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Sunday, July 18th, 2010
2:57 am
[acolyte_eleni]
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Sunday, February 17th, 2008
1:56 pm
[acolyte_eleni]
Monday, April 16th, 2007
12:36 pm
[acolyte_eleni]
Four questions
Who am I?
A cleric of Paladine.
A lady of the Solamnic House of Peridies.

How did I come here?
Like all on Krynn I was created by Paladine, Gilean, and Takhisis.

What should I do?
Serve the world.

Where am I going?
First, as all souls do, to Chemosh, and then to the blessed realm of Paladine.
Monday, October 30th, 2006
1:16 am
[acolyte_eleni]
Education of a cleric, part VI
After my parents' death, I was recalled home. My brother-in-law informed me that I would be wed within the fortnight, regardless of my feelings. I felt, deeply and at the core of my being, that this was wrong. I know of no other way to put it. I retired early that evening, and prayed to Paladine. I opened my heart and asked Him to guide me, to give me the strength to endure what I must. And I heard Him! He said, "Come home, daughter. Come home." A sense of peace came over me.

Later that night, when all were asleep, I fled. I ran as if all the demons of the Abyss were at my heels. It was my first time in the streets of Palanthas after curfew, and unattended. I had been to the Temple only once before, but my steps did not falter. When I reached the Temple gate and pulled on the rope to ring the bell, I collapsed to the ground, spent and out of breath. An elderly man and a younger cleric, both robed in white, came running out, and were quite surprised to find me there. They brought me inside, and after hearing my story, sent for High Clerist Crysania.
Friday, March 31st, 2006
10:21 am
[rosalinda_71386]
books and gaming materails
*Timeline: 351 AC to 383 AC.*
-Chronicles-
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning
Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles, The
Legends
Time of the Twins
War of the Twins
Test of the Twins
Annotated Legends
Lost Chronicles
Dragons of the Dwarven Depths
Second Generation, The
Dragons of Summer Flame

*Timeline: ~250 AC to 383 AC.*
Adventures in Krynn
Tales of Uncle Trapspringer
Chaos War
Last Thane, The
Tears of the Night Sky
Puppet King, The
Reavers of the Blood Sea
Siege of Mt. Nevermind, The
Classics
Murder in Tarsis
Dalamar the Dark
Citadel, The
Inheritance, The
Defenders of Magic
Night of the Eye
Medusa Plague, The
Seventh Sentinel, The
Meetings Sextet
Kindred Spirits
Wanderlust
Dark Heart
Oath and the Measure, The
Steel and Stone
Companions, The
Preludes
Darkness and Light
Kendermore
Brothers Majere
Riverwind, The Plainsman
Flint, The King
Tanis, The Shadow Years
Raistlin Chronicles
Soulforge, The
Brothers in Arms
Reader's Companion
Odyssey of Gilthanas, The
Tales
Magic of Krynn, The
Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes
Love And War
Reign of Istar, The
Cataclysm, The
War of the Lance, The
Best of Tales, Volume One, The
Best of Tales, Volume Two, The
Villains
Before the Mask
Black Wing, The
Emperor of Ansalon
Hederick the Theocrat
Lord Toede
Dark Queen, The
Anthologies
Dragons of Krynn
Dragons at War
Dragons of Chaos
Players of Gilean: Tales from the World of Krynn, The
Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis & Hickman
Terror of Lord Soth, The
Knight of the Black Rose
Spectre of the Black Rose

*Timeline: 421 AC to Present.*
-War of Souls-
Dragons of a Fallen Sun
Dragons of a Lost Star
Dragons of a Vanished Moon
War of Souls Gift Set
Dark Disciple, The
Amber and Ashes
Amber and Iron

*Timeline: 421 AC to Present.*
-Age of Mortals-
Conundrum
Lioness, The
Dark Thane
Prisoner of Haven
Wizards' Conclave
Lake of Death, The
Bertrem's Guides
Bertrem's Guide to the Age of Mortals
Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 1
Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls, Volume 2
Elven Exiles
Sanctuary
Linsha Trilogy, The
City of the Lost
Flight of the Fallen
Return of the Exile
Minotaur Wars, The
Night of Blood
Tides of Blood
Empire of Blood
Rise of Solamnia
Lord of the Rose
Crown and the Sword, The
Taladas Chronicles, The
Blades of the Tiger
Trail of the Black Wyrm
War of Souls Anthologies
Search for Magic: Tales from the War of Souls, The
Search For Power: The Dragons From the War of the Souls, The
Champions, The
Saving Solace

