The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Talwin.

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 leather bound tome on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Talwin' scribed in dark brown ink.

Author:    Talwin         
Date:      Tue Jun  3 19:56:31 2008
Subject     Astinus's Biography of the Shadow Walker Chapter 1

It was a dangerous time in Ansalon, a time of corruption and greed, and a fitting time for the power hungry and ambitious.
It was in a small village outside of Thorbardin that the first half-elf in the town's history was born. The mother, having died during childbirth, handed her son of to her parents, she named him Talwin.
At the age of two years, young Talwin exhibited a innate grasp of the arcane, when having been deprived of food by his neglective human parents, Talwin managed to call a large jug of milk to his hand by the power of his will.
Talwin's grandparents, having seen the signs of evil in there son's birth, discarded him in the wilderness, where they hoped he would die of starvation.
Talwin was found by a group of Nerakan Clerics, and brought to there church. It was here that Talwin spent four years being raised by the order of nerakan clerics in the temple square.
Escaping captivity at the age of six, Talwin left Neraka and ventured into the harsh wilderness of the mountains, where he learned the most important trait for any half-breed, how to survive.
It proved as Talwin grew older, that the reasons for his foster parents discarding him, were understandable, while magic is not evil, there were aspects of Talwin's nature that gave off bad vibes to most who saw him.
At the age of ten, Talwin found a hedge wizard with modest experience with the arcane, the wizard were not particulary gifted, but he was a member of the conclave and wore the reb robes of neutrality.
Talwin studied under the old man for three years until he discovered all he could from the inept human wizard, Talwin journeyed to Palanthas to attend university, it would be one of the few mistakes of the young mages life.

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.'