DRAGONLANCE TALES II
THE REIGN OF ISTAR
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Paladine, you see the evil that SURROUNDS ME!
You have been witness to the calamities that have been the
scourge of Krynn.... You must see now that this doctrine of
balance will not work!
"... I can sweep evil from this world! Destroy the ogre
races! Bring the wayward humans into line! Find new
homelands far away for the dwarves and the kender and the
gnomes, those races not of your creation....
"... I demand that you give me, too, the power to drive
away the shadows of evil that darken the land!"
So the Kingpriest prayed on the day of the Cataclysm.
He was a good man, but intolerant, proud. He believed
his way to be the right way, the only way, and insisted that
everyone else - including the gods - follow his thinking.
Those who disagreed with him were, by definition, evil
and, according to the law, must be "converted" or
destroyed. The stories in this volume deal with the effects
of such edicts and beliefs on the people of Ansalon at the
time prior to the Cataclysm