*Timeline: 384 AC to 418 AC.*
-Fifth Age Core Novels-
Dragons of a New Age
Dawning of a New Age, The
Day of the Tempest, The
Eve of the Maelstrom, The
Dhamon Saga
Downfall
Betrayal
Redemption

*Timeline: 384 AC to 421 AC.*
Bridges of Time
Spirit of the Wind
Legacy of Steel
Silver Stair, The
Rose and the Skull, The
Dezra's Quest
Crossroads
Clandestine Circle, The
Thieves' Guild, The
Dragon's Bluff
Dragon Isles, The
Middle of Nowhere, The
Kang's Regiment
Doom Brigade, The
Doom Brigade, The
Draconian Measures
Tales of the Fifth Age
Relics and Omens: Tales of the Fifth Age
Heroes and Fools: Tales of the Fifth Age
Rebels and Tyrants: Tales of the Fifth Age

*Timeline: 1,020 PC to ~350 AC.*
-Heroes-
Legend of Huma, The
Stormblade
Weasel's Luck
Kaz the Minotaur
Gates of Thorbardin, The
Galen Beknighted
Kingpriest Trilogy
Chosen of the Gods
Divine Hammer
Sacred Fire

*Timeline: 9,000 PC to ~350 AC.*
-Barbarians-
Children of the Plains
Brother of the Dragon
Sister of the Sword
Dwarven Nations
Covenant of the Forge
Hammer and Axe
Swordsheath Scroll, The
Elven Nations
Firstborn
Kinslayer Wars, The
Qualinesti, The
Elven Nations Trilogy Gift Set, The
Ergoth Trilogy, The
A Warrior's Journey
Wizard's Fate, The
A Hero's Justice
Icewall
Messenger, The
Golden Orb, The
Winterheim
Lost Histories
Kagonesti, The
Irda, The
Dargonesti, The
Land of the Minotaurs
Gully Dwarves, The
Dragons, The
Lost Legends
Vinas Solamnus
Fistandantilus Reborn
Warriors
Knights of the Crown
Maquesta Kar-Thon
Knights of the Sword
Theros Ironfield
Knights of the Rose
Lord Soth
Wayward Knights, The


*Young Reader Core Novels*
A Rumor of Dragons
Night of the Dragons
Nightmare Lands, The
To the Gates of Palanthas
Hope's Flame
A Dawn of Dragons
-Trinistyr-
Wizard's Curse
Wizard's Betrayal
New Adventures, The
Temple of the Dragonslayer
Dying Kingdom, The
Dragon Well, The
Return of the Sorceress
Dragon Sword
Dragon Day
Dragon Knight
Dragon Spell
Elidor Trilogy
Crown of Thieves
Crystal Chalice, The


*Core Gaming Materials*
-3rd Edition Dragonlance Sourcebooks-
Dragonlance Campaign Setting
Dragonlance® Dungeon Master's Screen
Bestiary of Krynn
Bestiary of Krynn: Revised
Dragonlance Setting Sourcebooks
Age of Mortals
War of the Lance
Legends of the Twins
Dragonlance Topic Sourcebooks
Towers of High Sorcery
Holy Orders of the Stars
Knightly Orders of Ansalon
Races of Ansalon
Tasslehoff's Map Pouches
Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: The Age of Mortals
Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: The War of the Lance
Age of Mortals Campaign
Key of Destiny
Spectre of Sorrows
Price of Courage
War of the Lance Chronicles
Dragons of Autumn
D&D 3.5 Core Books
Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I
Dungeon Master's Guide: Core Rulebook II
Monster Manual: Core Rulebook III
Monster Manual II
Monster Manual III
Dungeons & Dragons Dice
Dungeon Master's Guide II
Dungeons & Dragons For Dummies
D&D Class Supplements
Complete Adventurer
Complete Arcane
Complete Divine
Complete Warrior
Tome and Blood
Masters of the Wild
Song and Silence
D&D Expansions
Book of Challenges
Book of Exalted Deeds
Book of Vile Darkness
Lords of Madness: The Book of Aberrations
Deluxe Dungeon Master's Screens
Draconomicon
Enemies and Allies
Epic Level Handbook
Frostburn
Libris Mortis: The Book of Undead
Planar Handbook
Sandstorm
Stormwrack
Heroes of Battle
Heroes of Horror
D&D Map Folios
D&D Map Folio I
D&D Map Folio II
Map Folio 3-D
D&D Miniatures
Miniatures Handbook
D&D Miniatures Entry Pack
Harbinger Expansion Pack
Dragoneye Expansion Pack
Archfiends Expansion Pack
Giants of Legend Huge Pack
Aberrations Booster Pack
D&D Miniatures Starter Set
Deathknell Expansion Pack
Angelfire Booster Pack
Underdark Booster Pack
D&D Race Supplements
Races of Destiny
Races of Eberron
Races of Stone
Races of the Wild
D&D Supplements
Arms and Equipment Guide
Deities and Demigods
Fiend Folio
Savage Species
Unearthed Arcana
Weapons of Legacy
Magic of Incarnum
Spell Compendium

