secret from eachother and the outside world. They worked in the shadows of night
and were often never seen or heard; only death told the tale of their coming.

Near the end of the text a ritual was described for those who decided they
wished to follow Morgion. The preperation was tedious and the component required
to draw the attention of the god was not easily found in this age. The dwarf had
searched long and hard before finally striking a deal with a black robed magic
user and securing the necessary component. Now that he had done all the things
set forth in the text he was ready to submit himself to the will of Morgion.

*Continued in next post*

Author:    Rinion         
Date:      Fri Mar  2 00:41:39 2007
Subject     The Cursed - Part III

Slowly the reddish glow in the room began to dim and the dwarf feared he had
done something wrong. Then without warning a great weight pressed down on him
from above and his vision was struck from his eyes. The stench of death and
decay overwhelmed him and he beagn to tremble with the fear one only knows in
the presence of a God.

A voice whispered through his head "You have sought and found favor with me
dwarf. See to it that you do not dissapoint. I am quick to reward my servants,
but if you fail me in any endevor I will be quick to flay the flesh from your
bone and devour your soul. Be welcome among the Order of Morgion and spread my
disease throughout the lands.."

Slowly the weight lifted from the dwarf and he felt his vision return. The
globes above the pedestal began to glow softly again and the dwarf wondered if
he had imagined what had just transpired. His doubts quickly faded when he
looked upon the pedestal, for where the red powder was before had been replaced
with a hooded brown robe...

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 825 books from Ansalon from before the great Cataclysm through today.'