The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Shaddaric.

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 book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Shaddaric' scribed in grey ink.

Author:  Shaddaric
Date    Sun May 22 18:58:45 2005
Stamp   1116806325
Subject  Freedom

"Enough of this!" The young minotaur spat in disguest at the work of
his hands. "Eevery day the same thing! I do what my father and his father
did, yet I never come a step closer to knowing who I am. Oh, perhaps they
were content to merely craft these tools of destruction and not use
what thier hands had made. but they found contentment in fear also!
Always a slave to the hypocritical whims of another being never knowing
thier true self."

Shaddaric paused a moment to gather his senses. The subject was such a
source of rage and frustration to the young minotaur.
The solamnics call themselves good and yet are hated by the dragonarmies
Do the dragonarmies hate the solamnics for nothing? Does not thier queen
have a right to exist and to be exert her will? So then the solamnics are
evil in relation to the dragonarmies and in the eyes of the dark queen
thier self proclaimed "goodness" is nullified. 

Shaddaric thought more about the subject.

What about the dark queen and her armies? Do they live up to thier own
teachings? The young minotaur thought about the nature of evil a while. 
evil is purely destructive. To preserve something, regardless of its'
nature is a kind act. Evil is not capable of kindness. Even the dark queen
works to preserve her self and her purpose so she is kind to herself
and to her armies. Even if only as a means to an end.

Shaddaric could no longer contain his thoughts and spoke out loud to
himself. "I will not find contentment in serving those who set standards
only to violate them. I have heard rumors of individuals who are exactly
that.. individuals"

"There are those amoung the races of krynn who do not bow down to extreme
measures and thus expose thier error. They understand that the freedom 
from either extreme is the only path to peace. I am certain that they
have both the ability to prosper and exist as themselves, as well as hide
thier true nature from those who are governed by either extreme.
It would be of profit to me to seek the head of such a group of these
individuals and plead my case with them."

With this Shaddaric finished his reasoning, closed up shop and headed into
the night.

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 mentions 'We have had over 842 storytellers on Ansalon pen their epic stories here for all to read.'