*Supplemental Gaming Mat'ls*
-AD&D Adventure Gamebooks-
Prisoners of Pax Tharkas
Soulforge, The
Lords of Doom
Shadow Over Nordmaar
Art Books
Art of the Dragonlance Saga
Masters of Dragonlance Art
Worlds of TSR, The
Battle Lines
Sylvan Veil, The
Rise of the Titans
Chaos War Adventures
Seeds of Chaos
Chaos Spawn
DL - Dragonlance Modules
DL1: Dragons of Despair
DL2: Dragons of Flame
DL3: Dragons of Hope
DL4: Dragons of Desolation
DL5: Dragons of Mystery
DL6: Dragons of Ice
DL7: Dragons of Light
DL8: Dragons of War
DL9: Dragons of Deceit
DL10: Dragons of Dreams
DL11: Dragons of Glory
DL12: Dragons of Faith
DL13: Dragons of Truth
DL14: Dragons of Triumph
DL15: Mists of Krynn
DL16: World of Krynn
DLA - Dragonlance Adventures
DLA1: Dragon Dawn
DLA2: Dragon Knight
DLA3: Dragon's Rest
DLC - Dragonlance Classics
DLC1: Classics Volume I
DLC2: Classics Volume II
DLC3: Classics Volume III
Dragonlance Classics 15th Anniversary Edition
DLE - Dragonlance Expansions
DLE1: In Search of Dragons
DLE2: Dragon Magic
DLE3: Dragon Keep
DLQ - Dragonlance Quests
DLQ1: Knight's Sword
DLQ2: Flint's Axe
DLR - Dragonlance Resources
Otherlands
Taladas: The Minotaurs
Unsung Heroes
DLS - Dragonlance Supplements
DLS1: New Beginnings
DLS2: Tree Lords
DLS3: Oak Lords
DLS4: Wild Elves
DLT - Dragonlance Tales
DLT1: New Tales: The Land Reborn
Book of Lairs
Fifth Age
Fifth Age Dramatic Adventure Game
A Saga Companion
Saga Fate Deck
Bestiary, The
Heroes of Steel
Heroes of Defiance
Heroes of Sorcery
Heroes of Hope
Wings of Fury
Last Tower - The Legacy of Raistlin, The
Citadel of Light
Palanthas
Source Books
Dragonlance Adventures
History of Dragonlance, The
Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home
More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home
Tales of the Lance
Player's Guide to the Dragonlance Campaign
Monstrous Compendium: Dragonlance Appendix II
Time of the Dragon
Dwarven Kingdoms of Krynn
World of Krynn Trail Map, The
Atlas of the Dragonlance World, The
Gnomes - 100, Dragons - 0
Board Games and Other Games
Dragonlance Board Game, The
Dragonwand
Forgotten Realms
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
Races of Faerûn
Unapproachable East
Ral-Partha Miniatures
Heroes
Draconians
Huma's Silver Dragon
Villains
Red Dragon of Krynn
Lord Soth's Charge
Friday, March 24th, 2006
3:57 am
[acolyte_eleni]
Education of a cleric, part V
My final months under the tutelage of Dame Agnes were filled with despair. Tanin Majere and his brother were sent away on the pretext of some mysterious mission or other, and while this should have made my life easier, a fair number of the squires grew resentful, and seemed to hold me in distrust. According to Daniel, they felt that Tanin had been dealt with unfairly, and were not unsympathetic to his beliefs about the High Clerist. The Revered Son Dectine, who had recognized my vocation to the Church, told me gently but firmly that the Temple needed me - as a sympathetic Solamnic noblewoman who would tithe, and raise my children in the faith of Paladine. Politically, it seemed, Paladine did not need me as a cleric. And then Dectine himself was recalled to the Temple.

