The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Uther.

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 worn book on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Uther' scribed in faded yellow ink.

Author:    Uther          
Date:      Sun Sep 20 21:15:25 2009
Subject     Son of a Knight

Uther's father, Yugar, was never at home. When he was younger his mother,
Kalinia, would tell him that he was a merchant that always traveled and
never stopped. The boy thought that he would never see him again, but all
that changed when Yugar came home on his sons 16th birthday. His father
didn't dress like a merchant; he dressed as if he was a knight. This
surprised Uther very much. 

"Father, why do you dress like a knight?" Uther asked.

Yugar glared at Kalinia, and then turned back to Uther. "I am not what your
mother said I was, nor do I want to know what she told you, but it's time
for me to tell you your destiny, son. I also want to tell you that I
apologize for not being there when you were young. Hopefully what I tell you
on the monumental day will give you understanding of why I couldn't be here
with you and your mother." Yulgar gestured for Uther to sit, and he did.

"So I will come out and say it, I am a knight, but not just any knight, a
knight of Solamnia." Uther's eyes widened. He had heard of these knights and
the good that they do for people. "I can tell by your expression that you
have heard of the Solamnic knights? Well, what you might not know is that I
told your mother on the night of your birth, that once you were of age, you
would join me, along with the many other brave knights, in Solamnia, to help
defend against the evils of the world." 

Uther had no response to this. He sat there thinking and thinking. "Would I
still be able to see mother?"

"Yes you would, and you would make the family proud. You know that if you
look at our family history, every male child has been in a Solamnic knight
since The Age of Dreams. You could be-are going to be the next one in the
family being the only male left in our family."

Uther pondered some more and said, "Okay I'll do it. I will train to become
the next knight of Solamnia, like father, and his father's before him."

"Excellent, everyone will be so pleased! So go get your things packed and
ready to go. We leave in one hour," said Yulgar proudly. Uther ran to his
room threw what he needed into a bag, then kissed his mother bye, and left
with Yulgar to become a Solamnic Knight. 

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.'