The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Solunu.

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 platinum-covered book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Solunu' scribed in grey ink.


Author:    Solunu         
Date:      Tue Mar  2 03:52:38 2010
Subject     A business opportunity!

Several volumes in the library at Mount Nevermind, but here is a
summary."
"That ancient ancestor was of course a member of the Metallurgy Guild. He wished to discover the composition of the moons that orbit Krynn. It was his postulation that all three were made of different materials. He sought to collect samples from each moon and so in order to do so, he built a transportation vehicle that used natural pressure found in a geyser near Mount Nevermind to propel himself upwards. He never quite reached his target, but he had an exhilarating freefall into the ocean off the coast of Sancrist."
"My grandfather 17 times removed tried flying a single-man ship that was tethered to great bladders of lighter-than-air gas. He got the closest that any of us have ever reached, but the lack of air at that altitude eventually killed him. He finally came down somewhere near Kendermore. The inhabitants there thought it the most wondrous thing."
"Then there was my great (eight times) grandfather. He attempted to build a ladder secured right to the side of Mount Nevermind! Can you imagine that? When it finally broke under its own weight, it very nearly struck a Solamnic castle several miles south of the mountain. His grandson tried something similar, but using a scaffold instead. His results were similar."
"Anyways, I have broke with family tradition. I have a theory that I can determine the makeup of the moons through a combination of direct observation and spectral analysis. But such equipment is quite sensitive, and Mount Nevermind is... well, not conducive to such work. So I have come here, to Palanthas. I hope that I can raise enough funds to build my observatory east of the city, up there on that so-called Dragon Mountain."
"Wait! Master Dwarf! My good sir, come back! Are you saying you don't want to participate in my venture?"

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