My eldest sister married a man who was as ambitious as he was unscrupulous, although I was the only one who could see this. At the wedding, my own fiance came to me and made it clear that he meant to wed me before the year was out, my wishes not withstanding. I felt trapped, helpless, and doomed. Even prayers no longer comforted me.

And then came the day that everything changed. Dame Agnes called me to her solar and gently informed me that my parents had been killed in a coach accident.
Monday, October 31st, 2005
1:40 am
[acolyte_eleni]
Night of the Eye
Tonight is the Night of the Eye, one of the busiest nights at the Temple. Though it is primarily a celebration of the mages, we also honor Solinari as the Son of our Lord and Lady, Paladine and Mishikal. However, this is not why we are so busy. Tonight, the night on which all moons are full and the only night of the year on which all can see the dark moon. Needless to say, this can cause all manner of consternation in the more sensitive among the good citizens of Palanthas. We are all, from the lowliest novice to the High Clerist herself, up until dawn providing spiritual counseling. It's certainly one of my more...interesting...duties at the Temple.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
1:12 am
[acolyte_eleni]
Education of a cleric, part IV
Sir Donal decided to resurrect the ancient custom of having a cleric attached to the household. And so Revered Son Dectine came to live with us. He was a young man, in his early twenties, with black hair and blue eyes, and he hailed from Sancrist. (Clerics of Solamnia were never sent to Solamnic households, although I didn't know it at the time.) Oh, he was a favorite with the ladies-in-waiting, many of whom thought his vow of celibacy a waste. Once I tartly pointed out that devoting one's love to the God of Good who created us all is hardly a waste, only to have Lady Fana retort that since I had to devote all of my love to the old man whom my parents had chosen, I didn't know what I was talking about.

Nonetheless, I was just as happy as the others for Revered Son Dectine's arrival, albeit for different reasons. I had been dreading my impending nuptials, and life was beginning to seem drear and meaningless. Now daily prayers and meditations were added to the routine of our day. I have always prayed, but the services led by Revered Son Dectine caused my soul to soar. In uniting my soul with the love of Paladine I was able to forget my troubles, at least for the moment.

The cleric was also our tutor in religious matters. Most of the squires, and not a few of the ladies-in -waiting, found the lessons tedious, but I took to them as a dragon to the sky. The lessons frequently turned into a spirited and good-natured debate between the Revered Son and myself. One lesson, though, turned discordant when Tanin Majere questioned why the High Clerist had not reinstituted the Kingpriestship. I found it a foolish question - after all, the Reign of Istar was marked with corruption and the near extermination of many cultures on Krynn, culminating in the Cataclysm - but Revered Son Dectine answered him gravely. He tried to explain that Her Excellency Crysania did not seek power, but only to share the peace of Paladine with Krynn, but Tanin cut him off. "It's because Crysania's weak," he sneered, to the shocked gasp of many assembled. "The whole Temple is populated by useless cowards who won't stand up to evil. When I think of the good that could be accomplished if the High Clerist would use her power to rally Solamnia to fight those villains who..."

"You mean, if Her Excellency would lead them in conquest," I coldly interrupted. "Lust for power is not strength."

"What would you know of it, lady? You with your soft life free of care and your devious ways..."

Lady Agnes appeared by the door. "Squire Tanin, I believe my husband wishes to speak with you." Tanin stood up and stalked out of the room. I found myself shaking. Everyone looked to the cleric, who appeared as shocked as they. He dismissed class, but caught my arm as I was leaving and asked to speak with me.
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
12:18 am
[acolyte_eleni]
Education of a cleric, part III
When I was thirteen I was sent to be a lady-in-waiting to Dame Agnes, of one of the most ancient and noble houses of Solamnia. I was one of a dozen or so Solamnic maidens sent to learn how to be proper ladies. We were taught some of the healing art, Solamnic history, philosophy and law, embroidery and weaving, management of a household, lute playing (at which I distinguished myself neither by my excessive talent nor excessive lack thereof, so unlike the heroines of the lais who are the best or worst musicians who ever lived), dance, etiquette, and comportment. This last was the most important. We were constantly lectured on the importance of dressing modestly, speaking softly, behaving at all times with moral rectitude, obedience, honor, and gliding. Yes, we were actually given lessons on how to glide across a room. After all, "A proper lady does not stride."

