The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Skurn.

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 'Skurn' scribed in glowing orange ink.

Author:  Skurn
Date    Fri Mar 15 14:20:02 2002

Subject  My Hist

Growing up in the Majestic Capital of The Minotaur Empire, Nethosak, Skurn
lived quite a normal minotuar life.

Skurn, part of the Teskos clan, trained to be a warrior with some of the
greatest in all of Mithas.

Skurn was the youngest of 5 children and his parents were Priest of Sargas.

All his simblings aimed to become Emperor, but Skurn was different.

Skurn wanted to leave his homeland and explore the continent of Ansalon. He
longed for adventure, but that would not come until later in his life.

Years past and became one of the best warrior of all Mithas. He took a job a
State Guard and was quickly promoted to Captain after showing great courage.

Skurn's whole life changed one day. A patrol had found a group of Knights in
black armor badly hurt wandering around lost. They were captured and thrown in

The High Priest had ordered Skurn to interrogate that knights and find out why
they had come to their land.

Skurn came down to the cell, where they were being held and asked for the
leader of the group.

A beautiful human lady stepped up, even with dirt and dry blood all over her
face, she was still the most beautiful person he had ever seen.

The women introduced her self as Lady Dezra, Knight of Takhisis. She told
Skurn that her and her crew's ship had been thrown off course by story which
badly hurt their ship.

The ship then crashed into this land. Skurn nodded went back to report to the
High Priest.

Skurn could not get Derza out of his head, he kept think of her beautiful
body. But knew that this was wrong, it was strictly against all of the things
Minotaurs believed in to fall in love with a human.

He approached the High Priest and told him the knight's story. The High Priest
nodded and said "bring those lesser beings to the Great Circus and let them
fight to their deaths."

Skurn without thinking protested but quickly shut his mouth. Back talking to
the High Priest was not a good idea.

The High Priest stared at him and reading his mind. He spat, and growled "You
have fallen in love with this human scum."

Skurn quickly denied it and said would never fall in love a with a human. But
the High Priest was right and Skurn was in love with her and the High Priest
knew it.

The High Priest ordered Skurn to prove it and kill the prisoners. Moments
later, guards came in dragging the prisoners behinds them.

Skurn growled and took out his axe. He approached the first knight and slit
his throat. He continued this until there was one more left, Lady Derza.

Skurn approached her, stared at into her pretty blue eyes and dropped his axe.
He could not kill her. The High Priest growled.

Lady Derza and Skurn were both thrown into jail and would fight for their
freedom in the Great Circus. Skurn had lost everything but it was all worth it
to him. He and Derza and fallin in love and fight to the end. She taught him
the ways of Takh isis and knighthood. They fought heroicly together for weeks
in the name of Takhisis, but they could last no longer. They had grown tired
and the battles were getting even more unfair.

They prayed to Takhisis for help every day and finally, she answered them. The
Dark Queen told them she had seen their courage and devotion to her. She
smiled and told Skurn and Derza would free them.

Takhisis ottered some words and in a flash they were teleported into Storm
Keep. There, Skurn joined the knighthood and now fights alongside Derza in the
name of Takhisis.

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