There lived also in that household a score of squires to Dame Agnes' husband Sir Donal. Oh, they were the source of much gossip among the ladies-in-waiting. As I was already betrothed, I paid little attention to them, but three I remember to this day. Daniel Uth Arden was a kind and gentle soul who was manifestly unsuited to be a knight, but was condemned by his birth to be so. We became fast friends.

The other two squires weren't even Solamnic. Tanin and Sturm Majere were the sons of two of the famed Heroes of the Lance. It's true that their father's half-sister was of Solamnic descent, but that blood did not flow in the Majere line. There were many of the Council who were uneasy with these two squires, but they were nonetheless permitted to try for knighthood. Sturm was charming and easy-going, treating everyone with respect and laughing at his own mistakes with the Solamnic tongue (in which he had not been raised.)

Tanin was another matter. He was proud, driven, and quick to anger. He was far and away the best squire on the field, but he almost seemed to hold his adopted culture in contempt. I marked him as a dangerous man. Just how dangerous, I would one day find out.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
10:01 pm
[acolyte_eleni]
The education of a cleric, part II
I remember vividly one day when I was eleven, an event that changed my life. I had gone to market in Palanthas with our cook, who was newly arrived from Haven and didn't speak Solamnic. I, like most natives of Palanthas, was bilingual in Common and Solamnic, and thus, could prevent the good vendors of this fair city from taking advantage of Cook, as they were known to do with foreigners.

Perhaps I should pause here and address a few stereotypes that many have of Solamnic ladies. We are not sequestered behind manor or castle walls. Oh, I suspect there are a few out in the hinterlands who may be locked away, but it is certainly not customary. Especially in Palanthas we are as much a part of city life as anyone else. No doubt you have heard that ridiculous story in which Raistlin Majere convinced Her Excellency Crysania to aid him in his quest by simply showing her that there were starving people in Palanthas. Of COURSE the High Clerist knew that - she had grown up in this city, and certainly once she became a Revered Daughter of Paladine she was very active in serving the poorer quarters of Palanthas.

Also contrary to popular belief, Solamnic noblewomen do not simply sit around languidly eating delicacies while being fanned by maids. I can assure you, we work quite hard. I can't count the number of times servants said to me, "Cease your daydreaming and empty the chamberpots NOW, my lady!" It's been amusing coming to the Temple, where my life is actually softer, and face the prejudice that I've never known a day of work. Some take great pleasure in assigning menial tasks to those of us from the nobility (and a third of us at the Temple are highborn Solamnics), thinking to teach us humility. We simply sigh at our hardship, and privately laugh at the notion that merely sweeping the floor could make us suffer.

Anyway, on that day when I was eleven, Cook and I went to the marketplace. I was young enough to still find it exciting - the colorful booths, the sounds, the entertainers, exotic people from all over the world. In the center on that day a crowd had gathered around two men, a human white-robed cleric and a gnome scholar, arguing about the nature of the universe. It was easily the most fascinating thing I had ever heard. I wandered closer, my basket heavy on my arm, and lost myself in the debate. When Cook found me, she dragged me away, scolding me for worrying her so. I barely heard her. I knew at that moment I wanted the debate, I wanted the knowledge, I wanted the study that those men were free to pursue. I wasn't aware of it at the time, but it was then in my heart that I decided to become a cleric.
Monday, March 21st, 2005
10:11 pm
[acolyte_eleni]
The education of a cleric, part I
I was betrothed at age 5 to a man 30 years my senior. The House of Peridies was ancient, noble, and strapped for cash. My betrothed was a lesser knight of a not-so-ancient, but far wealthier, family. Thus, it was considered a perfect match. The marriage itself would not take place for another 15 years, although legally I could have been wedded and bedded at 13. My parents were not unkind, however, and insisted (over the objections of my betrothed's family) that the marriage itself not take place until I was a grown woman.

I was a bright child, and well-educated. I studied arithmetic, astronomy, history, composition, and of course the Disks of Mishakal. Now it should be mentioned that the attitude of most Solamnic households in those early days towards the Temple of Paladine was a proper, if mistrustful, respect. Outwardly, they knew their duty as defenders of the faith, and were pious. Privately, most nobles saw the newly formed Temple as a potential drain, both on Solamnia's wealth and on its youth, as far too many destined to be squires or brides instead took oaths of poverty, chastity and pacifism. I was fascinated with the philosophy in the Disks of Mishakal, and once questioned my tutor about a passage, eager to show off my own interpretation. He snapped at me, "That's cleric business, and none of your concern." I learned at that moment to be wary of asking, although nothing could stop me from privately questioning.
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